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Rafael del Pino



Rafael del Pino Calvo-Sotelo (Madrid, 1958) has been Chairman of Ferrovial since 2000, having held the position of CEO from 1992 to 2000. He has also been a board member of Zurich Insurance Group, Banesto and Uralita.

He is a Civil Engineer graduate from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Currently, he is patron of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, the Princess of Girona Foundation, the Caminos Foundation (CICCP) and the Spain-US Council Foundation. He is also a member of the Honor Committee of the South Summit, the Hong Kong – Europe Business Council, the European Round Table for Industry and the World Economic Forum.

He maintains an active role in academia, the MIT Energy Initiative’s External Advisory Board, the MIT Sloan School of Management European Advisory Board, the International Advisory Board of IESE and the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board. In addition, he is a permanent academic at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as the Global Leader of Tomorrow of the World Economic Forum, the Medal of Honor of the College of Civil Engineers, the Sorolla Medal of the Hispanic Society of America, the Capital Award for the Business Trajectory and the Business Leader Award of the Year of La Información. He has also received the Award for the Business Trajectory of La Razón and the Conde de Campomanes Prize for the Business Work from the Nobility Body of the Principality of Asturias. In addition, Rafael del Pino was named Honorary Ambassador of the ‘Spain brand’ by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum in recognition of his business management. In 2019 he received the ASTER Professional Career Award.