Mr Fernández Verdes studied construction engineering at the University of Barcelona and has held a variety of positions in the construction industry since 1984.
In 1994, he became General Manager of OCP and in 1997, General Manager of ACS Proyectos, Obras y Construcciones, and then took over as Chairman and CEO in 2000. Following the merger between ACS and Dragados in 2003, Mr Fernández Verdes took office as Chairman and CEO of Dragados S.A.
He served as Chairman and CEO of Construction, Environment and Concessions at ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A. from 2006. Mr Fernández Verdes was appointed to the Executive Committee of the ACS Group in 2000, and to the Board of Directors of ACS Servicios y Concesiones, S.L. (Chairman and CEO) in 2006.
Mr Fernández Verdes has been a member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG in Essen since April 2012. In November 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG and assumed responsibility for the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division. In May 2017, he became a member of the Board of Directors of ACS Group, as CEO. Since May 2018, he has been the President of the Board of Directors of Abertis.