Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs

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Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs (born November 1, 1959) is the son of the late Juan Antonio Samaranch
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Don Juan Antonio Samaranch y Torelló, 1st Marquis of Samaranch, Grandee of Spain , known in Catalan as Joan Antoni Samaranch i Torelló , was a Catalan Spanish sports administrator who served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001...

 (former president of the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
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) and his late wife, Bibi Salisachs. He is married and has four children. He has a MBA
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is a :master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out...

 degree from New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

 and a degree in industrial engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

.

In 1986 he joined as an associate of The First Boston Corporation
Credit Suisse First Boston
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, in New York, until 1989. He was appointed that year to the vice-presidency, in the Corporate Finance area, at the English firm S.G. Warburg & Co. At the present, he is the CEO of GBS Finanzas, S.A. Before obtaining his MBA, he worked in International Flavors and Fragrances, as an accounting executive. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan
Catalan language
Catalan is a Romance language, the national and only official language of Andorra and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community, where it is known as Valencian , as well as in the city of Alghero, on the Italian island...

.

He is a member of the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee is an international corporation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president...

 since 2001, representing Spain. He's also a member of the Spanish Olympic Committee and first vice-president of the International Modern Pentathlon Union
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne
The International Modern Pentathlon Union , UIPM, is the international governing body of Modern pentathlon. Its headquarters are in Monte-Carlo, Monaco....

 since 1996.

The controversial figure of his father also affected his own life: while his father was president of the Spanish savings bank 'La Caixa
La Caixa
La Caixa , formally Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona , is currently Europe’s leading savings bank and Spain's third largest financial institution, with a network of over 5,500 branches, more than 8,100 ATMs, a workforce in excess of 27,000 and more than 10.7 million...

', he got a scholarship to complete his MBA at New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

from the private foundation of this bank.