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About Us

Inprotect is an international company dedicated to the development of new technology. It has several research centers in Spain and a strategic alliance with the Complutense University and the Applied Electromagnetism Institute (IMA).

Inprotect is a well capitalized Company with very strong financial support from some key reference investors that have allowed us to do independent research for many years.

Inprotect has participated in the development and research of new technologies over the past 25 years in such diverse fields as:

  • Electronic security anti-theft.
  • Traceability and information intelligence.

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Board of Management

Our staff have plenty of experience operating at a global level with customers all over the world, working with well-known clients; brands such as Pepe Jeans London, Tommy Hilfiger, Ria Financial, Pikolinos, etc., helping their business know what is happening at their stores based in LATAM, USA, EU.


Pedro Ballvé Lantero


Mr. Pedro Ballvé Lantero

Mr. Ballvé is chairman of InProtect management board. He is also shareholder and member of the management board of Campofrío Food Group S.A.U and president and sole shareholder of Carbal S.L.U., a private investment company for multiple sectors. Previously, Mr. Ballvé was the chief executive of Campofrío for 30 years, chairman of the management board of Grupo Telepizza, S.A. for 16 years; member of the management board of Instituto Sectorial de Promoción y Gestión de Empresas; member of the International Advisory Board of Grupo Blackstone; member of the advisory board of the British investment group Permira Funds; member of advisory board of the Dutch bank ING Direct; member of the Spanish- Russian bilateral committee and financial advisor for the Russian Government; member of the management board of Banco Santander Central Hispano S.A.; member of the management board of Grupo Telefónica, S.A.; member of the management board of Grupo Puig and member of the management board of Grupo González Byass. He graduated in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid.


Mr. David Hernández Avilés

Board Member

Mr. David Hernández Avilés

Board Member of Inprotect.

Former General Manager of Sensormatic for Spain and Portugal with more than 20 years of international experience as CEO of some of the largest insurance and security groups in the world such as ERV (Munich-Re/ERGO- Germany), Sensormatic (Johnson Controls- USA) and Metropolitan Life (USA). He studied Business Administration in Rockmont University (USA)


Mr. José Álvarez

Senior Vice-President

Mr. José Álvarez

Senior Vice-President of Inprotect.

Mr. Álvarez will coordinate and lead the project. Mr. Alvarez Abad has solid industry business experience of more than 15 years in senior roles, including sales management within big market player’s industrial high-tech multinationals.


Ms. Pilar Marín

Head Scientific Adviser

Ms. Pilar Marín

Ms. Marín is Head Scientific Adviser of Inprotect.

Ms. Marín is Doctor in Physics by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Currently, she is Director of the Institute of Applied Magnetism of this university and Professor of the Area of Condensed Matter since 2011. Ms. Marín is the author of 105 scientific publications, of 10 patents and director of 3 doctoral theses. Her publications have 1114 citations with an index h = 20. She has participated in 40 competitive research projects of national and international calls as Principal Investigator of European projects, INNPACTO, AVANZA, of the Community of Madrid, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and NATO. She has participated as a principal researcher in numerous projects with companies. II Talgo Prize for Technological Innovation (2001) and Prize I Ideas Competition “Spin-off” of the Community of Madrid (June 2003). I Award for Technology and Knowledge Transfer. Technical director of the start-up and creation of the technology-based company Micromag 2000, S.L.

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Mr. David Hernández Avilés

Sales and Marketing Vice-President

Mr. Bonifacio Lozano Garcia

Mr. Bonifacio is Commercial Coordinator of Inprotect. Mr. Lozano is a senior expert in technology and solutions applied to retail security. With over two decades in senior roles both in management and sales within key industry players including Gateway Loss Prevention, MKL, Tyco group (Sensormatic EC) and AMD, he has leaded projects with clients such as Carrefour, Alcampo, El Corte Inglés, Eroski, Miquel Alimentación and many more. Mr. Lozano is Professor at the Spanish National University of Distance Education in the Security in electronic systems field at the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

Mr. David Hernández Avilés

Sales and Marketing Vice-President

Mr. Alberto Novales

Mr. Alberto Novales is Financial Coordinator.Mr. Novales is financial director with more than 25 years of experience in equity companies (family business), experienced in the analysis and negotiation of investment operations both, in listed companies and private companies, mainly in the food, real estate, automotive components, digital media and fintech sectors. Mr. Novales has proven experience in the management of companies in the abovementioned sectors, in tax planning and in banking negotiation. Specifically, he is Chief financial officer of Grupo Carbal S.L.U. since 2012 and member of the management board in the Grupo Carbal part-owned companies. Previously, Mr. Novales was chief financial officer of Grupo Uniball S.L.U and KPMG auditor.