Press Release: José Barreiro Appointed to SVPGlobal’s Advisory Council
Greenwich, CT and London, November 25, 2014 – Strategic Value Partners, LLC (“SVP Global”), a leading global investment firm focused on distressed and deep value opportunities, today announced the appointment of José Barreiro, previously of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (“BBVA”), to its advisory council.
Mr. Barreiro has more than 30 years of experience in the banking sector. He is one of Europe’s most experienced bankers, having held a number of executive positions at BBVA from 1998 to 2012, including Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking from 2005. He was also a member of BBVA’s Executive Committee at Group level from 2005 onwards and most recently a Senior Advisor to the bank. Prior to BBVA, Mr. Barreiro held senior positions at a number of financial organizations, including Banco Santander, Bankers Trust Company and Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition to non for profit board roles, he was, until recently, Deputy Chairman of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, the operator of all stock markets and financial systems in Spain.
Mr. Barreiro becomes the fifth member of SVP Global’s Advisory Council, joining Sir David Cooksey, Professor Dr. Bernd Fahrholz, Hideto Ozaki and Jeffrey M. Peek. These members are all current or former senior executives of prominent firms and regulatory bodies in both the financial sector and other industries. Their experience and relationships are critical pillars to SVP Global’s strategy of identifying and creating attractive investment opportunities as well as providing guidance to SVP Global’s management team.
Victor Khosla, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of SVP Global, commented: “It is a privilege to welcome José as an advisor to the firm. José is one of the most experienced bankers in Europe and SVP Global and our investors will benefit from his counsel in the years to come. We are very excited by the rising number of investment opportunities in Europe and today’s appointment further enhances our longstanding position in the region.”
About SVP Global
SVP Global was founded in 2001 by Victor Khosla. With approximately $5 billion in assets under management, SVP Global is a leading global investment firm with primary offices in Greenwich (CT), London, Frankfurt and Tokyo, focused on distressed and deep value investments. SVP Global seeks to create value in its investments through its substantial industry, restructuring and operating experience.