José Antonio Lago Alba holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Oviedo (1983), a Master’s in Business Management and Marketing from the Business Institute (Instituto de Empresa; IE) in Madrid (1996) and has completed the General Management Programme (Programa de Dirección General; SMP) of the Business Institute (Instituto de Empresa; IE) of Madrid (2009).
From January 1993 to the present, he has been linked to the management team of the Port Authority of Gijón and its affiliated companies, in charge of the aforementioned General Management from 2012 to 2015, and the General Management of the EBHISA Solid Bulk Terminal since 2006 to 2011.
Having also had, as well, among others, the positions of Commercial and Business Development Director, Director of Innovation, Director of its Subsidiaries, and head of the Logistics and Industrial Activities Zone (Zona de Actividades Logísticas e Industriales; ZALIA)
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the firms: EBHISA, ZALIA, LONJA GIJON S.A, and OLIGSA.
From 1985 to 1992 he was a Professor of Applied Economics and International Trade at the University of Oviedo. He is currently a teaching collaborator in the Master of Transport and Logistics Management at the University of Oviedo. (www.mtgl.es) and the Master in Port Management, Planning and Intermodality organised by the Universities of A Coruña, Cádiz, Polytechnic of Madrid, and Oviedo, with the collaboration of Puertos del Estado. (www.mg2pi.com)
Furthermore, he has taken part as a speaker in conferences and congresses on ports, maritime transport, and logistics.