Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer'

A former president, CEO and chairman of Spanish oil company Repsol YPF. Alcocer's presidency of Repsol was controversial because he did not have a background in the petroleum industry and some believed he partly gained the role through his business and political connections. He left the company in 2004, after which he became president of Inmobiliaria Colonial and then senior advisor at TPG Capital.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer'

Born in 1944 in Madrid, Alcocer earned degrees in economics and industrial engineering and began his career with Banco de Vizcaya Group in 1968. He joined Portland Valderrivas in 1984, where he rose to president, and went to Repsol to become its president, CEO and chairman in 1996. He helped expand the company in Latin America and purchase YPF, an Argentine oil company.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Chairman

    An executive elected by a company's board of directors that is ...
  2. Enhanced Oil Recovery - EOR

    Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is the process of obtaining stranded ...
  3. Corporate Headquarters

    A place where a company's executive offices and executives' direct ...
  4. Corporate Action

    Any event that brings material change to a company and affects ...
  5. Inside Director

    A board member who is an employee, officer or stakeholder in ...
  6. Corporate Governance

    The system of rules, practices and processes by which a company ...
Related Articles
  1. Insurance

    Evaluating The Board Of Directors

    Corporate structure can tell you a lot about a company's potential. Learn more here.
  2. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  3. Active Trading

    Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  4. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  5. Options & Futures

    Governance Pays

    Learn about how the way a company keeps its management in check can affect the bottom line.
  6. Active Trading

    How Does Crude Oil Affect Gas Prices?

    Find out how this commodity's fluctuating price affects more than just how much you pay at the pump.
  7. Economics

    Meet OPEC, Manager Of Oil Wealth

    This organization's decisions can influence oil prices, but there is a limit to its power.
  8. Professionals

    Understanding Interpersonal Skills

    Interpersonal skills are the social skills people use to interact effectively with other people. A lack of good interpersonal skills may lead to unsuccessful personal relationships, as well as ...
  9. Investing News

    The 5 Wealthiest People in Mexico

    Most people in the know have heard of Carlos Slim and his massive fortune. But what about Mexico's other richest people?
  10. Professionals

    How Mukesh Ambani Has Expanded Reliance Industry

    Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Industries and increased its revenues, but his public image, and that of his company, have not fared as well.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Commercial Paper

    An unsecured, short-term debt instrument issued by a corporation, typically for the financing of accounts receivable, inventories ...
  2. Federal Funds Rate

    The interest rate at which a depository institution lends funds maintained at the Federal Reserve to another depository institution ...
  3. Fixed Asset

    A long-term tangible piece of property that a firm owns and uses in the production of its income and is not expected to be ...
  4. Break-Even Analysis

    An analysis to determine the point at which revenue received equals the costs associated with receiving the revenue. Break-even ...
  5. Key Performance Indicators - KPI

    A set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their ...
  6. Bank Guarantee

    A guarantee from a lending institution ensuring that the liabilities of a debtor will be met. In other words, if the debtor ...
Trading Center