By virtue of these changes within the governing bodies of the Basque R&D alliance, Iñaki Otaño (IK4-LORTEK) will also be joining as the new vice-chairman. José Miguel Erdozain remains as CEO.
The new chairman of IK4 began his professional career at IK4-IKERLAN, where he worked for 15 years, some of which as a member of its Governing Board. He then joined the co-operative Goizper as its Head of Product Development where he set up Olaker, its R&D unit. Four years later he continued his professional career at Orona, where he developed its Technological Innovation area with the setting up of its R&D Unit Orona eic. Right now he is head of Corporate Management, Promotion and Marketing at Orona in addition to being the Chairman of IK4-IKERLAN.
Iñaki Otaño has pursued his professional career in Arrasate-Mondragon as the Vice-President of the business group and drove forward its internationalisation. He is currently the Chairman of IK4-LORTEK.