Antonio Linares
Country Manager and Managing Director of all the subsidiaries of ROCA in Russia and CIS, AEB Board Member
Antonio Linares
About the speaker

Born in 1970.

Mr.Linares is the head of all 4 Legal Entities comprising 7 factories that are situated in four Russian regions. In his role as Country Manager and Managing Director, he has been in charge of several greenfield projects and acquisitions in Russia. He also has significant experience in all financial, tax and legal matters, as well as in logistics, customs and labor, both in Russia and abroad. In the fifteen years since the setup of the local ROCA structure in Russia, he has built a team that has more than quintupled ROCA’s performance, making it a leader amongst its peers. Within ROCA he also held different responsibilities in Corporate Development and Marketing.

Antonio Linares was elected as a Board Member of the Association of the European business (AEB) three times and currently is holding this position.

Prior to coming to ROCA, he was the Regional Director of one of the Top 10 Spanish construction companies, where he completed several projects in Public Civil Works and Real State. Mr. Linares also has experience in Engineering and Project Management in countries such as Spain, Turkey and Chile, with a specialization in the Cement Industry.

Antonio is a Civil Engineer specialized in Bridges and Structural Engineering, and holds an MBA from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Currently he is a member of the AEB Board (Association of the European Business), and he has been the Chairman of its Construction Committee during several years.

Antonio Linares holds the Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain and is a Maestrante in the Cavalry Order of Castilla. He is married and father of one daughter.