Cristina Blanco Santo Tomas has been unanimously approved by Antolin’s board of directors to take on the role of CEO. She was previously the company’s CFO.
Taking over from Ramon Sotomayor Jauregui, Santo Tomas will be responsible for fast-tracking the company’s development of technological solutions for automotive interiors as the industry transitions to widespread electrification.
Antolin’s transformation plan, which Santo Tomas helped to map out, seeks to generate greater value in the company’s current business while it builds a long-term profitable and sustainable growth project.
Ernesto Antolin, chairman of the company, said, “Cristina has extensive experience, in-depth knowledge of this company, and the leadership skills required to lead the new stage we have embarked on at Antolin, driving forward the main strands in our transformation plan.
“She will have the full backing of the board of directors and also that of a world-class team that is committed to being closer to customers as their key partner; developing more innovative technologies and solutions; making our operations more efficient; and, most of all, growing profitably and sustainably as our main target.”
Santo Tomas has been a member of the Antolin team for more than 22 years, having joined the finance team in 2001. She expressed her excitement about the new position, saying, “I am proud and thrilled to take on this new and exciting challenge in a company where I have spent my entire professional career and that I have seen become a world-leading supplier to the automotive industry.”