Antonio Portela Esteve

Antonio Portela

  • Director of the Intermediate Products Business Unit at the Chemicals Executive Division
  • Member of the Steering Committee at the Chemicals Executive Division


Antonio Portela is an Industrial Engineer having studied at the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and École Centrale in Paris. He also studied the Program for Management Development (PMD) at IESE Business School in Navarra (Spain).

He joined the International Division of Repsol in 1992 and moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 to work in the Business Development and Commercial Area at Carless Refining-Repsol UK. He subsequently held several different positions in the Payment Methods and Loyalty Division which he then went on to manage in 2008.

He was also Director of Development and the Franchise Network of the Service Station Business Unit and the Lubricants, Asphalts and Specialized Products Business Unit.

He was named Director of the Intermediate Products Business Unit for the Chemicals Executive Division in 2016. He oversees the marketing of propylene oxide derivatives (polyols and glycols) and styrene derivatives from Repsol's petrochemical complexes as well as the proprietary technology licenses for products from the business unit.

He was on the board of SIGAUS in 2016 and 2017, Spain's integrated management system for waste oils.