The team

A multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive and proven experience

Management

Consultants

 

Alfonso López

Founder

Alfonso López is the founder of RetiEspaña.

Alfonso holds a degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Masters in Foundation Management from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He worked as a financial journalist for the news agency Europa Press. He subsequently become Communications Director for the television production company Europroducciones and for the Spanish Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives.

Between 2009 and 2013 he was the Director General of Communication at Endesa.

During his extensive career he has provided institutional relations services to different companies and multinational groups and has worked as a consultant for the European Commission for Rural Development. His articles on lobbying and institutional relations are also noteworthy.

Mauricio Escanilla

Managing Director

Mauricio holds the position of Managing Director at RETI Spain since January 2019, after having had different roles in the company over several years. As part of RetiEspaña's goal of providing a boutique service, he devotes most of his efforts to ensuring the complete alignment of the company and the team with the clients' goals.

He oversees accounts and advises clients in the digital, payments, tourism, mobility and energy sectors, among others.

He holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration (Complutense University of Madrid) and a Master’s in international Relations and Foreign Policy (ICADE). He also pursued postgraduate studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics and in Management of Political Affairs at ICADE.

Elena de Pedro

Director

Elena has a Law Degree from Spain’s National University of Distance Education (UNED) and a Master’s in International Business Management from the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP).

She worked in the Foreign Trade Agency Office at the Spanish Embassy in Paris, where she advised Spanish companies on strategies for establishing themselves in and trading with France and Andorra. Before joining RetiEspaña, she was a strategy analyst for the railway and aeronautical manufacturer Bombardier.

Julián Iñigo

Associate Director

Julián Íñigo, a journalist with over 20 years of experience in the field of political communication, in an expert consultant in Public Affairs and is widely renowned among politicians and opinion leaders.

Throughout his professional career it is worth highlighting his time at Europa Press, where he has Chief of the Valencia Region and Head of Parliamentary Information. He also worked as a Director for Jurcam Producciones.

An expert in parliamentary procedures and relations, he joined RetiEspaña in 2010 from Grupo Quator, where he worked as Managing Editor.

He is currently an Associate Director and in charge of the Legislative Monitoring Service and the Information Meetings organized by RetiEspaña.

Eduardo Sedano

Senior Consultant

Eduardo Sedano accumulates almost 30 years of experience in journalism and has implemented a wide range of strategies in the fields of institutional relations, corporate communication and sponsorship.

After working with different media such as the news agency Logos, the newspaper YA and the national radio station Radio Nacional de España, he joined the consultancy firm Hispania Service, where he held positions of responsibility in the area of strategic communication, institutional relations, communication in crisis situations and the social and institutional implementation of large industrial projects.

He later joined the multinational company Endesa where, between 2004 and 2016, he held positions such as Head of Strategic Communication in the southern region, Director of the Office of the Director General of Communication and Head of Sponsorship Management.

Marta Zabaleta

Senior Consultant

Marta has a double degree in Law and Political Science and Public Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a diploma acknowledging her as a Specialist in the Management of Equality Policies from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Before joining RETI, she worked in the legal field and she’s collaborated with human rights organisations.

Israel Sánchez

Senior Consultant

Israel has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and has studied Corporate Social Responsibility (UNED) and comprehensive event organisation.

Before joining RetiEspaña, he worked in different communication and public relations consultancy firms. He has worked as a product development specialist for marketing multinationals and has also collaborated as a copywriter in several digital media. He was also part of the communications team at different conferences organised by associations such as Multinacionales por Marca España and Fundación España Digital.

Mario Pulido

Senior Consultant

Mario holds a Law degree from the University of Valladolid and is specialized in corporate communication and international trade.

Before joining RetiEspaña, he worked for four years as part of the staff of a national political party, where he held the positions of Secretary of Communication and Regional Secretary of Institutional Relations.

Claudia Cruz

Consultant

Claudia holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and has further studies as a Specialist in Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation.

Before joining RetiEspaña, she worked as a journalist at the International Graphic Service of news agency EFE and at the Economy Section of news agency Europa Press. More recently, she has collaborated on the communication strategy of the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers (AEIT) and was part of the communication and web development team of Green Building Council España.

María Cantó

Consultant

María Cantó Hernando (Madrid,1998) has a degree in journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Before joining RetiEspaña in 2020, she worked as an editor for the publishing group HEARST España and Versys Ediciones Técnicas.