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Institute for European Advancement

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Alberto Soto holds a law degree in law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an LL.M. in European Business Law from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Alberto started his professional career through an internship at the High Court of the Federal State of Viena (Austria). After that, Alberto has developed his professional career holding different positions in the Compliance functions of multinational companies such as CIGNA (Madrid) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (Madrid and Düsseldorf). Alberto leads now the Compliance function of Campofrío Food Group in Madrid and is a native Spanish speaker fluent in English and German as well.

Alberto Soto hat Rechtswissenschaften an der Universidad Complutense in Madrid studiert und ein LL.M. in European Business Law an der Universiteit van Amsterdam erworben. Alberto hat seine erste Arbeitserfahrung durch ein Praktikum beim Landesgericht für Strafsachen in Wien gesammelt. In den letzten Jahren hat Alberto seine Karriere in den Compliance Abteilungen von multinationalen Unternehmen wie CIGNA (Madrid) und Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (Madrid und Düsseldorf) aufgebaut. Zur Zeit ist Alberto zuständig für die Compliance Funktion von Campofrío Food Group in Madrid. Alberto hat Spanisch als Muttersprache und kann fließend Englisch und Deutsch.

Emiliano Lázaro Rica is an experienced technician in computation, systems and programming with years of works in this fields. Hei is in charge of the IT tasks for The Institute of European Advancement.


Raúl Rica Otero was born in Madrid. His background comes from Social Sciences, more specifically from Sociology and Psicology, though he works as IT engineer in the field of INFOSEC (Infomation Security); speaks spanish, italian and english. He collaborated with supranationals institutions such as NATO and UN on several occasions. His experience and specialization provides a valuable point of view on Security and Defence issues for this organization.

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