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  • 09 Jun 2022
  • ·
  • Corporate

Cellnex’s Board of Directors appoints Ana García Fau as an Independent Director

  • She will formally join the Board as of July 18.
  • Ana García Fau will be the sixth female director out of the 11 members of the company’s highest governing body, exceeding the 50% threshold for gender diversity on the Board.

Barcelona, 9 June 2022. Cellnex Telecom’s Board of Directors has today agreed to appoint Ana García Fau as a new independent director, with effect from 18 July this year, to fill the vacancy on the company’s Board of Directors that opened last April after Giampaolo Zambeletti did not stand for re-election as Director at the Meeting held on 28 April. She will also sit on the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Ana García Fau has worked in companies such as McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, Wolff Olins, Telefónica Group and Hibü (Yell Group). While working at the Telefónica Group, she held various executive posts at TPI Páginas Amarillas, such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer, while also being a member of the Board of Directors of several of its subsidiaries. At Yell/Hibü, she was also Chief Executive Officer for Spain, Latin America and US Hispanic market and a member of its International Executive Committee.

She is currently an independent Director of the listed companies Eutelsat, Gestamp and Merlin Properties. She is also non-executive Chairperson of the Portuguese renewable energy company Finerge, S.A. and sits on several advisory boards of companies operating in the financial, insurance and technology sectors, among others.

Ana García Fau has a degree in Law and in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

With her incorporation onto Cellnex’s Board of Directors, the number of independent members rises to eight out of a total of eleven, representing 73% in the company’s highest governing body. The rest of the Board comprises two proprietary directors –one representing GIC and the other representing Edizione, as reference shareholders–, and one Executive Director.


About Cellnex Telecom

The efficient deployment of next-generation connectivity is essential to drive technological innovation and accelerate inclusive economic growth. Cellnex Telecom is the independent wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator that enables operators to access Europe’s most extensive network of advanced telecommunications infrastructure on a shared-use basis, helping to reduce access barriers for new operators and to improve services in the most remote areas.

Cellnex manages a portfolio of more than 137,000 sites –including forecast roll-outs up to 2030– in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Cellnex’s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunication infrastructures services; audiovisual broadcasting networks; security and emergency service networks and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management (Smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT)).

The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 100 indices. It is also present in the main sustainability indexes, such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good, MSCI and Standard Ethics.

Cellnex’s reference shareholders include Edizione, GIC, TCI, Blackrock, Canada Pension Plan, CriteriaCaixa, Wellington Management Group, Capital Group, FMR and Norges Bank.

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