Luis Socías is an expert in strategic planning with a focus on the Public Sector, industrial specialisation of different territories, economic development, business competitiveness and advice on attracting and executing investments. Until the beginning of August, he held the position of Deputy Director to the General and Corporate Secretary of CEOE, the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations. From there, he managed the organisation’s corporate affairs, the coordination of European Union affairs – European funds, policies, legislation, etc. – and the development of strategic projects.
Also at the CEOE he has held the position of Head of the European Projects Office, leading the contact with companies and business organisations; the dialogue with the Autonomous Communities, the Government and the European Commission and the participation in the meetings of the social dialogue on the Recovery Plan. In addition to this experience, he has also worked as a strategic consultant at Deloitte.
This is, therefore, a profile of a markedly technical nature, with extensive experience in investment attraction strategies.
Foreign investment is key to the economy of any region and the Community of Madrid wants to give it a new impetus for this new term of office,” said the new Director. My objective is, based on the good work carried out to date, to continue making progress in order to position Madrid as a benchmark region in Europe in terms of digitalisation, sustainability and high-tech industry, as well as an increasingly attractive and open territory for private initiative and companies”.
Bio Luis Socías Uribe
Getxo (Vizcaya). Born 6 July 1992. Married, no children.
Graduate in Business Administration and Management and Graduate in Law from the University of Deusto and Management Training Programme from ESADE. He has various programmes at international universities related to business and public management (London School of Economics, Princeton University, etc.).
He began his professional career in strategic consulting at Deloitte, specialising in strategic planning with a focus on the Public Sector, industrial specialisation in different territories, economic development and business competitiveness (digitalisation, talent, tourism, etc.) and advice on attracting and executing investments (tax analysis, administrative procedures, tax incentives, etc.). He participated in different projects in international teams (UK, Netherlands, etc.) and with European institutions.
In August 2020 he joined the CEOE team as Head of the European Projects Office, leading the contact with companies and business organisations; the dialogue with the Autonomous Communities, the Government and the European Commission; and the participation in the social dialogue meetings on the Recovery Plan.
Since January 2023 he has held the position of Deputy Director to the General and Corporate Secretary of the same organisation, being responsible for corporate management (organisation, IT and people), coordination of European Union affairs (European funds, policies, legislation, etc.) and the development of strategic projects.
He teaches different training programmes related to European funds and investment deployment and execution in different business schools and participates as an expert in a large number of conferences and seminars related to this subject. He has also been Senior Advisor to Oliver Wyman’s Next Generation funds.
He speaks English, French and Basque.