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The businessman Alfonso Cortina has died at the age of 76 after contracting the coronavirus. During the last days, he remained hospitalized in the Toledo hospital. Cortina was president of Repsol between 1996 and 2004 and of Colonial real estate between 2004 and 2006.
Cortina had come to the hospital last March with a fever and had undergone the health protocol against the pandemic. His health was good and the family was hopeful that he could overcome the disease, according to sources from his environment.
His business career began in 1984 in the Construcciones y Contratas group, where he managed Portland Valderrivas as Vice President, Chief Executive Officer and, since 1990, President.
On June 6, 1996, he was appointed President of Repsol, leaving the presidency of the Portland Valderrivas group. After presiding over the Colonial real estate company between 2004 and 2006, in 2007 he was appointed maximum representative of the private equity firm Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in the Spanish market.
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