Industrial Engineer for the ETSII (School of Industrial Engineering) in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
From 1987 to July 1995 he worked in areas related with system operation in Red Eléctrica de España (the Spanish TSO).
He subsequently held various positions at the first electricity regulator in Spain (CSEN).
From January to April 1998 he was member of the management team in charge of launching and setting up the Market Operator Company, as Operations Manager.
In April 1998 he returned to the electricity regulator as Market and Operation Director. After the functions of the former CNSE were integrated into the new Energy Commission (CNE), in January 2000 he was appointed Director of Electricity.
In February 2001 he joined the consultancy firm NERA (National Economic Research Associates), were he held the position of Associate Manager for the Energy Area.
In September 2001 he joined IBERDROLA Group as Regulation Director. Since December 2014 he is Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change in the Chairman’s Area.
He is Chairman of the Energy Commission of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
He is one of the founders, a decade ago, of the Energy Without Borders Foundation, an NGO specialised in developing energy and water projects in non-developed countries.
He is also member of the UNECE (United Nations) Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Business Advisory Board.
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