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Internal Governance.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Ecomar Foundation is composed of 7 members, all of whom are individual trustees.

Effort, sacrifice, perseverance, are some of the values that Theresa has needed to achieve this impressive record. Once her competition stage was over, she has transferred these values to her life, to her family, and to her Foundation. Today, 20 years after achieving it, it is still unique. Recognised as the World's Best Sailor by the International Sailing Federation, she holds the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit and the Olympic Order. www.tzabell.org

(Patron since 15 April 2016, Secretary of the Board of Trustees since 6 March 2019). More than 15 years of experience in the field of media, communication and brand management. Interested in global content creation, engagement strategies, digitisation of the traditional business model, business development and linking business events to media. She is currently the CEO of Motorpress Ibérica.

(Since 15 April 2016). Excellent lawyer and businessman, concerned about our planet and the legacy we will leave to future generations. He comments: "In few economic sectors is there the spirit of collaboration that can be perceived between the different branches of the automotive industry and between these and the public administrations. A sector that can boast of having achieved a number of successes through joint efforts, especially in the field of environmental management".

(As of 15 April 2016). Raúl Chapado Serrano is a retired Spanish athlete specialising in the triple jump. Throughout his career he was nine times Spanish outdoor triple jump champion and six times indoor champion. When he retired, he dedicated himself to sports management and was the General Director of sports for the Madrid 2016 and Madrid 2020 Olympic Candidatures. In 2016 he was elected president of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation from where he is leading the Spanish federation's change.

(As of 15 April 2016). Roby Said is an expert in the world of management. Appointed CEO of Atisae Consultants in 1999, he spent more than 20 years in which he based the success of his business on the trust and good work of all his employees.

(From 12 April 2021). Signed in 1999 the act of constitution of the ECOMAR Foundation. Former Minister of the Environment, she was responsible for creating Spain's first Ministry of the Environment. Legal Advisor to the Nuclear Energy Board (1971-1978), now CIEMAT, and member of the Group of Governmental Legal Experts of the European Energy Agency of the OECD. Vice-President of the International Association of Women Lawyers. Former President and currently Vice-President of the Federal Council of the European Movement and Full Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors.

(From 12 April 2021). Economist. Expert in European Financing. Diploma in foreign trade. Member of the European Parliament 1987/1989. Member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies 1990/1993. Institutional Relations of the ENACOM/Secure Rent Group 2018... Member of the Board of Directors of AslaZinc 2019... Member of the Board of Directors of LatemGlobal 2020.... Senior Advisor Altarius Capital_ European Center 2021... Member of the Board of Directors of the European Pension Trust 2019...


We have a professional, specialized team that enjoys what they do, in an environment that promotes mutual enrichment. We are like a family in that we support and complement each other to provide better solutions.

Theresa Zabell. Director

Pedro Sardina. Advisor to the President 

Felix Morcillo. Head of Administration Department

P. Diana Martín. Head of Education Department

Jhonattan Barreiro. Activities Director

Cecilia Garcia. Deputy Activities Department

Maria Ros. Head of Communication Department

Gaston Cedrone. Marketing and Corporate Relations Department 

Jorge Cano. Head of Projects-Quality Department

As director, she has the function of representing the Ecomar Foundation, ensuring the fulfillment of its legal obligations and the mission of the institution. Great communication skills, experience in different management positions.

Expert in nautical press and a journalistic reference in the world of sailing and nautical sports. 

Forty-six years of experience in the media. Now I am recycling myself to learn Communication 2.0 and 3.0
Newspapers and collaborations
Diario MARCA (1975-1991)
-Assistant, Editor, Section Chief and Editor-in-Chief
Publicidad y Patrocinio (1990-1998)
-Director of Communication
Diario Claro (1991-1992)
Fundación Ecomar (1999-2022)
-Director of Communication
Diario ABC (1992-2022)
-Sports Editor and Director of ABC de la Náutica
Visibilitas.com (2020-2022)
-Deputy Director

Organized person, with management skills and knowledge in the operation of a foundation.
1) Manage institutional relations with clubs and schools of the Red Grímpola Ecomar.
2) Manage payroll payments of workers and payments of suppliers.
3) Manage relations with banks.
4) Relationship with the Gestoría: generation of payroll, social security and taxes. 5) Relationship with sponsors in the generation of agreements, agreements. 6) Management of the logistics messaging of the Foundation.) Relationship with the Gestoría: generation of payroll, social security and taxes.
5) Relationship with sponsors in the generation of agreements, agreements.
6) Management of logistics messaging Ecomar Foundation.
7) Contact with suppliers for the preparation of budgets.
8) Responsible for the logistics of the Warehouse.
9) Management with the accounting department. Invoices, payments, etc.
10) Control of the state of the vehicles.
11) Advice and service to the presidency.

1) Generate didactic content with environmental impact, with the aim of raising awareness and educating young people. 

2) Control of digital platforms for the creation of courses and their resources. 

3)Development of educational programs aimed at the active participation of schools in order to cover the SDGs set by the participating EU countries within the framework of sustainable community development.

4) Search for groups sensitive to the activity of the Ecomar Foundation that want to collaborate in the development of its objectives.

5) Conducting environmental talks and workshops.  

Other specific knowledge: business management, business process management, environmental knowledge, sustainability, labor relations, data analysis, marketing actions. 

Computers: Advanced level.

Creative, proactive, with a solid tendency to solve problems and with more than 10 years of professional experience in the area of marketing and communication. Jhonattan Barreiro is an advocate of small and large scale advertising but he establishes a single condition in his day to day, "to make known in a differentiating way a product or a service and that this can be extrapolated to any aspect of life, is the only possible way to achieve the objectives of growth and business success".
Director of all the functions inherent to the Activities Department and all that this entails. He maintains direct relations with the CSR departments of media, companies and nautical centers throughout the national territory, from strategic planning to the execution of campaigns. 

Coordination of the communication strategy, management of social networks and content creation, event management and support in the organization of external events and relations with the media and entities.

He masters content and knows how to get it noticed: information is still the power, but now it flows through new channels. Knows the different channels and knows how to move information in favor of the Foundation's interests. Design and execute the Foundation's internal communication within the framework of the Foundation's Strategic Planning.

The Marketing and Sponsorship Director must design the objectives and goals of the Ecomar Foundation, as well as define the means and strategy. Extensive experience in team management, technical training in marketing and fundraising. 

Extensive experience in the management of NGOs, foundations or non-profit associations, focused on the development of social or educational projects, responsible for generating the foundations for public-private funding opportunities.
Professional level: technical, middle and senior management. Specialist in management, presentation and execution of public and private grants.

-Has more than 5 years of experience in the management of social entities and multidisciplinary projects.
-Has led and participated in numerous successful social or educational projects.
-Has managed complex and multidisciplinary work teams.
-Architect by training and with an extensive background in business administration and management, as well as specifically in project management.


Audit report and annual accounts 2022

The annual accounts of the Ecomar Foundation have been audited by SELKEN and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Audit report and annual accounts 2021

The annual accounts of the Ecomar Foundation have been audited by SELKEN and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Audit report and annual accounts 2020

The annual accounts of the Ecomar Foundation have been audited by SELKEN and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Audit report and annual accounts 2019

The annual accounts of the Ecomar Foundation have been audited by SELKEN and approved by the Board of Trustees.


Maximum rule governing the functioning of the Organisation, endorsed by the Assembly and formally published.