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Antonio Buades Armenteras recently joined Ellis & Partners Executive Search ( as a new partner with extensive experience in the media and communication, distribution and hospitality industries. Antonio has 30 years of professional experience in management positions. These include 18 years for the Priso Group where he held various management positions both in Spain and America until being appointed Chief Sales Officer of Grupo Prisa for the American continent. This followed periods of service as International Business Director of Prisa Radio and Commercial Director of Cadena SER. Previous to this, he held management positions at Groupo Continente (currently Carrefour) in the commercial, marketing and operations areas and at Leroy Merlin. Antonio holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and he earned his MBA at the IESE Business School. He speaks Spanish, English and Catalan.

Antonio Buades: “Working at Ellis & Partners, and by extension at Agilium Worldwide, is the best possible culmination for my professional career as a manager who serves companies with an international presence in different sectors. Ellis & Partners provides innovative and practical solutions in the identification of managerial talent, thanks to its extensive knowledge in a wide variety of sectors, strong involvement and confidence in the capabilities of the selected candidates, and the range of references generated in the market.”

Pedro Nieto, Managing Partner at Ellis & Partners: “The incorporation of Antonio Buades as a new partner reinforces our growth and position as a benchmark in the executive search sector, both nationally and internationally. This incorporation boosts our capacity to operate with a global vision, identifying managerial talent that has adapted to the major changes in work habits, globalization and business models resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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