Maria Sicilia

Director of Strategy

Maria Sicilia is the Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Executive Management Board of ENAGAS, the owner and transmission system operator (TSO) of the Spanish gas network and a leading global gas infrastructure company, listed in the IBEX 35. Thus, she is responsible for the strategic planning of the company and market analysis. Previously, she has developed an extensive experience in the energy sector in top-level organizations, both in the public and private sectors: She was Deputy Director-General for Energy Planning at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of the Government of Spain, and a Director of the Board of the Spanish agency for renewable energy and energy efficiency (IDAE). Prior to that she was the Head of the Prospective Department at Iberdrola Renovables and member of the governing body of the main renewable industry associations (GWEC, WindEurope, REN-21 and Spanish Wind Energy Association). She has also developed an important part of her professional career in the international arena, specifically at the OECD where she was the Leading Expert for Electricity Markets of the IEA and at the UK Ofgem, where she worked as Regulatory Economist. Previous positions as a Spanish senior civil servant include adviser to the Secretary of State for Energy at the Ministry of Economy and Energy Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union in Brussels. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Spanish Energy Club and of leading international advisory councils of the energy industry such as the IEA Energy Business Council and the IEF Industry Advisory Board. Maria is economist and lawyer by training, holds an MPA in Economic Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an executive certificate in Global Strategic Management from the Harvard Business School.