José Antonio Vera
President, Agencia EFE
CEO of the Agencia EFE since March 2012, José Antonio Vera is a 57-year-old journalist, with a degree in Information Sciences from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
Until his incorporation to the Agencia EFE he held the position of Director of Publications of the daily La Razón, having previously been director of the same newspaper for 5 years, during which period he achieved the greatest expansion of the newspaper: when he accepted the position, La Razón had a circulation of 33,000 copies, and when leaving that spread was 147,000.
José Antonio Vera has been a regular commentator on some of the major television channels in Spain, including TVE, Antena 3, Tele 5, Canal 9 and Telemadrid. In radio, he was a collaborator of the programs of greater diffusion in Onda Cero and Chain COPE.
In the written press he began his career in the newspaper Sol, to join ABC afterwards, where he worked for 16 years and where he successively held the positions of Chief of Policy, Chief editor of National, Chief editor of Coordination and Chief editor of Regional Editions, being responsible for the territorial expansion of the Madrid’s veteran newspaper.
He has also been director of the weekly A Tu Salud Verde, a publication that received a score of awards during the eight years in which he directed it, among them the Jaime I Prize of Journalism.
Professor of the International Studies Society, he is the author, among others, of the books "Sustainable Development" and "What Hides Behind the Oil War".
In EFE has launched a dozen digital portals, has inaugurated a new and modern headquarters of 15 plants for the Agency, a multimedia service in English for Asia, and the Museum of EFE.