José María holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In 2006 he was appointed Director of Legal and International Affairs of AISGE, the Spanish Collective Management Organization representing audiovisual performers. With a large experience and an outstanding efficiency, AISGE not only advocates the transparency and fair practices of collective management, including trans-border payments, but is also engaged in the international recognition of performers’ rights.
José María joined the SCAPR Board in 2007, and two years later was elected Vice-Chairman. Since 2008 he is also the Vice-Chairman of the European Association of Performers’ Organizations (AEPO-ARTIS). Furthermore, he is a regular assistant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in missions, seminars and cooperation & development activities worldwide.