Ricardo holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the IESE. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, a former audit company now part of Deloitte, later joining Antena 3 Television where he held various management positions, such as Director of Internal Audit, Director of Subsidiaries, as the Purchasing Director, later adding as the Deputy CFO. After a period of independent advice and consulting activity in organization and business restructuring, he joined the Loewe Group (part of LVMH Corporation), running the position of Purchasing Director, adding later responsibilities in Quality and Procurement areas. In the last 10 years he has taken part, as an independent consultant, in various mergers and acquisitions operations in the media sector, as well as logistics and real estate services. As an academic, he has been Professor of Finance in the Media MBA at the Carlos III University and at the ISEM, Spanish Institute for Fashion Companies.