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Rafael Villaseca Marco

  • President

    Born in Barcelona, in 1951. Has a degree in Industrial Engineering, specialising in Industrial Organisation, from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and an MBA from the IESE business school, University of Navarre. He was the Chief Executive of Naturgy from January 2005 to February 2018. He was previously a Director at Enegás, General Managing Director at Grup Panrico, Chairman of Túneles y Accesos de Barcelona, S.A. (TABASA), Chairman of Túnel del Cadí, S.A.C., Chairman of Gestión de Infraestructuras, S.A., Chairman of Grupo INISEL (now Grupo INDRA), CEO of Nueva Montaña Quijano, S.A., Executive Director of Gas Natural, Executive Director of Amper, S.A., and CEO of Unión Fenosa. He has also been Chairman of the Ex Alumni Association of the IESE business school.

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Jordi Garcia Tabernero

  • Vicepresident

    Born in Barcelona, in 1964. He has a degree in Information Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and took the Senior Management Programme (PADE) at the IESE. He also completed the IESE-Universidad de Navarra Business Communication Programme in Madrid, and a Master’s in Public Administration Management Development at ESADE. He has held several positions in the field of communications in regional and municipal public administrations, as well as at different media outlets. He joined the company in 2004 and since then he has been director of Communication and Institutional Relations. Since April 2017, he has been Deputy Chairman of the Naturgy Foundation. In May 2009 he was appointed Managing Director of Communication and Institutional Relations. He is also President of the Communication Committee of the Spanish Association of Gas Industries (Sedigas). He has been Chairman of the association Dircom in Catalonia since its creation in October 2007, until March 2016, and Honorary Chairman of the association since December 2017.

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Rosa María Sanz García

  • Patroness

    He was born in Plasencia, Cáceres, in 1969. He has an Industrial Engineering Degree (specialising in electricity) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Electricity Sector Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid. He has completed a Senior Executive Programme at the ESADE Business School and the Naturgy Managerial Development Programme. His professional career began in the Operations Planning Department at Red Eléctrica de España. He joined the multinational power company in 1999 from Compañía Operadora del Mercado Español de la Electricidad (the Spanish Electricity Market Operating Company). He previously held the post of Director of Global Accounts in the Wholesale Business Division, as well as a number of other positions related to the energy markets over the last 16 years. He took up his post as Managing Director of People and Resources on 1 April.

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Antoni Peris Mingot

  • Patron

    He was born in Barcelona, in 1956. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona and took the IESE Senior Management Programme (PADE). He joined the group in 1984, where he served in a number of management roles in different areas of Catalana de Gas, until 1992 when he transferred to Argentina to become Technical Director of Gas Natural BAN, where he subsequently became Managing Director. He was later appointed country manager for the group’s companies in Colombia and Argentina and in 2005 he returned to Spain to take up the post of Managing Director of Transport and Distribution in Spain. From November 2006 he was Managing Director of Regulated Business at Naturgy. In February 2007 he was named Chairman of the Spanish Gas Association, Sedigas.

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Manuel Fernández Álvarez

  • Patron

    Ingeniero de Minas por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas por el Instituto de Empresa de Madrid. Trabajó en Red Eléctrica de España y en el Ministerio de Industria y Energía. Posteriormente, fue Director Comercial en ENAGAS y después se incorporó a Naturgy, entonces Gas Natural, donde en mayo de 2005 fue nombrado Director General de Negocios Mayoristas del Grupo. Desde junio de 2018 es Chief Operating Officer de Gas & Power. Asimismo, es presidente de Vayu Ltd. de Irlanda, consejero de EcoEléctrica de Puerto Rico, consejero del Operador del Mercado Ibérico de Energía-Polo Español (OMIE) y Polo Portugués (OMIP) y consejero del Operador del Mercado Ibérico de Gas (MIBGAS). Ha sido consultor de la Unión Europea para la reestructuración de los sectores energéticos de los países del este de Europa y profesor de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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Jon Ganuza

  • Patron

    He was born in 1973 in Zaragoza. He is an industrial engineer, specialized in electricity, and holds a degree in physical sciences from the University of Zaragoza and an executive MBA from IESE. His professional career began at BSH Hausgeräte, continuing at AT Kearney and Deloitte. He joined the energy multinational in 2008 in the Strategy and Development Department where he held different positions. In July 2018 he was appointed in charge of controlling Naturgy.

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Manuel García Cobaleda

  • Secretary

    Born in Salamanca in 1968. He has a Law Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, and was awarded the Extraordinary Degree Award for the year 1990/1991 and the Best in Year award at the Complutense University in the social sciences faculty in 1992. García Cobaleda has been a State Lawyer since 1994 and took the IESE Management Development Programme in 2001. He was head of State Legal Services in Zamora, León and Madrid between 1994 and 1998. From 1998 to 1999 he acted as adviser to the Minister of the Environment. In 1999 he joined the group as head of Legal Services for Marketing and in July 2005, he was appointed head of Legal Services of the Group. Since 2010 he has also been Secretary of the Board of Directors of Naturgy Energy Group S.A.

María Eugenia Coronado

  • Managing Director

    Degree in Public Accounting from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She joined Naturgy in 2001 as Director of Economic and Financial Affairs of various businesses in Latin America. She then took on the role of Financial Director in Italy, and returned to Latin America in 2007 as Management Director and then Director of Regulated Revenue Latin America and Data Officer Latin America.