Madrid, 1943. BA Economics, Profesor of Commerce, chartered accountant and founding member of the Registry of Economic Auditors. He joined Arthur Andersen in 1965 where he was Partner from 1976 to 2000. Up to March, 2004 he headed the Euroamerica Foundation, of which he was founder, entity dedicated to the development of business, political and cultural relationships between the European Union and the different Latin American Countries. Currently he is Directo of Gestevisión Telecinco, S.A., Member of the Advisory Board of Iroko Films, Arcadia Capital, Exponencial-Agencia de Desarrollos Audiovisuales, S.L., DBP Consultants, Ambers & Co, Responsables Consultores and FRIDE (Foundation for the international relations and the foreign development), Director of Real Estate Equity Portfolio, S.A., Chairman of Información y Control de Publicaciones, S.A., Member of Foundation Germán Sánchez Ruipérez and Foundation Independiente y Vicepresident of Fundación Euroamérica.
Mr. Durández was appointed Director of Repsol YPF, S.A. by resolution of the Annual Shareholders Meeting hold on 9th May, 2007.