Managing Director Finance, Corporate Development & ESG

Montse Rius is currently Managing Director of Finance, Corporate Development & ESG at Hotel Investment Partners (HIP). With over 15 years of experience, she started her career in the Corporate Finance Department at Ernst & Young and signed up later for the Corporate Finance Department at Grupo Financiero Riva y Garcia. During this period, she executed M&A deals at the private market, also rights issues, IPO and delistings in the public market and advisory to Joint Ventures set-ups. She was focused on real estate and mid-market transactions.

She is also been president of the Urban Land Institute of Barcelona from 2018 to 2021 and is now part of the Executive Committee.

Montse Rius holds a degree in International Trade from Higher School of International Trade at Pompeu Fabra University. She took a course on “Business Analysis & Valuation” and another on “Global Macroeconomic Challenges” at the London School of Economics. Also, she did a Postgraduate in Corporate Finance at ESADE Business School. In 2009, she took the course “Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions” at the Harvard Business School. Additionally, she was teaching Corporate Finance at ESADE Business School for 6 years.