José Antonio Llorente

LLORENTE & CUENCA: Founding Partner and Chairmanhttp://www.llorenteycuenca.com/en/

José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in Corporate and Financial Communication. During the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, he has provided consultancy services on numerous corporate transactions: mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and stock market flotations. He is the author of El octavo sentido (The Eighth Sense), an essay about the relevance of communication in 21st century society. He lives in New York, U.S.

His professional achievements include his selection by The Holmes Report as one of the 15 People from the marketing and communications worlds to watch in 2015. What’s more, he was awarded two silver medals as the PR Executive of the Year at the International Business Awards 2015; and he won the prize as the Outstanding Partner of the Year 2014 from the National Federation of Consultancy, Services and Office Associations (FENAC) in recognition of his professional and business career heading up LLORENTE & CUENCA. It is also worth mentioning that he is the first Spanish professional to receive the SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement– a European award given by The Holmes Report.

For ten years José Antonio worked at the multinational Company Burson-Marsteller where he was the Managing Director. Previously, he worked for five years in the Communications Department of the CEOE (Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain) and he was a journalist with the News’ Agency EFE.

At present he is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society – the world's leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators- on the Board of Advisors of Human Age Institute – the largest Talent initiative put into place in Spain -, on the Board of Trustees of the Euroamérica Foundation and on the Steering Committee of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies. He is also on the Advisory Board to SMEs of the Spanish Confederation of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises and on the Steering Committee of the Agencies of Spain Association.

LLORENTE & CUENCA is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has nineteen partners and more than 490 professionals who provide strategic consultancy services to companies in all business sectors, with operations aimed at the Spanish/Portuguese-speaking world.

It currently has its own offices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, the United States (Miami, New York and Washington, DC), Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and the Dominican Republic. It also operates in Cuba and provides its services through affiliate companies in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.