He has a Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago. He also gained an MBA at the university’s Graduate School of Business. Jose started his career in the investment banking sector, working for Merrill Lynch and then Salomon Brothers, where he focused on European Mergers & Acquisitions. During his almost 16-year career, he has worked on a very broad range of public and private market transactions, including several high-profile ones, and worked his way up to the position of Managing Director M&A of Salomon Brothers for CEEMA. In 2008 he moved to Prague, where he became Director of M&A for the PPF Group. In EMMA group, which he joined in 2012, he acts as an Investment Director and Country Manager for Greece and Romania. From this position, he has significantly contributed to all Greek, Romanian and Moldavian acquisitions and their subsequent management. He is currently the CEO of the Premier Energy group. In 2021, he became a partner of EMMA Capital.