Sebastián Escarrer Jaume, born 1966 in Palma, married, three sons and one daughter, living in Palma. Graduate from ICADE and Master from Wharton of the University of Pennsylvania with three Majors: Business Strategy, Finance and Multinational Management. He worked for several multinationals in the US and London, including Coca-Cola Corporation, IBM Corporation or Hyatt International.
He is Board Member of Meliá Hotels International with 19 years of experience as executive in the multinational where he joined the family business in 1993. In 1994 he was appointed CEO for 16 years and in 1997 as Vice President of Sol Melia during 15 years. During those years he led the refinancing of Grupo Sol, its transformation into Sol Meliá and the successful initial public offering of the Company in 1996.
As a committed leader in the fields of tourism, business ethics, education and social responsibility, he is a strong advocate for combating the current social and values crisis. Therefore, he is an active member of several Foundations committed to the improvement of our society as the "SERES Foundation" and the "Princesa de Girona Foundation".
Sebastián Escarrer has received various awards for his career in the tourism and financial sectors including his election by the World Economic Forum in Davos as one of the 100 leading businessmen of the 21st century. In 2002, he won the prize for “Best Entrepreneur of the Balearic Islands” awarded by the magazine “Actualidad Económica”.