René is the oldest and (he says) the wisest member of the crew. He loves family reunions around a “well supplied table” and is a fan of Real Madrid Football Club. He loves to read, swim and travel and can often be found walking around Madrid -or at any place- looking for cooking ingredients in food markets and tasting the finest Spanish cuisine. He is an active member of several charities such as: the Spanish Blood & Organ Donors, Red Cross International, Unicef and the IMO (Oncology Institute of Madrid). René also loves driving his car throughout Spain (including the Canary Islands) and neighbouring countries, to get acquainted with different people and their history.