Mr. West was appointed Independent Director of Repsol following a Board resolution dated January 28, 2015 and subsequently ratified and re-elected at the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2015 and May 31, 2019.
Education: Mr. West holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia.
Experience: Mr. West is an internationally-recognized expert in the energy market, particularly in all areas related to oil and gas. In 1984, he founded PFC Energy, a company of which he was also chairman until 2013. Before founding PFC Energy, he held senior executive positions in the government, in several administrations. As Deputy Secretary of the Interior for the Regan administration, he developed and implemented the five-year leasing plan of the external United States continental platform, organizing the largest non-financial auction in the world to do so.
He previously performed senior positions in the government, in several administrations. Therefore, under the government of Ronald Reagan, as Secretary of the Interior, he developed and implemented the five-year leasing plan of the external United States continental platform, organizing the largest non-financial auction in the world for that purpose.
During the presidency of Gerald Ford, he worked for the White House and as Deputy Secretary of Defense for International Economic Affairs, and he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service
Other notable positions: He currently leads the Center for Energy Impact of The Boston Consulting Group and is also a member of the National Oil Council, the External Relations Council, Chairman of the German Marshall Fund of the US and Emeritus President of the United States Institute of Peace.
Board committees: Member of the Delegate Committee.