President @ SEGITTUR
Antonio López de Ávila was appointed as President of State society for the Management of Innovation and Tourism Technologies (SEGITTUR) in February 2012 after he took the office as Director of the Cabinet of the State Secretary for Tourism.
Renowned scholar Mr. López de Ávila worked in different areas of Tourism at IE Business School, one of the top business schools worldwide. He served as the school’s Director of the Tourism Unit, Tourism Research Centre and Executive Master in Tourism Management, Academic Director of the Programme in Tourism Management as well as the school’s representative at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Mr. López de Ávila was also an adviser to the Secretary of State for Tourism and Commerce, Government of Spain and was an entrepreneur as founding partner of the Spanish Institute for Business Management and many other companies. He was Trustee of Paradores de Turismo, a Spanish state owned chain of luxury hotels.
Mr. López de Ávila earned an Executive Master in Business Administration from IE Business School. He also holds a Master Degree in Foreign Trade from ESIC and a Bachelor Degree in Law from ULPGC (Spain).