Justo Sierra Rey. President of Asime
Justo Sierra Rey has a degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade Management and Management from the University of Santiago de Compostela and an Executive MBA from the Afforestation Business School (IESIDE).
He is currently Chief Executive Officer and President of URO, Vehículos Especiales, S.A. (UROVESA), where he has previously held the positions of Marketing Director and Commercial Director.
Since July 2018 he is President of ASIME.
Francisco Conde López. Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry of the Xunta de Galicia
Doctor in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. His professional career took place between 1995 and 2009 at the CEU San Pablo University, where Robert Schuman, vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and director of Institutional Relations, served as professor and director of the European Studies Classroom, a department from which He was also Vice Chancellor. Before being appointed conselleiro, he was an advisor to the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, between 2009 and 2012.
Rafael Outeiral. Vicepresident of Asime
Rafael has been linked to Nodosa for 35 years. He is responsible for Institutional Relations and Human Resources of this naval business group that has become a reference in Spain in the construction and repair of ships. He combines his positions with his business representation as vice-president of Asime.
Rebaca Acebrón. CEO at Acebrón Group
Rebeca Acebrón holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies, specialising in Financial Economics. She subsequently completed a postgraduate degree in Family Business Management and an MBA from IE Business Administration.
Since 2017 she has been the CEO of Acebron Group, a company where she has worked for more than 14 years as Commercial and Financial Director, and in January 2020 she was appointed Vice President of Asime.
Ángel Mato. Mayor of Ferrol
With a degree in Chemical Engineering and specialising in Environmental Management, Mato has worked in private sector companies such as Abengoa and has also been Councillor Delegate for Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructures of Ferrol City Council.
Rocío Pazos Toba. Territory Manager Galicia, Banco Santander
Rocío Pazos Toba holds a degree in Economics from the University of A Coruña. For the last 6 years she has been working at Banco Santander, performing different functions within it. Area Manager, Commercial Manager and Territorial Manager.
Nacho Rodríguez. Sales Manager at Windar Renovables
Nacho holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oviedo and is a specialist in integrated systems management.
His professional career began as a Process Engineer at Windar Renovables, he also worked as Project Manager at Siemens Wind Power and Vestas, and later returned to Windar Rnovables where he has performed different functions for more than 5 years.
Nacho Rodríguez. Oil & Gas & Diversification Program Manager, Navantia
Antonio Sánchez Pérez is a computer engineer from the University of Valladolid. He was Director of the following programmes at Navantia:
Del Hywind Scotland (floating wind) for Statoil (2016-2017), Platform Support Vessel (BAP) for PEMEX (2014-2015). He is currently responsible for offshore wind projects (Navantia Commercial Dept.).
He was Electricity Manager in Astano and IZAR in the following projects: Foinaven (BP) // Discoverer Entreprise // Discoverer Spirit // Discoverer Deep Seas (Transocen)// Farwha (Total) (1996-2004).
From 2005 he was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Ferrol shipyard in the following projects: Juan Carlos I Ship (Spanish Navy) // ALHD Ships (Australian Navy) // F105 Frigate (Spanish Navy) (2005-2013).
Manuel Fernández. Project Director BU-Iberia South Europe, Ocean Winds
Manager with extensive experience in the energy (renewables, electricity, gas) and professional services sectors. 14 years of international experience. Responsible for the start-up of several companies and projects. Currently contributing to the development of floating offshore wind.
Since 2002 working in the renewable energy sector at EDP Renewables. Previously worked for Unión Fenosa, where he was one of the participants in its internationalisation and diversification, and before that for Arthur Andersen
Juventino J. Trigo. Mayor of Fene
He was an apprentice in Astano. He runs a consultancy in Perlío. In the 2011 municipal elections he led the BNG candidacy for mayor of Fene and was elected councillor. In the 2015 municipal elections he again led the BNG candidacy and was elected mayor with the support of the PSdeG-PSOE. On 6 April 2018, a motion of censure proposed by the PP was successful, which led to Gumersindo Galego Feal regaining office.
In the municipal elections of 2019 his candidacy obtained the same number of councillors as the PP, although the mayoralty remained in the hands of Gumersindo Galego, until, by a motion of censure supported by the BNG, the PSdeG-PSOE and EU on 7 February 2020, he was re-elected mayor of Fene.
Giles Dickson. CEO at WindEurope
Giles Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope (formerly EWEA). Prior to joining WindEurope, Mr Dickson was Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom. He was also a civil servant in the UK Government for over 15 years.
He studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, a non-profit management training centre.
