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ALEJANDRO IRARRAGORRI
President of the Board of Directors: Grupo Orlegi y Club Santos Laguna

Nationality: Mexican

Languages: Spanish, English, and Portuguese

Formerly the Sporting Vice President of Grupo Modelo. Before that, served as President of Club Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón and Club Venados de Mazatlán, Mazatlán Pacific Marathon, Mazatlan Pacific Triathlon, and the Corona Marathon of Querétaro, where he positioned each one as a leader in its sector.

Since becoming President of Club Santos in 2007, Alejandro Irarragorri has guided the team to four league titles for an average of one title won every three years, currently the best average for league titles won in the first division. In addition to those four league titles, the club has won a Copa MX championship, and a Campeon de Campeones title during his tenure.

DANTE HUGO ELIZALDE GOMEZ
GENERAL DIRECTOR

Nationality: Mexican
Date of Birth: August 28, 1979
Languages: Spanish and English
Law degree, obtained from Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO).

In addition to his law degree, Dante holds several titles in the following areas:
• Masters in Tax and Administrative Law; Tecnológico de Monterrey
• International Masters in Law and Sports Management by the Higher Institute of Law and Economics; Madrid, Spain
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), held at the Pan American Institute of Senior Business Management (IPADE).

He began his career with Grupo Modelo, where he played a fundamental role in shaping the area of legal affairs in north-western Mexico.

He later formed part of “Talentos Modelo,” where he was a member of a selection committee which hired talent across all of the different companies of which Grupo Modelo is comprised; which enabled him to become intimately familiar with all areas of the Group.

He was invited to join the team at Orlegi Deportes in 2013, where he has remained as the institution’s legal director and oversees all matters with regard to corporate law at the national and international level.

JOSÉ JUAN RIESTRA

VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL - ORLEGI

Nationality: Mexican

Languages: Spanish / English

Jose Riestra began his tenure at Club Santos Laguna in December of 2007 as Technical Secretary to the first team, where he oversaw all logistical matters with relation to the team and the coaching staff.

In July of 2009 he was named Director of Fuerzas Basicas (youth development), where in the same year, he finalized his coaching license from ENDIT (Escuela Nacional de Directores Técnicos).

He went on to Scotland for 8 months in 2011 where he learned the fundamentals of internal business at Celtic Football Club of the Scottish Premier League. He eventually implemented a similar model within Club Santos which has assisted in the growth and development of many aspects of the institution.

Upon his return, he was named Director of Sporting Intelligence and in 2013, Director of Football, until 2016 when he was appointed Vice President.