We drive efficiency for a sustainable future
IslaLink holds its customers and investors in the highest regard. This respect for those who help lay the Company’s foundation has driven us to operate under the following key principles
Fiera Infrastructure is a leading investor across all subsectors of the infrastructure asset class. Led by a team of highly experienced and specialized professionals, we leverage our strong global relationships and rigorous approach to investment and asset management, in combination with Fiera Capital’s excellence in portfolio management and personalized investment solutions. Our uniquely diversified funds recognize the exclusive characteristics of this alternative asset class, while optimizing governance and alignment with investors.
Fiera Infrastructure acquired IslaLink in July 2018. For further information on Fiera Infrastructure, please visit www.fierainfrastructure.com.
Luis is an experienced global business leader with deep understanding of how innovation through digital technologies can transform businesses. Author of Amazon Best Seller book: “Becoming a 3DCEO”, about what it takes to be a CEO in the digital age.
Currently he is CEO of SIA, a leading cybersecurity company, part of Indra in addition to Chairman of Islalink. He has spent over 30 years in leadership roles. Ex-CEO of BT Global Services, he has previously worked for Ericsson, IBM and Santander Group.
He is member of EJECON as VP for Engagemen. He is also acting as strategic advisor and investor into several leading start-ups and to Private Equity firms.
Luis graduated with a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politécnica, Madrid. He completed his business education in Tuck University, IMD and ESADE.
Jaime Galobart has ample experience in finance and infrastructure projects, mainly renewable energy. In addition to serving as independent Director to IslaLink Jaime works as advisor to renewable energy and other infrastructure investors.
Jaime was CEO of Renovalia Energy for 11 years, one of the leading independent groups in renewable energy with over 1GW of projects built. Prior to his role in Renovalia Jaime worked in the banking industry for over 20 years serving as CEO for HSBC Bank in Spain and Portugal, Head of Treasury and Capital Markets in Midland Montagu, Executive Financial Engineering Group at Citibank and several roles as executive in corporate and Treasury & Capital Markets in Lloyds Bank.
Jaime holds a BA in Business Administration from Franklin& Marshall College (Lancaster PA) and attended CEDEP Cycle 57 INSEAD (Fontainebleau).
Leading Business Digital Transformation and Strategy programs for the last three decades in the ICT market, with experience in Europe and Latin America. Leading Growth Strategic Plan of IslaLink since 2016. Prior to joining Islalink, Esther was RICOH Major Accounts Director and AMPER General Manager for Europe, Africa and Asia. Partner and pioneer at Everis, (NTT Group). Project leader at Latam for Telefonica early stages expansion.
Co-founder of EJE&CON, an association that gives support to female executive and board positions, she participates in different programs to promote STEM vocations among girls.
Education: Master in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica Madrid and business degrees from INSEAD, IESE and ESADE. Corporate Governance Certificate.
President Fiera Infraestructure
Experience: Executive with more than 20-year in finance planning, controlling and CFO roles in the banking and technology businesses
Education: Degree in Economy (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) – Master in Tax (CEF) and PDG (IESE)
Business Development Director
Business Development Director
International Executive with +35 years of ICT Experience including P&L at Telcos, vendors roles, as well as Senior consulting advisory.
Former Nokia Chief Strategist – Digital Transformation. Large FTTX expertise including Management of millions households deployment in EMEA.
He’s worked for Telefonica, Philips, Hispasat, Level (3) Communications, Du, STC, Nokia, Orange, Vodafone.
He’s a Professor at MBA schools of Laws, and Human & Science Technology.
Education: Master in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica Madrid and business degrees from INSEAD, and IE University.
Business Development Director
Led by founders Alfonso Gajate, Ross Mullins and Bruce Raw, IslaLink deployed a submarine cable between the Peninsula and Mallorca named BalaLink in 2001.
Since then, IslaLink has:
Developed, deployed and operated the CanaLink system until 2013 (together with the Cabildo de Tenerife that is now the 100% owner of the system)
Set up the OranLink project in Marseilles and jointly developed the ORVAL Cable (Orval-Valencia cable, with a branch to Algiers) from 2011 to 2017.
Developed the EllaLink system from 2011 until 2017.
In 2018, the first phase of the Mallorca Ring reaching the main cities of the island is inaugurated.
In April 2021, the construction of IONIAN is announced
In March 2023, the construction of the IONIAN system is completed and the system is RFS.
In May 2021, IslaLink has announced the construction of the IONIAN Submarine System that will connect Italy and Greece.
IslaLink has been previously owned by leading infrastructure funds, notably Cube Infrastructure and EQT Infrastructure; since 2018, IslaLink is owned by Fiera Infrastructure, a leading investor across all subsectors of the infrastructure asset class.
For further information on Fiera Infrastructure, please visit www.fierainfrastructure.com.
2001: Laying of BalaLink
2011: Laying of CanaLink
2011: POP in Marseilles in service – OranLink project
2012: Loukkos branch
2018: Mallorca Ring
2018: Fiera Infrastructures acquires 100% of IslaLink
2021: Announcement of IONIAN
2023: RFS of IONIAN
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In line with this vision, we have placed our focus on continuing to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of our environment, understanding the duty and responsibility of the organization in the search for and promotion of a productive model aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations Global Compact.
We bet on a sustainable future and committed workers. Thus, through the establishment of objectives and commitments, we want the interest groups that surround us to feel our efforts, and that our clients verify the improvements made, always thinking of them.