Manuel Fernández, born in 1951, married and father of two sons. His father, José Fernández López, founded Pescanova, S.A. in 1961.
In January 1977 Manuel Fernández joined Pescanova, spending some time at the different Departments in the Company in order to get a deeper knowledge of the business. In June of that same year, he became a member of the Board of Directors and worked closely with the team that designed the strategy of the company.
In 1978 he was appointed as Managing Director of Pescanova, S.A.(Presidente) and afterwards, in 1984, the Board of Directors appointed him as Chairman of the Board, position he still holds at present