SANTIAGO JIMENEZ BARRULL - Global Business Entrepeneur (English)


Santiago Jiménez Barrull
Global Business Entrepeneur and Venture Capitalist

maat  International Group
  Founder and Executive Chairman

Mr Jiménez is the Chairman of maat International (, the holding company for one of the most innovative and fast growing privately owned Corporate & Technology& Infrastructure Professional Services (est. 1999). His leadership and business experience accumulated both in Public and Private Sector marked a change in the Corporate Strategy of Professional Services in order to diversify maat International offering into the Corporate Services (Multilateral Agencies, Investment Funds, Private Equities, Development Funds,…); Property Development, Housing,  Energy, Transport Infrastructures, Agriculture and Trading industry in Africa and LATAM and Research & Development in it the Cloud Computing industry. He has been a venture capitalist in various companies and he is a founding member of key Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and Institutions ( on a global basis  related to Health, Education, Social Development, and especially Children Empowerment in desfavourable living conditions –orphans, poor, unstructured families,…-

Mr. Jiménez has also developed strategic relationships within the field of mineral resource exploration and trading resulting in his activity in Oil and other mineral resources. One of Mr. Jiménez’s greatest challenges was his support in the development of Latam & Sub-Saharian African´s with headquarters in South Africa and having a strong relationship with a network of some key prominent entrepreneurs and professionals from various African countries, including Prime Ministers, Presidents and First Ladies of those countries. maat International has also operations in MENA.

Mr. Jiménez’s Vision: “To align Corporate Finance with Infrastructures Development and Technology Services to promote Sustainable Communities around the Globe. Promoting from Value Chains to Value Networks as the key source of competitive advantage.”

maat International Group (

maat International Group is a Investment Banking, Infrastructure & Technology, Professional Services and Corporate Turnaround Company leading the deployment models of Infrastructures; Cloud Services & Business Platform as a source of sustained competitive advantage. Maat International subsidiaries has been awarded and  recognized internationally by key Research Centers –CERN; Geneva Trade Fair; EU- EGEE;…) and Market Analyst –Gartner- as one of the leading companies in ICT Platforms in the world.

maat International aligns Strategy, Technology and Corporate Finance to guarantee the feasibility of new ventures, projects and public policies establishing institutional ventures at country level to foster growth, sustainable development and empoverment living conditions –in particular children and desfavourable social class in undevelopment countries-.

maat International has established Strategic Partnerships with key players around the world in the Energy, Infrastructures, Engineering and Finance Sectors.

maat International´s subsidiary –maatG Nozzle- ( is the first Spanish IT & Consultancy Cloud Services Provider offering a full integrated portfolio of professional and technological solutions for Vertical Markets -Banking, Government, Health, Media, SMEs,…- and SMART- sustainable services for infrastructures –Smart Cities,..-Smart Metering.

maat International is leading on an international basis the developing of Cloud infrastructure for IT Services partnering with some of the key R&D Centers (CERN;…) and Universities across the world –Spain, Africa, LATAM, -.

maat International has setting up maat Green as a engineering and infrastructure subsidiary company to design and build up civil engineering and environment projects and promote renewable energies in order to guarantee the economic, social, and environmental pillars of sustainable development with strong strategic alliances with leading affiliate companies in each field to guarantee end-to-end solutions to its customers.

maat International support the Corporate transition towards Smart & Clean Technologies Related Business Models, suggesting that concern surrounding the information related strategies and environmental and climate change initiatives are driving resources and top innovation attention from the top-management.

maat International services, infrastructure and projects are active in important fields in the main categories of transport, media, energy and environment, health  and information technologies, telecommunications.

maat International is based on a unique pool of leading academics, business visionaries, entrepreneurs, media leaders and venture capitalists providing their guidance and insights to assemble an impressive group of Technology Pioneers as the "best practices" for Corporate Governance.

Other previous professional experience  –Public &  Private  Sector

Managing Director

Mr. Jimenez was serving as Managing Director at TSAI the leading Value Added Services Telefonica´s Group –one of the first Telcos Companies in the world- leading the development of Internet infrastructure in Europe (UNISOURCE)  launching  the firsts Value Added Services for Vertical Industries at that time –Banking, Retailing, Health, SMEs,…- and horizontal functions –Sales, Manufacturing, Finance, HR…-.
TSAI became the first ISP in Spain and the first VAN –Value Added Network- offering EDI Services for the retail industry, financial sector and other important Sectoral industries in Spain and Latinoamerica

1988 - 1995
Government of Spain
Vice Deputy –Financing & Investments Policy - Ministry of Industry UNED – Managing Director - Distance Learning University

Different Senior Managing Directors positions at the Spanish Public Administration connected with the formulation and implementation of IT policies and strategies for the SME´s Innovation Policies, Regional Development and Education.

1988 - 1995
KPMG Peat Marwick Senior Manager Consultant

Different projects for the Spanish administration and top listed Spanish companies – Energy, Banking, Transport, Retail and Real State-.


APD – Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección – Board of Directors. ACE - Spanish Certification Agency- . Member of the Board of Directors. VicePresident CommerceNet Spain.
Member of the Board of Directors of the ¨Electronic Commerce Spanish Association¨ Manager          and                   member               of     differents    Steerling     Comittes    formed     between ATT&Unisource, and Worldcom&MCI.
Member of the Board of Director and Public and Private Bodies related to Venture Capital, Mutual Guaratees, and Corporate Financing –AXIX, COFIDES, ENISA, CERSA,…-


Harvard Business School – Executive Programme
IMD (Laussane – Switzerland) – Strategic Finance Program IESE (Barcelona – Spain) – Value Network Program Economics, Engineering
Master in Telecommunication –  CENEI / Universidad Politécnica


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