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MAXAM has announced the appointment of José Manuel Fernández Bosch as CEO of EXPAL Systems, the group’s Defence division. The aim of this appointment is piloting the company’s strategic development and reinforcing its growth, advancing in the transformation of the business from a company specialising in ammunition to a global defence firm.

José Manuel Fernández Bosch has more than 25 years experience as a leader in listed companies and international consulting firms because until joining EXPAL Systems, he was a partner at the international consulting firm Arthur D. Little. Previously, he was General Manager of the non-regulated business of Aena, participating in the transformation process of the Company between 2012 and 2019 and its IPO in 2015. He has also been CEO of Aena International, as well as Partner of the international consulting firm Boston Consulting Group where he worked between 2000 and 2011. He is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has an MBA from IESE.

Pedro Sallent, who has served as General Manager of EXPAL Systems for the past five years, is leaving the company and José Manuel Fernández Bosch’s abilities to manage transformation processes will be key to achieving the objectives set for EXPAL Systems in the coming years. Thus, as of 1st July, Fernández Bosch will join the MAXAM management team, in his role as General Manager of the Defence Unit.