Ramón Betolaza has 21 years investment experience in distressed, special situations and rescue and stabilization of companies. Ramon was a partner from inception of MatlinPatterson in New York, created in 2002 through the spin-off of the Credit Suisse Distressed Securities Group. Ramon was the Head of Europe form 2006 and a member of the Investment Committee until his retirement from the firm in 2009. Prior, Ramon was director at Credit Suisse in the Distressed Securities Group, which he joined in 1997 in London. Ramon started his investing career in distressed and special situations at Banco Santander in London in 1996.