Aurelio Martínez (Zaragoza, 1947). Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Valencia since 1981. In 1989, Aurelio Martínez was appointed as the Valencian Regional Government’s Director-General of the Economy and Financial Policy, and two years later, as the Director of the Economy Department for the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office.
In 1995, he was appointed as the Valencian Regional Minister for the Economy and Finance, and Chairman of the Valencian Institute of Finance. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Councillor for the Socialist Group on the Valencia City Council.
From 2000 to 2004, he was the Director of the International Economic Environment Observatory (OCEI), and from 2004 to 2009, he was the Chairman of the Spanish Official Credit Institute (ICO). In July 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of Navantia and in 2011, as the Chairman of Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE), the Spanish State Lottery Company.
In 2013, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Valencia Football Club Foundation, a position he left in 2014 when the club was sold. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Port Authority of Valencia on 14th August 2015.