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President

JAVIER TEBAS MEDRANO

Javier Tebas Medrano, who studied law at the University of Zaragoza, has been Chairman of LALIGA since April 2013. He was re-elected to this position for a further four years in 2016, 2019 and 2023. He was previously elected Deputy Chairman of LALIGA in 2001 and in 2003 as a representative of the so-called G-30, a group comprising 30 LALIGA associations for the joint negotiation of their audiovisual rights.

Javier Tebas' presidency of LALIGA has focused on three key areas: economic oversight, the centralised sale of audiovisual rights and the internationalisation strategy for the competition.

The first great accomplishment of his presidency was to successfully control the finances of Spanish professional football, allowing clubs to reduce their debts and doing away with late payments to players.

Another major achievement during his tenure as Chairman was the centralised sale of audiovisual rights, through Royal Decree Law 5/2015, which has allowed all LALIGA clubs to significantly increase their revenues.

Since Tebas took over the management, internationalisation has been a key feature of LALIGA. It is based on three important pillars: a network of international offices (consisting of 11 branches worldwide), the extensive LALIGA Global Network of delegates (consisting of 44 members across five continents) and three Joint Ventures in different regions worldwide.

In addition, innovation, technological advancement and a data-driven approach centred on Business Intelligence and Analytics are an integral part of LALIGA's strategy and deeply rooted in the DNA of LALIGA and its clubs.

During his tenure as Chairman of LALIGA, Javier Tebas has actively engaged as a speaker and presenter in various global forums including Sportel, Web Summit, World Football Summit, Thinking Football Summit, FT Business of Football Summit, and Soccerex Miami, among others. He has served as a lecturer for numerous courses, master's programs, and university or private diplomas in the fields of commerce and sports (including institutions such as ISDE, Illustrious Bar Associations, Masters in Sports Law at the Real Madrid University School run by the Universidad Europea, LALIGA Business School, etc.).

Javier Tebas has been a practising lawyer since 1987. After he founded his own firm specialising in Corporate Law, he extended his areas of specialisation to Sports and Bankruptcy Law.

His first became directly involved with the world of football in 1993, when he was elected president of Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, a position he held until 1998 (when it played in the 3rd Division and Second Division B). Later, he became a director of C.D. Badajoz S.A.D. and C.D. Toledo S.A.D.

Chief Corporate Officer

JAVIER GÓMEZ MOLINA

Javier Gómez Molina is Chief Business Officer of LALIGA, initially from 2013 to December 2019 and currently from October 2021.

Gómez holds a degree in Business Studies from the University of Valencia, a Master's degree in Taxation from the Colegio de Economistas de Valencia and the Centro de Estudios Garrigues I Law & Business School. He has also completed extensive training in preparing official State exams (tax, commercial and civil law, etc.) and various courses on economic and financial issues.

Between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2021 he worked for AC Talent Sports and Entertainment, S.L.

From 1999 to 2012, he held various positions of responsibility at Valencia CF, SAD. In the first nine years he was Chief Financial Officer, then General Manager and in the last three years Executive Deputy Chairman and Chief Financial Officer.

From 1997 to 1999, he prepared for the “Public Treasury Management” official state exam. From 1992 to 1997 he worked in the Planning and Management Control Department of GEC Alstom Transporte, S.A., a company specialising in the construction of railway equipment, and in his final phase was Controller of a business unit in the centre of Valencia. From 1991 to 1992 he worked in the central services of the Caja Rural de Valencia savings bank.

Director General Ejecutivo

JORGE DE LA VEGA

Executive General Manager of LALIGA since January 2024, Jorge de la Vega has previously held the position of Commercial and Marketing Director of LALIGA since May 2020.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from RCU Mª Cristina (Univ. Complutense de Madrid). Master in Management of Sports Entities from the Johan Cruyff Institute.

From 2007 to 2020 he worked in the sponsorship area of Real Madrid CF. The first six years in the sales area, in the marketing of sponsorship, advertising and player image and since 2014 in the sponsorship activation area.

Before joining Real Madrid C.F., he worked in consulting, first in the technology sector at IBM from 2001 to 2003 and later in human resources at Michael Page from 2003 to 2007.

Head of Office of the President, LaLiga

VÍCTOR MANUEL MARTÍN ORTEGA

Víctor Manuel Martín Ortega has been Head of the Chairman's Office of LALIGA since March 2020.

