Within the organisational structure of the Port Authority of Valencia, we can highlight the following:

  • Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Spanish Ministry of Development, the Valencian Regional Government, the Valencia and Sagunto city councils, the Valencia Chamber of Comerce, Industry and Shipping, business associations, trade unions, and other erconomic sectors related to port activities and transport.
  • Board’s Executive Committees, constituted by agreement of the PAV Board of Directors.
  • Shipping and Port Councils, created under the terms set out in the Spanish Act on State-Owned Ports and the Merchant Navy.
  • A human resources compromising over 400 professionals who are among the best-trained in the trade.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Mr. Aurelio Martínez Estévez
PAV Chairman
Chairman of the PAV Board of Directors (Ex officio member)
Mr. Felipe Cano Navarro
Harbourmaster
Ex officio member
In representation of:
Ms Mª Pilar Vázquez Millán Spanish Central Government
Mr. José Antonio Morillo-Velarde del Peso Spanish Central Government
Mr. Lorenzo Tejedor Barber Spanish Central Government
Mr. Joan Ribó i Canut
Mayor of Valencia
Valencia City Council
Mr. Darío Moreno Lerga
Mayor of Sagunto
Sagunto City Council
Mr.  Francisco Corell Grau Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping
Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos

CEV Counselor

Business Organisations
Mr. Igancio Ballester Avellan
ANV Shipping Agents President
Economic sectors/port sector
​Mr. Pedro Suárez Benavente ​​Trade Union Organisations
Mr. Salvador Navarro Pradas
Chairman of the Valencian Business Confederation
Valencia Regional Government
​Mrs Diana Morant Ripoll

Mayor of Gandia

​​Valencia Regional Government
​Mr. Jorge Iván Castañón Ortega

Secretario Autonómico de la Vicepresidencia

Valencia Regional Government
​Mrs. Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández

Eurodiputada del Grupo de los Socialistas y Demócratas

Valencia Regional Government
Non-voting members
Mr. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez
PAV General Manager
PAV General Manager
Ms. María del Carmen de Puig de Olano
PAV General Secretary
Board Secretary
Board's Executive Committees

In 2004 the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Valencia agreed to constitute the following Executive Committees:

The Executive Committee for Economic and Financial Affairs, the general aim is to advise the port authority´s governing bodies on all issues that may be directly or indirectly related to economic and financial matters within the organisation.

Issues that may be placed before the Committee for deliberation usually include the following items:

  • Operating and capital budgets of the Port Authority of Valencia as well as long-term planning.
  • The PAV Balance Sheets, income statement and financial statements.
  • The PAV investments and financial operations, including the incorporation of and participation in trade companies, as well as credits to fund working capital.
  • And in general, all matters affecting PAV’s economic and financial situation that can be considered to be within this Committee’s scope.

This Committee is composed of the following members:

  1. Mr. Aurelio Martínez Estévez
  2. Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos
  3. Mr.Pedro Suárez Benavente
  4. Mrs Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández
  5. Mr. Salvador Navarro Pradas
  6. Mr. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez, Director General de la APV
  7. Mrs. María del Carmen de Puig de Olano, Secretaria de la Comisión. Mrs. María Pilar Vázquez Millán, Vicesecretaria de la Comisión.

The Executive Committee for Monitoring Strategic Planning the general aim is to advice the port authority’s governing bodies on any issue that may be directly or indirectly related to its Strategic Plan. This Committee is asisted in this by methodology and management control instruments inherent to the implementation and monitoring of the PAV Strategic Plan, such as the Balanced Scorecard and the PAV Business Plan. The Committee is responsible for analysing and discussing the measures it considers necessary to improve the implementation of the Strategic Plan and for informing and making suggestions to the Board of Directors and its Chairman on these measures.

This Committee is composed of the following members:

  1. Mr. Aurelio Martínez Estévez
  2. Mr. Francisco José Corell Grau
  3. Mr. Jorge Iván Castañón Ortega
  4. Mr. Salvador Navarro Pradas
  5. Mr. Ignacio Ballester Avellán
  6. Mr. Lorenzo Tejedor Barber
  7. Mr. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez, Director General de la APV
  8. Mrs. María del Carmen de Puig de Olano, Secretaria de la Comisión. Mrs. María Pilar Vázquez Millán, Vicesecretaria de la Comisión.

