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James Costos, Director

James Costos served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Principality of Andorra from August 2013 to January 2017. Mr. Costos currently serves as president of Secuoya Studios, the TV and film content production arm of Secuoya Group. Previously, Mr. Costos was Vice President at Home Box Office (“HBO”) from 2007 to 2013. He has also served as an executive at Revolution Studios and held senior leadership roles for more than a decade at Tod’s S.p.A. and Hermès of Paris. Mr. Costos serves as an advisor to FC Barcelona, is an advisor and senior managing director at Dentons, in their Global Venture Technology group, and sits on the Board of Directors of Grifols S.A. He is a passionate supporter of several cultural and humanitarian organizations, including the Reina Sofia Museum and is on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy and political lobbying organization in the United States. Mr. Costos earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.