Mr Imaz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Corporate Executive Committee in April 2014.
Mr Imaz began his career in the field of research when he was sent to the French Technological Center (CETIM) in Nantes, and with the promotion of industrial (Grupo Mondragón) and business projects linked to the energy sector. He was also a visiting scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States. In addition to his business activity, Mr. Imaz also carried out political responsibilities within the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Basque Government in 1999, and the executive leadership of the EAJ-PNV.
Mr Imaz joined the Repsol Group in 2008 as Chairman of its subsidiary Petronor, a company where he managed the challenges regarding modernisation, sustainability and community relations. In 2012 he joined the Executive Committee as General Director of the Industrial Area and New Energy. He was also Vice Chairman of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. from September 2016 to February 2018.
From November 2011 to September 2014, he was also president of the Spanish Association of Oil Product Operators (AOP).
Mr Imaz holds a Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastián, and received the award of excellence upon completing his degree.