Roberto Alcalde obtained his MBA from the graduate school of the University of Chicago, after passing through Complutense and Wesleyan University. He began working at the age of 22 at the Guf Oil Corporation in Pittsburgh (USA), where he held important positions until 1972. He directed the planning of Repesa and presided over various companies, creating 10,000 direct and 15,000 indirect jobs. He currently advises the Madrid Science Park.