Cristina Garmendia Named President of Mediaset España

Cristina Garmendia Named President of Mediaset España
Spanish TV group Mediaset, operator of Tele 5 and Cuatro among other TV channels, has appointed Cristina Garmendia as the new president of the company, replacing Borja Prado.

Garmendia, aged 62, is a former Minister of Science and Innovation (2008-2011) and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. She is an entrepreneur and president of the COTEC Foundation, a private non-profit organization focused on promoting innovation for economic and social development. Garmendia is also involved in various advisory boards, including Unicef and the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC), and serves on several university councils. Additionally, she is an independent director on the boards of Caixabank and Grupo Logista, where she holds the position of vice president. She is a proprietary director at Ysios Capital Partners and a member of the Space Advisory Council of the European Commission.