The Team


Alberto Miranda
Managing Partner

Alberto has a law degree from the University of Navarra and an MBA from ESADE Business School. 

He began in the field of Human Resources for a major industrial company. Subsequently, he entered a well-known multinational insurance company where he worked in Marketing Management. In 1997, he joined STATUS EMA PARTNERS SPAIN. Since 2001, he is a corporate partner and shareholder. 

He has extensive experience in executive search, undertaking senior management assignments across a range of sectors including consumer goods, retail, financial services, and Industrial. He has been a visiting professor and has participated in different economical forums. Since 2009, Alberto has served as the Chairman for the EMEA Region, and since 2010, a member of the EMA Partners International Executive Committee as Vice President, Professional Standards until 2013, and since then as Vice President Finance. 


David Fillat
Managing Partner

David is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia [Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)] as well as an MBA from IESE Business School. 

He joined STATUS EMA PARTNERS in 2005. Since 2007, he has been a corporate partner and shareholder. David previously worked in senior positions in the technical and sales areas of IT and telecommunications companies. He has also experience in manufacturing and Services, particularly IT.


Francisco Ballbé
Managing Partner

Francisco has a Law degree, specialising in Commercial Law, Post-graduate Business Administration from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Master in Business Administration.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in the services sector and non-profit organisations.

Since 2000 he has occupied managerial responsibilities in the field of business schools. The last 7 years at IESE Business School as Director of Programmes in the area of Executive Education, first in Madrid and then in Barcelona, working with a large number of managers and major national and international companies. In 2014, he joins STATUS EMA PARTNERS SPAIN as Consulting Partner.


Javier Guillén 

Javier is a Chemical Engineer from Instituto Químico de Sarrià (IQS) and completed the Senior Management Program at IESE Business School.

Javier joined STATUS EMA PARTNERS SPAIN in 1989 and is one of the founders of EMA Partners International. Since then, Javier has played an important role in the evolution of the company and has served as Regional Chairman for the EMEA region, as well as Global Chairman.

Prior to that, he was managing director of a prestigious educational institution in Barcelona. He also has experience in Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and the Automotive Industry.