Luis with his daughter Sofia
An Interview with Luis Montesinos Ballesteros, Director, Tax and Treasury, Campofrio Food Group
This month, Helen Sanders, Editor, talks to Luis Montesinos Ballesteros, Director of Treasury & Tax at Campofrio Food Group, about his career in treasury and his personal and professional values and insights.
How did you first get into treasury, and what attracted you to the profession?
Although I have spent virtually my whole career in corporate treasury, I spent four years in banking. Initially, I worked for Crédit Commercial de France, which was later acquired by HSBC, two years in Madrid while finalising my university degree and then two more years in London after graduating. I then decided to take an MBA, which prompted my decision to pursue a career in finance. My first degree was in law which, together with an MBA, has proved a very useful background to a career in treasury given the range of contracts in which treasury is involved.