He has a Degree in Law and is an Official of the Treasury Management Body in the Regional Government de Castilla y León, where he held various positions.

Between 1999 and February 2020, he was Manager and CEO of Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria, SAD. At the same time, from June 2013 to February 2020, he was Second Vice-President of LaLiga, and also a member of the Management Body for the exploitation of audiovisual content of professional football competitions.

Head of the Audiovisual Department

MELCIOR SOLER SALA

Melcior Soler Sala is the Director of LALIGA Audiovisual Area.

He has worked as a journalist. He has had a career in television, working at “Televisió de Catalunya” as a journalist and reporter and holding the position of head of sports acquisitions in the Sogecable group, currently DTS.

He joined "Televisió de Catalunya" in 1983 where he worked as a news service reporter and later as a producer of current affairs programmes.

In 1989, he joined the founding group of Canal + España where he held various management positions, and built up extensive experience in different areas of audiovisual management.

In his career spanning more than 18 years at Sogecable, he was Director of News and Sports Production, General Manager of Gestsport and a member of the Board of Directors of the company Audiovisual Sport (which, at that time, owned and managed the television rights of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional).

He also played an active role in various activities of the group, such as the merger between the two TV platforms and the launch of CanalSatélite Digital.


He took part in the negotiation and acquisition of the first and successive audiovisual rights contracts of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional and the acquisition of the main international sports rights. He was involved in the launch of Cuatro TV, a general-interest channel, and the thematic sports channels Sportmania and Canal+ Fútbol. He also helped set up the news and sports services of Canal+ España and its professional team.

In 2008, he founded his audiovisual and sports consulting firm, where he has worked with television operators and sports organisations, including Real Madrid C.F., NBA, F.C. Barcelona and Dorna Sports.

Head of Competition and Players’ Office

LUIS GIL TORRES

Luis Gil Torres has been the Head of Competition and Players' Office of LALIGA since July 2017.

He has studied a Specialist University Course in Management and Economic-Financial Management of Professional Football from the University of Huelva. He has taken part in various courses on sports law and has been a speaker at several conferences on sports law and regulations related to professional football.

Professional footballer from 1996 to 2010 in different clubs/ SADs which are members of LaLiga: RCD Mallorca, SD Logroñés, Gimnástic de Tarragona, Real Murcia, Sevilla FC, Polideportivo Ejido, Elche CF, CD Tenerife, Alicante CF and CD Alcoyano


Member of the Governing Board of the AFE and its Manager from March 2010 to January 2016. Member of the Negotiation Committees of the Professional Football Collective Bargaining Agreement between LALIGA-AFE.

Legal Counsel

MARÍA JOSÉ LÓPEZ LORENZO

María José López Lorenzo has been the Legal Counsel of LALIGA since 2015.

She has a degree in Law from the University of A Coruña and a Master's degree in European Union Studies from the Salvador de Madariaga Institute of European Studies at the University of A Coruña (Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence). From 2000 to 2005, she prepared for the entrance examinations to the judiciary and the public prosecutor's office.

She was Legal Advisor to LALIGA from 2013 to 2015. Before that, she worked as a lawyer in the Legal Department (Dispute Resolution) of EY Abogados (formerly Ernst & Young, Abogados) from 2008 to 2013. From 2005 to 2008, she worked as a litigation lawyer at Príncipe Abogados, (Vigo). She was also an intern at the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of A Coruña in 2000.

Director of LaLiga Foundation

OLGA DE LA FUENTE GARCÍA-PEYTAVI

In 1993 Olga de la Fuente García- Peytavi joined the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, taking responsibility for the recently constituted Fundación del Fútbol Profesional (former company name), which was a pioneering initiative in the world of Spanish professional football. Since that year, she has held the positions of Coordinator, Manager and, currently, Director of the LALIGA Foundation, in that order. 

She has a Law degree from the Colegio Universitario San Pablo-CEU of Madrid. She completed the legal practice course at the University Complutense and spent two years preparing for the competitive examinations to become an Attorney for the Social Security.


From 2009 to 2013, she was a member and Vice-Chair of the Social Responsibility Committee of the EPFL, representing the LaLiga. From 2001 to 2008 she carried out international relations functions for LALIGA with UEFA, FIFA and international leagues. Before that, from 1989 to 1992 she worked as a lawyer, and, from 1981 to 1985, as a technician and coordinator of activities for the Cánovas del Castillo Foundation.