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The Essential List

The Essential List: María Rosa Núñez

Saatchi & Saatchi Spain’s CEO has a comprehensive suite of Apple tech and grew up on a healthy diet of fantasy novels

The Essential List: María Rosa Núñez

A Barcelonina born and bred, María Rosa Núñez is quite content not to leave the city she lives and works in. A walk on the beach in the Catalan capital is enough to soothe her soul. But if you were to give the Saatchi & Saatchi Spain chief executive officer the chance to fly anywhere, she’d probably pick an Asian destination. 

Not only is María loyal to her home city. She’s also dedicated to her agency, having put in 17 years of service at Saatchi’s - the vast majority of her advertising career - and, naturally, to her husband and daughter, who she lists as her ‘bonus travel essential’.

Find out more about María’s tastes and opinions in her Essential List.


Lifestyle

o Place of birth: Barcelona
o Hometown: Barcelona
o Staycation: A night walk on the beach of Barcelona


o Vacation: Asia
o Place of work: Saatchi office, sitting with the team at the same table
o Place of workout: My sofa
o Side project: Family 
o Mode of transport: Public transport and taxi
o Bonus travel essential: Husband and daughter


Culture

o Artist: Luis Tosar
o Musician: Antonio Flores
o Film director: Alejandro Amenábar
o Photographer: Eugenio Recuenco
o Film: Fried Green Tomatoes 
o Series: The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Modern Family (fresh and fun please)
o Commercial: RuaVieja


o Music video: Thriller
o Board game: I love every one! Risk, Pictionary, Cluedo, Trivial, Parcheesi…
o Book: Momo, The Neverending Story (Michael Ende defined my youth 😉)


o Graphic novel: I prefer a historical novel 
o Newspaper (off or online): I read the headlines of almost all online news sources to have the most complete information
o Bonus culture essential: Cinema or theatre, whenever I can


Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Toast and café con leche
o Restaurant: La Balsa
o Cheap bite: Bread
o Working lunch: Salad
o Favourite dish: Sauteed vegetables
o Snack: Yoghurt and nuts
o Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate
o Booze: Red wine
o Not booze: Soda water


Kit

o Phone: iPhone
o Computer: MacBook
o TV: My MacBook
o Headphones: AirPods
o Camera: My iPhone
o Soundsystem: Surround
o Pen / pencil: Ballpoint pen, fine tip, in various colours
o Where you document an idea: Voice note on my iPhone
o Casual clothing: Blue jeans and T-shirt
o Smart clothing: Dress or pants and shirt
o Footwear: Variety and comfortable
o Watch: My iPhone (again)
o Favourite social media feed: Twitter
o Work program: Microsoft
o Digital work tool: Email
o Analogue work tool: Post-it
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: Hot shower and moisturiser
o Bonus kit essential: Kindness, respect and responsibility (analogue or digital 😉)
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