Governing Bodies – Corporate Information

PANASEF is the national Business Association that represents and defends the common interests of funeral service and cemetery Companies.

Founded in the early nineties, PANASEF’s headquarters is located in Madrid at 6 Gran Vía Madrileña (IBERCENTER Business Centre).

Members of PANASEF may be any individual or legal entity providing professional services and arrangements related to death which are specific to the funeral industry or burial and/or cremation services. This means that funeral service companies as well as cemetery and/or cremation service companies, whether public or private, belong to PANASEF.

The governing bodies of PANASEF are:

The General Assembly

The General Assembly of PANASEF is the highest body of the Association and consists of all associates that are up-to-date with their fee and contribution payments.

Today, 500 funeral service and/or cemetery companies are associated with PANASEF, including the country’s leaders in terms of the number of services provided as well as human and material resources.

The Governing Board

The Governing Board of PANASEF provides full leadership and representation of the Association in the fulfillment of the Association’s own purposes.

It is formed by a total of twenty members –with representation from all of Spain’s Autonomous Communities– who are elected by the General Assembly by a free and secret vote in which all associates participate.  The term of office of the Governing Board is four years and is renewed every four years.

It includes the:

  • President
    Mr. Juan Vicente Sánchez-Araña González
    (Canary Islands)
  • First Vice President
    Mr. Juan José López Vivas
  • Second Vice President
    Mr. Josep María Mons Gallifa
  • Treasurer
    Ms. María Ascensión García de Andoin Echebarria
    (Basque Country)
  • Secretary
    Mr. Carlos Hurtado Martínez
    (Castile and León)
  • Chairpersons
    Mr. Francisco Enríquez San Nicolás
    Mr. José M. Canto García
    Mr. Antonio Pesquera Escobar
    Mr. Bernat Quetglas Tur
    (Balearic Islands)
    Mr. Francisco Ruiz Calzada
    Mr. Carlos Muñoz Muñoz
    (Castile and León)
    Mr. José Romero Sánchez
    (Castilla-La Mancha)
    Mr. Josep Ventura Ustrell
    Mr. José Antonio de la Fuente Serrano
    Mr. Juan Jesús Domingo Ramírez
    (La Rioja)
    Mr. Daniel Palacios Diez
    Mr. Juan Carlos Ambrós Durán
    Mr. José Vicente Aparicio Ferri
    Mr. José Luis Varela Tabares
    Mr. Fernando Guntiñas Solbes

Upcoming meetings

  • September 21st