María José Rivero Menendez

Company: WA4STEAM




  • Founding member of Wa4steam (Women Angels for Steam), a business angel organization founded by women to invest and develop startups led by female entrepreneurs. Wa4steam was founded in 2018 and has completed over 20 investments with its first exit in 2021. The organization has over 120 members today.
  • Associate Professor of Financial, Analysis and Management Accounting at CUNEF (School of Financial Studies, Complutense University) from 1988 until the present.
  • Director of the Accounting department at CUNEF from 2010 to 2018.
  • Head of the Entrepreneurship Department in CUNEF (School of Financial Studies) from 2012 to 2017.
  • Author of several accounting books and articles.
  • Member of the Official Register of Auditors of Spain (Accounts Censor by public competition).
  • Executive partner in the company Dimasoft S.L., dedicated to data processing advisory activities on Internet security since 1996 until the present.
  • Member of Board of Directors of Club Siglo XXI.
  • Independent member of a Board of Directors (2006-2013) and president of the Audit Committee of Befesa Medio Ambiente S.A. (Abengoa Group) (2009-2013).
  • Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at Complutense University of Madrid (1989-2011).
  • EducationPHD in Economic and Business Sciences at Complutense University of Madrid in the Field of Accounting, 1988.. Visiting Scholar at UCLA (Los Angeles, California) in years 1986 and 1988. Graduate in 1985 from CUNEF (School of Financial Studies) in Madrid. Main field Accounting.