Live Webcast: International Airlines Group Chairman To Speak at Distinguished Leaders Series

March 01, 2011

Antonio Vázquez to Address Students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, April 4

Antonio Vázquez, chairman of International Airlines Group, the holding company after the recent merger of Iberia and British Airways, will speak at the Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The event is open to the public.
The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:45 p.m.
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
Washington, D.C.
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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or
Since 2011, Antonio Vázquez has been chairman of International Airlines Group, after serving as chairman of the board and CEO of Iberia, a Spanish air transport group that is the world’s sixth largest in terms of revenue, since 2009. A graduate in economics from Málaga University, Vázquez spent 15 years amassing a wealth of experience at various companies in the consumer goods industry, including the Osborne and Domecq Groups.
In 1993, he joined Tabacalera, the world’s oldest tobacco company, as head of international business development. In 1996, he became general manager of its cigar division, a position he held until May 2005 and in which he is regarded as having been the chief mastermind behind the leading global position built up by Altadis, the company that was formed after Tabacalera merged with France’s SEITA in 1999. From May 2005, he was appointed as chairman of the board and, one month later, as chairman of the executive committee and CEO of the Altadis Group, positions he held until June 2008. He was also appointed as chairman of Logista and as a director of Iberia. He served as a director of Telefónica Internacional prior to his current post at Iberia.
The remaining events in the spring series include:

Monday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., Lohrfink Auditorium: Business of Sports Panel with Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, as well as CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Sheila Johnson, managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and CEO of Salamander Hospitality; and Edward Cohen, one of the principal owners of the MLB’s Washington Nationals; moderated by George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business (RSVP at