Academic Achievements Energy Engineer graduated by the Universidad Politecnica in Madrid, Spain. He completed graduate studies at the French Petroleum Institute (Paris, France) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). In 1996-1997 he took an executive MBA at the IESE School, in Spain. Professional experience In 1991, he started working for the Spanish oil company Cepsa, in the trading department where he held positions at the risk desk and the products trading desk. In 1997 he became products manager, responsible for all international trading of refined products in Cepsa. In 1999 he was moved to the upstream division in Cepsa to the Ourhoud project being developed with Sonatrach in the Berkine Basin in Algeria. In 2002 he became Cepsa Asset Manager for Ourhoud. He was named General Manager at MEDGAZ S.A. at the date of Firm Investment Decision in December 2006. MEDGAZ is an independent gas pipeline operator operating the deepwater pipeline between Algeria and Spain (www.medgaz.com). By 2012, once MEDGAZ was in stable operation, he returned to Cepsa as Corporate Strategy Director. In 2014 he was named COO at Cepsa (www.cepsa.com).