Senior Consultancy Manager for Human Resources and Organisation, and former CEO of HayGroup Spain

José Ignacio Arraiz



Industrial Engineering Degree from Navarra University
MBA from IESE,
DBA from Nottingham Trent University

Professional experience:

  • Assistant Banker – Continental Illinois National Bank, 1984 – 1986
  • Human Resources and Organisation Consultant – Hay Group España, 1986 – 1995
  • Madrid Branch Manager – Hay Group España, 1996 – 2004
  • Chairman of Hay Group España, 2004 – 2009
  • Managing Director Reward services – Hay Group Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Managing Partner at Leaderland since October 2017

He has managed and/or implemented countless projects to improve the organisational functioning of companies of all sectors and sizes. The projects include organisational design, improvements in the assessment and remuneration systems, and improvements in people management processes. He has carried out his work throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa for the following clients: Santander, BBVA, Ferrovial, Telefónica, Vodafone, Pirelli, Atento, HSBC, Campofrío, Unidad Editorial, Iberia, Meliá Hoteles, Sanofi, NH Hotels, Avis, Indra, Pepsi Cola, Airbus, Sanitas, Mapfre, Endesa, Iberdrola, Repsol, CEPSA and others.

Other duties discharged during his career:

  • Associate Professor of Management at Instituto de Empresa, Grenoble École de Management, Carlos III University
  • Speaker of the Talent Chapter in the Cre100do Project, sponsored by Fundación Bankinter para la Innovación, ICEX and Círculo de Empresarios
  • Author of numerous management books, including Valor y al toro, Un gran equipo and Retribuir el futuro.
  • Regular lecturer on management talks to managers.

Plácido Fajardo

Managing Partner
“Senior Human Resources Manager at companies such as Telefónica, and Consultant for Talent Search and Leadership Development.”.”

José Ignacio Arraiz

“Senior Consultancy Manager for Human Resources and Organisation, and former CEO of HayGroup Spain”

Diego Sánchez de León

Senior Advisor
“Manager of the Strategic Consultancy Division for Talent and Organisation at Accenture for Europe and LatAm”

Begoña Zarzuelo

Head of Research
“Senior consultant specialising in the executive search for the various functional and business areas in diverse sectors”

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