Claudio Boada has joined Blackstone's global Private Equity and Real Estate teams as a Senior Advisor. Based in Madrid, Mr. Boada focuses principally on developing business initiatives and advising Blackstone on originating transactions in the Iberian region. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Boada was a Managing Director and member of the European Investment Banking Committee at Lehman Brothers, responsible for the Spanish and Portuguese business. He later became a Non-Executive Chairman of Lehman Brothers in the Iberian Region, originating investments in Investment Banking, Private Banking and Private Equity. Claudio also served as Chairman of Circulo de Empresarios for eight years and is currently chairman of Abantia TICSA, Atlas Capital, and Holcim Espana. He is a member of the European Advisory Board of HSBC and Senior Advisor to HSBC in Spain and Portugal.