José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in Corporate and Financial Communication. During the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, he has provided consultancy services on numerous corporate transactions: mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and stock market flotations. He is the author of El octavo sentido (The Eighth Sense), an essay about the relevance of communication in 21st century society. He lives in New York, U.S. For ten years José Antonio worked at the multinational Company Burson-Marsteller where he was the Managing Director. Previously, he worked for five years in the Communications Department of the CEOE (Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain) and he was a journalist with the News’ Agency EFE. At present he is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society – the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators- on the Board of Advisors of Human Age Institute – the largest Talent initiative put into place in Spain -, on the Board of Trustees of the Euroamérica Foundation and on the Steering Committee of the Spanish Association of Minority Shareholders of Listed Companies. He is also on the Advisory Board to SMEs of the Spanish Confederation of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises and on the Steering Committee of the Agencies of Spain Association.