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Executive Managing Director of Technology Development, Resources, and Sustainability

Luis Cabra Dueñas

Luis Cabra Dueñas
  • EMD Technology Development, Resources, and Sustainability
  • Member of the Corporate Executive Committee


Luis Cabra Dueñas is the Executive Managing Director of Technology Development, Resources and Sustainability and is also a member of Repsol’s Corporate Executive Committee. His responsibilities include key areas of the company’s strategy such as IT, digitalization, technology and sustainability. He also coordinates the following areas: engineering, auditing and control, risk, insurance, reserve control, global services, property management, procurement and corporate security.

Between 2012 and July 2018, Cabra served as the Executive Managing Director of Exploration and Production. Under his stewardship, the company made some of the largest discoveries in the world and doubled its production by integrating the assets and teams of Talisman. He also launched a wide-ranging efficiency program that consolidated the company’s status at the forefront of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

He joined Repsol in 1984 as a process engineer at the A Coruña refinery in Spain. Since then, he has held management positions in the Refining, Technology, Engineering, Procurement and Safety and Environment units. In 2010, he moved to Repsol's Upstream division as Executive Director of Development and Production.

Luis Cabra holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Complutense University of Madrid, and has business management studies at the international schools INSEAD and IMD. In addition, he has worked as a head lecturer and associate lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

He has also represented Repsol in various international associations, serving as Chairman of the Fuel Committee of the European Petroleum Industry Association, Chairman of the European Biofuels Technology Platform and member of the European Research Advisory Board.