Alberto Cortina’s profile picture

Alberto Cortina

Alberto Cortina’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.43 Billion
Industry: Investments
Residence: Madrid, Spain
Country: Spain
BirthDay: 20 January 1946
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 4
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Alberto Cortina was bornon 20 January 1946 in Madrid, Spain, Spain. Alberto Cortina is #1588 in List Billionaires People In The World. Alberto Cortina and his cousin Alberto Alcocer used to be married to sister heiresses Alicia and Esther Koplowitz. Los Albertos, as they are known in Spain, ran their wives' construction company Construcciones y Contratas from the early 1970s until 1989, when both marriages ended. The sisters took over the construction company, and Los Albertos moved onto banking, running Banco Zaragozano. They sold their combined 40% stake to Barclays in 2004 and now hold stakes in construction firm Actividades de Construccion y Servicios and eucalyptus pulp producer Grupo Empresarial ENCE. The cousins are also kings of the Spanish countryside, with more than a dozen sprawling ranches spread throughout Spain. Cortina, who also owns a vast art collection, reportedly enjoys boating and hunting.


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In February 2016 Alfredo Sáenz Abad is appointed president of the bank and in March he acquires 5% of BDK's shares


In June 2015 Banque de Dakar starts to provide financial services at its headquarters in the capital of Senegal and providing banking services at a Pan African level focusing in the UEMOA region


5% of Grupo ACS, the biggest construction company in the world by sales with 2014 revenues of USD 50b, and of 21% of Ence, the largest paper pulp and biomass energy company in Europe


In 2010 Forbes Magazine included Alberto Cortina in their billionaires list ranking as the 828th wealthiest man in the world


Banco Zaragozano was valued in USD 15m at acquisition and they sold it for over USD 2b to Barclay's Bank in 2003


In 2000 he married Elena Cué with whom he had a daughter in 2006


In 1998, both "Albertos" took at a controlling stake in ACS Group, today's largest construction and services group by revenues, with sales of EUR €40b worldwide in 2015


In 1997, Alberto sold his brewing business San Miguel that he and his brother had inherited from their father to the consortium of Danone and Mahou


Later, in 1988, together with KIO Group they created Cartera Central which had a significant stake in Banco Central and two seats on its Board of Directors


In 1978, both Albertos acquired 5% of Banco de Fomento, belonging to Banco Central


This growth was accomplished in spite of the Spanish crisis that took place between the years of 1973 and 1985


In 1969 he married Alicia Koplowitz


Alberto Cortina de Alcocer (born January 20, 1947, in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish businessman

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