Etienne Sanz de Acedo joined INTA on July 1, 2013. As CEO, Mr. Sanz de Acedo works with the Board of Directors and Officers to recommend, formulate and implement policies and programs for the Association; is responsible for the administrative operation of the Association’s offices and the supervision of all staff; and is responsible for the development and administration of the annual budget.
Before joining INTA, Mr. Sanz de Acedo was Head of Communications and Member of the President’s Cabinet at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s intellectual property agency, where he was responsible for strategic communications and the Office's corporate image and identity. Before joining OHIM, Mr. Sanz de Acedo practiced as an attorney in Spain and taught law at the University of Alicante, Spain.
Mr. Sanz de Acedo holds a law degree from the University of Alicante, an LLM in European Community Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, an executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid.
A Spanish and French national, Mr. Sanz de Acedo speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.