Ignacio Gutiérrez Santalo. Head of Origination in Global Renewable Business Development Iberdrola
Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra in San Sebastian (Guipuzcoa). He also completed an EXMBA at the Instituto de Empresas (IE).
He started his career in various sectors of automotive, aeronautics and oil & gas until he moved to Iberdrola about 15 years ago, having been mainly involved in the control of large industrial projects around the world.
He is currently responsible for origination in Global Renewables Development and leads the Floating Offshore development team in Spain.
María Moreno. Deputy General Manager, Greenalia Power
Graduate in Mining Engineering in the field of Energy and Environment, final degree award. With more than 4 years of experience in the renewable energy and mining sector, she took a Master’s course in Renewable Energy Project Management during her stay in Chile, before joining Greenalia Power as assistant director, where she is responsible for the administrative processing of projects and coordination with the engineering companies responsible for them.
Roberto Bouzas. General Manager Nervion Naval Offshore, Amper Group
Roberto has been with Nervion Industries for more than 16 years in different positions; Project Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager.
He has experience in the management of large work groups, budget development, work planning, coordination of construction strategies, project monitoring and control, quality, prevention and environmental management.
Sergio de Frutos. Managing Director of Ferri Systems
Sergio holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Bilbao.
He began his professional career at LaNaval, where he worked for more than 15 years in different positions. He is currently the General Manager of Ferri Systems, where he has been for more than 2 and a half years. Before becoming General Manager, he held the position of Operations Manager for 5 years.
Javier Domínguez. Director of Industry and Energy, Government Delegation in Galicia
Javier Domínguez is a Mining Engineer specialising in Energy, Master in Management and Business Administration (MBA Executive) from the European Business School and has been a member of the State Corps of Mining Engineers since 2018.
His professional career began in the private sector where he has more than 10 years of experience in positions of responsibility in different organisations in the energy and automotive sectors. In 2018 he joined the public sector where he has held the position of Programme Manager in the Subdirectorate General of Circular Economy of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, and currently holds the Directorate of Industry and Energy of the Government Delegation in Galicia.
Paula Uría. General Director for Energy Planning of Natural Resources, Xunta de Galicia
She was born in 1975 in Ferrol (A Coruña). Industrial engineer specialising in energy from the Polytechnic School of Ferrol and Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy Management from the University of Cadiz, she is a civil servant in the senior faculty of the Xunta de Galicia, subgroup A1, in the scale of industrial engineers.
Her professional career is linked to the Autonomous Administration, where she has held various positions both in the Galician Energy Institute (Inega) and in the former Directorate General of Energy and Mines, where she was, since 2015, Deputy Director General of Energy.
Javier Calviño. Head of Technical Services and Planning Department, Port of Ferrol
Javier Calviño holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de A Coruña.
His work experience began as a full-time lecturer at the University of A Coruña. Subsequently, he has held different positions in the Port Authorities of A Coruña and Vilgarcía de Arousa.
He is currently the head of the Operations Department at the Port Authority of Ferrol, where he has been working for 6 years and 5 months.
Irene Souto. Head of Port and Commercial Development Department, Port of A Coruña
Irene is a Civil Engineer and Law Graduate, specialist in maritime administration and port management with 15 years of experience in different areas and fields of activity.
Awarded the Modesto Vigueras Award 2015 and recognised as a “Galician reference” by the Galician Executive Association and “Top 100 Women Leaders”.
Currently she has been operating for more than 14 years in different positions in the Port Authority of A Coruña; Director of the Dry Bulk Business Unit, Head of the Port Development Division (Port Planning and Strategy) and Director of Port and Commercial Development.
Antonio López Nicolás . Deputy Head of Unit, DG ENER, European Commission
Antonio López-Nicolas is currently Deputy Head of the Renewable Energy Policy and Energy Systems Integration Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (ENER).
In this position, he has prepared the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive within the Commission’s Fit-for-55 package. In addition, López-Nicolás has contributed to the European Green Deal by preparing the energy and hydrogen system integration strategies that were adopted in July 2020.
Prior to his time at the Commission, Lopez-Nicolas worked as head of the market unit of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). In this position, he oversaw the development of the European grid code, market design and transparency issues.
Tomás Romagosa. Technical Director, Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE)
Tomás is Technical Director at the Spanish Wind Energy Association. He manages and coordinates strategic projects for public administration and also manages teams in engineering environments.
He has previous experience in Port Infrastructures and Maritime Transport. Green Port Design and Onshore Power Supply (Cold Ironing).
His activity as Technical Director is also combined with being a collaborating professor in the Master of Wind Energy at the UNED and professor of Wind Energy in the Master of Renewable Energies at the EIG Business School.