Elena Mayoral became Madrid-Barajas Airport Director on 1st April, 2013.
She was born in Spain and studied Aeronautical Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and History of Art at the UNED (Open University).
She also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Industrial Organization School and has completed her training with a Management Development Program at IESE.
She started her career working for several engineering consulting companies, designing construction projects for airport infrastructure and air navigation systems for Spanish, British and German airports.
In 2002, she started working for Aena at the Master Plans Direction, analyzing the future development of airport infrastructures. In 2005 she was appointed Head of the office of Prospection and Analysis for Supply and Demand.
Between 2007 and 2011, she managed Valladolid Airport and from 2011 until her appointment for Madrid-Barajas Airport, she was the Director of Ibiza Airport.
In June 2016 she became a Board Member of ACI World.