Luis Solana

Luis Solana Madariaga (born 1935) is a Spanish businessman and politician.

Luis Solana
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Member of the Congress of Deputies
In office
1977–1983
ConstituencySegovia
Personal details
Born18 December 1935
Madrid, Spain
CitizenshipSpanish
Political partySpanish Socialist Workers' Party
Spouse(s)Leonor Pérez Pita (d. 2019)
OccupationPolitician, businessman, economist, media executive

BiographyEdit

Born on 18 December 1935 in Madrid,[1] he is an older brother of Javier Solana. He graduated in Law at the Complutense University of Madrid, and later studied Economics in London and Paris.[2] A member of the University Socialist Grouping [es] (ASU), he was jailed in 1959 by the Francoist dictatorship due to his political activities during his student years.[3]

He married to Leonor Pérez Pita [es], best known as 'Cuca Solana', pioneer of fashion in Spain and founder of the Pasarela Cibeles.[2][4]

A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE),[5] he was elected member of the Congress of Deputies in the 1977 general election in representation of Segovia.[6] He was re-elected in the 1979 and 1982 general elections. In 1985 he became a member of the Spanish group of the Trilateral Commission.[5]

He was the chairman of Telefónica from 1982 to 1989, when he was appointed as Director-General of RTVE.[7] He later became chairman of Inversiones Graminsa, S.A (1991) and member of the board of directors of Amper (2004).[7]

He was widowed in 2019.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luis Solana en Telefónica, de la miel del éxito a la hiel de la crítica". ABC. Madrid: 23. 14 January 1989.
  2. ^ a b López, Irene (20 April 2013). "Mucho más que un nombre". Cinco Días.
  3. ^ Sanz Díaz, Benito. "La primera oposición al franquismo en la Universidad de Valencia a final de los años 50. El Partido Comunista de España (PCE) y la Agrupación Socialista Universitaria (ASU)" (PDF): 70. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ a b Funes, María Luisa (14 March 2019). "Impulsora de la moda española". ABC: 62.
  5. ^ a b "El socialista Luis Solana, nuevo miembro de la Comisión Trilateral". El País.
  6. ^ "Solana Madariaga, Luis. Legislatura Constituyente (1977–1979)". Congress of Deputies.
  7. ^ a b "Luis Solana cesa como consejero de Amper por edad". El Economista. 16 June 2006.