Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga

Close-up of Arantza Estefanía Larrañaga.

Independent Non-Executive

Ms. Estefanía was appointed Director of Repsol by the General Shareholders Meeting on 31 May 2019 and re-elected by the General Shareholders Meeting on 25 May 2023.

Background: Ms. Estefanía graduated in Law with First Class Honours at the Universidad de Deusto winning the Award for Excellence in Academic Career.

Experience: From its foundation in 2000 until January 2019, she was Managing Partner of the office of Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P. in Bilbao. During these years he has held various positions at the firm's Bilbao office, notably including that of Director of the Practical Area of Procedural, Public, Arbitration and Criminal Law. Furthermore, she has been a member of Uría Menéndez’s Board of Directors, Professional Practice Management Committee and Criminal Risk Prevention Committee.

She has earned recognised standing in the area of Commercial Law. She has been Secretary of the Board of Directors of several companies and entities and is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Bilbao Exhibition Centre S.A. (International Trade Fair of Bilbao). She has been appointed on several occasions as Arbitrator by the Court of Arbitration of the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce to resolve commercial disputes.

Ms. Estefanía has also developed for more than thirty years an extensive practice in the area of compliance and criminal risk prevention, as well as environmental and safety. In recent years, Ms. Estefanía has given multiple lectures with respect to the criminal liability and compliance of legal persons and she has also authored several publications.

She has been recognized on several occasions since 2013, by Best Lawyer in Spain as a leading lawyer in arbitration and mediation practices and as lawyer of the year in the procedural area.

She also has teaching experience as adjunct lecturer of the Civil law Department of the Universidad de Deusto.

Other relevant positions: Since July 27, 2021, she is Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Repsol Industrial Transformation, S.L. (Sole Shareholder Company) and since July 28, 2021, she is also Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Repsol Customer Centric, S.L.

She is also an independent Director of CIE AUTOMOTIVE, S.A. since April 29, 2020 and a Member of its Audit Committee since that same date. In addition, since December 15, 2021, she is Chairwoman of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee, Member of its Sustainability Committee and Lead Director of that company.

On May 8, 2020, she was appointed as an independent Director of Global Dominion Access, S.A., being Chairwoman of its Audit and Compliance Committee until May 12, 2021. Since that date, she is a Member of that Committee and a Member of the Sustainability Committee.

Since May 2019, she is part of the group D of experts of the Economic and Social Council of the Basque Country, an advisory body of the Basque Government and Parliament, assuming since December 2019 the Presidency of the Economic Development Committee of that body.

Board committees to which she belongs: Member of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Sustainability Committee.