The general aim of the Executive Committee for the Promotion of Territorial Integration is to advise the PAV’s governing bodies on any issue that may be directly or indirectly related to:

a/.- The needs of PAV ports, as tools for foreign trade, in terms of promoting and improving their land connectivity. In turn, this is linked to the objective to extend the ports’ area of influence and boost their capacity to concentrate goods and passenger traffic, not only at regional and national level, but also to provide a coherent response to the challenges facing them in consolidating their position as major nodes for shipping transit, goods distribution and the movement of passengers in southern Europe and the western Mediterranean, given their privileged strategic location.

b/.- The sustainable impact of the service areas of the Port Authority of Valencia’s ports in their outreach on the surrounding territories, as determining factors for territorial, urban and port planning, not only in their respective waterfront areas and interfaces with neighbouring districts, but also taking into account the access routes that port facilities require to ensure they are connected to public land transport networks.

This Committee is made up of the following members:

  1. Mr. Aurelio Martínez Estévez
  2. Mrs. Diana Morant Ripoll
  3. Mr. José Antonio Morillo-Velarde del Peso
  4. Mr. Joan Ribó Canut
  5. Mr. Darío Moreno Lerga
  6. Mr. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez, Director General de la APV
  7. Mrs. María del Carmen de Puig de Olano, Secretaria de la Comisión. Mrs. María Pilar Vázquez Millán, Vicesecretaria de la Comisión.
Shipping and Port Council

Shipping and Port Councils of the Ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía are advisory bodies that provide information and assistance to the Harbourmaster and the Chairman of the Port Authority of Valencia, created under the terms sset out in article 34 of the TRLPEMM (formerly article 44 of Spanish Law 27/1992 of 24th November, on State-Owned Ports and the Merchant Navy).

Composición Consejo de Navegación y Puerto de Valencia
​Vocales Natos
Director General​ ​D. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez
Comercial y Desarrollo de Negocio​ Dª Mar Chao López
Área de Explotación​ ​D. Rubén Marín Gallego
Seguridad, Med. Ambiente e Instalaciones   ​ ​D. Federico Torres Monfort
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (1)​ ​D. Fernando Santos Agúndez
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (2​ ​Dª. Alicia Corral Salvador
Vocal del Consejo de la APV ​ ​D. Francisco José Corell Grau
Vocal del Consejo de la APV​ ​D. Salvador Antonio Navarro Pradas

Listado de Vocales Electivos del Consejo de Navegación y Puerto del Puerto de Valencia

Composición Consejo de Navegación y Puerto de Sagunto
Vocales Natos
Director General D. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez
Comercial y Desarrollo de Negocio Dª Mar Chao López
Área de Explotación D. Rubén Marín Gallego
Seguridad, Medio Ambiente e Instalaciones D. Federico Torres Monfort
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (1) D. José I. Fernandez de la Puente Berrio
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (2) Dª. Alicia Corral Salvador
Vocal del Consejo de la APV D. Francisco José Corell Grau
Vocal del Consejo de la APV D. Salvador Antonio Navarro Pradas

Listado de Vocales Electivos del Consejo de Navegación y Puerto del Puerto de Sagunto

Composición Consejo de Navegación y Puerto de Gandía
Vocales Natos
Director General D. Francesc Josep Sánchez Sánchez
Comercial y Desarrollo de Negocio Dª Mar Chao López
Área de Explotación D. Rubén Marín Gallego
Seguridad, Medio Ambiente e Instalaciones D. Federico Torres Monfort
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (1) D. José Antonio Castillo Pérez
Funcionario de Capitanía Marítima (2) D. Fernando Santos Agúndez
Vocal del Consejo de la APV D. Francisco José Corell Grau
Vocal del Consejo de la APV D. Salvador Antonio Navarro Pradas

Listado de Vocales Electivos del Consejo de Navegación y Puerto del Puerto de Gandía