Joan Amigó was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Applus Group with effect from 28th June 2022, following the retirement of Fernando Basabe after eleven years at the Group. He was previously the Group’s Chief Financial Officer since 2007, joining the Board of Directors in 2019.
Mr. Amigo was a key architect of the Applus+ Strategic Plan 2022-2024 presented to the market in November 2021, has been instrumental in ensuring its execution since then and is committed to delivering it.
Mr. Amigó holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Management Development Programme from IESE (Barcelona) and an Advanced Management Programme from ESADE (Barcelona and Wharton-Pennsylvania). He has a solid career in managerial and financial positions with strong strategic and leadership roles.
He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1991 as an external auditor. In 1994, he joined Bimbo (Sara Lee), a consumer goods company based in Spain and Portugal, where he held various senior positions: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Financial Shared Services Director, Controller and Internal Audit Director. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President for Financial Planning and Control at Sara Lee Bakery’s Europe Division.
As Chief Financial Officer of Applus+, he led the Financial, Tax, IT, IR, and Purchasing functions. With his thorough financial background and deep knowledge of the company and the testing, inspection and certification industry, he is leading Applus+ successfully onto the next stage of its journey.