Mr. West was appointed director at Repsol by resolution of the Board of Directors on January 28, 2015. His appointment was ratified, and he was reelected at the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2015, and on May 31, 2019.
Background: Graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Jurist Doctor from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia.
Experience: Mr. West is a renowned international expert in energy markets, especially areas related to oil & gas. In 1984 he founded PFC Energy, a company over which he presided until 2013.
Before founding PFC Energy, he held positions of responsibility in government with different administrations. During the Reagan administration, as an assistant secretary of the Interior, he developed and implemented the five-year leasing plan for the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the largest non-financial auction in the world at that time.
He served in the Ford administration as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for International Economic Affairs, for which 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.
He is currently the managing director of The Center for Energy Impact of the Boston Consulting Group and is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and chairman emeritus of the United States Institute of Peace. He is also chairman of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and is on the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Board committees: Member of the Delegate Committee.