Emiliano López Achurra
Mr. López Achurra was appointed director of Repsol by co-option in accordance with a resolution of the Board meeting held on November 24, 2021, and ratified and appointed at the Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2022.
Education: Mr. Lopez Achurra holds an LLB from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a master's degree in international studies from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Experience: In 2003, he was appointed director of Gas Natural Fenosa, and in 2011, became chairman of IBIL, a company backed by the Basque government and Repsol to provide charging stations for electric vehicles in Spain. He was previously director of Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Gipuzkoa — Kutxa —, BBK Bank/Caja Sur, and Sareb. He was also a founding partner of the law firm IBK & LBR, specializing in Community law, infrastructure, energy, and the environment, as well as the consultancy firms CFI (Consultores de Financiación Internacional), DPA (Desarrollo y Protección Ambiental) and EF International Strategy. He also held the position of chairman of the Tecnalia Corporation from 2016 until 2020.
Between May 2016 and April 2019, Mr López Achurra was executive chairman of Petronor, where he promoted numerous projects related to energy transition and renewable hydrogen production. Mr López Achurra is currently non-executive chairman of the company.
Other notable positions: Mr López Achurra is also a board member of the Basque Institute of Competitiveness, where he has presided over the Energy Chair and has been closely linked to the development of the Iberian Gas Hub.
In his academic capacity as professor, he has given numerous conferences and seminars at the Universities of the Basque Country, Deusto, Vigo, and Santiago de Compostela, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, IESE, the Universities of Bordeaux and Pau, and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), as well as the Basque Institute of Public Administration.
He is currently member of the Advisory Board for Science, Technology, and Innovation in Spain, the Group of Experts defining the RIS3 Galicia strategy, and the Executive Committee of the Basque Innovation Agency. Mr. López Achurra is also a trustee of the Real Instituto Elcano and the Novia Salcedo Foundation.
Board committees: Member of the Nomination Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Sustainability Committee.