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Mollerussa (Lleida),1948. Antonio Brufau has a degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s from IESE. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he reached the position of Audit Managing Partner. In 1988 he joined “la Caixa” as Deputy Managing Director. From 1999 to 2004 he held the post of Managing Director of the “la Caixa” Group and was Chairman of the Gas Natural Group between 1997 and 2004.
Throughout his long business career, Antonio Brufau has served on various Boards of Directors, including Enagás, Abertis, Aguas de Barcelona, Colonial, Suez, and Caixa Holding, as well as CaixaBank France and CaixaBank Andorra. Up until December 2005 he was the only Spanish member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In July 2002 he was appointed President of the Cercle d’Economia de Barcelona, a post that he held until July 2005.
He is currently Vice President of Gas Natural SDG, S. A., Fundación Repsol and the Club Español de la Energía. Mr Brufau was appointed Director of Repsol YPF, S.A. by agreement of the Board of Directors on 23 July 1996, which was subsequently ratified by the General Shareholders’ Meeting on 6 June 1997, and he was reelected by the General Shareholders’ Meeting on 24 March 1999, 4 April 2003 and 9 May 2007.
Madrid, 1951. Holds a degree in Law from the Complutense University and is a state lawyer (on professional leave). He is a lawyer specialising in Commercial and Administrative Law. He was Legal Affairs Director at Campsa until the end of the oil monopoly and has also worked independently, primarily in the energy sector. He is currently a Director of Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos, S .A. (CLH), YPF, S. A. and Repsol – Gas Natural LNG, S.L., and a member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Repsol.
Mr Suárez de Lezo was appointed a Director of Repsol YPF, S. A. by agreement of the Board of Directors on 2 February 2005, a decision that was subsequently ratified and he was appointed by the General Shareholders’ Meeting on 31 May 2005 and re-elected by the General Shareholders’ Meeting on 14 May 2009.
Industrial Engineering degree from the Technical University of Madrid (1972-1977).
In 1983 he was admitted via public examination to the State Administration in the Corps of Industrial Engineers for the Ministry of Industry and Energy.
After working as Deputy Director General for Oil, Gas and Water in the Executive and Group Managing Divisions for Energy of the Ministry of Industry and Energy between 1987 and 1990, he began working for Repsol.
In Repsol he is responsible for various roles in the Planning, Control and Strategy Divisions as well as in the Commercial Managing Division. In 2008 he was appointed Managing Director for Trading and Transport and in 2014, Managing Director for the Commercial Area.
At present he is working as Vice President of Fundación Repsol.
He graduated in Economics and Business at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1993. He then studied a postgraduate course at the IESE Business School and the Centro de Estudios Financieros (Centre of Financial Studies).
He joined the Corporate Audit Division at Repsol in 1994. In 2008, he became the Director of Financial Planning and Management, within the Executive Managing Division of Economics and Finance at Repsol. He then became the Manager of the Investor Relations area in 2012.
Since March 2016, he took over the management of the Division of Institutional Relations.
Begoña Elices holds a degree in Information Science and Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid.
She is currently Executive Director of Communication and the Chairman’s Office at Repsol, managing contact with the media, both domestic and international, as well as the regional and sports media, as well as online communication (corporate website) and sports sponsorship actions, advertising and corporate identity. She also coordinates actions around the external relations of the industrial complexes and in all the countries where the company has a presence.
Before joining Repsol she was Head and Director of Information Relations at Banco Santander Central Hispano, Director of Information Relations and Head of the Information Relations Area at Banco Central Hispano and Director of Information Relations at Banco Hispano Americano.
Prior to her work in corporate communication, Begoña worked for over 10 years with Spanish news agency EFE, carrying out various functions as a journalist in the international, national and finance sections.
With a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales in Madrid. He started his career with Repsol Group in 1980, holding various technical and management posts in the Refining area. In 1992 he joined the Group’s Planning and Control Department, with responsibility for planning the gas business, and in 1994 was appointed Manager of Planning and Control of the Chemicals area, and in 2002 the head of this area.
He was until april 2016 Executive Director of Strategy, Control and Resources at Repsol.
Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri is the Corporate Director of People and Organization and a member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Repsol. He is responsible for managing the Company's human capital, which is made up of over 25000 professionals representing 80 different nationalities that work in an environment characterized by diversity.
He has been part of the Repsol team since 1990. Over a 20-year period, Arturo Gonzalo has held positions of responsibility in several areas of the Company, such as Research, Environment, Safety and Quality, and Means.
During that time, he also held public positions as Director of the Environment Agency for the Community of Madrid, and Secretary General for the Prevention of Pollution and Climate Change at the Spanish Ministry for the Environment.
From December 2012 to March 2016, he served as Corporate Director of Institutional Relations and Corporate Responsibility, and contributed to bolstering the company's commitment to sustainability and its institutional positioning at the national and international level.
He is a doctor (cum laude) in Chemical Sciences awarded by the Complutense University of Madrid, and he has also completed the Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) at the IESE Business School. He has given classes at several institutions and has several publications to his name in both national and international journals.
He is part of the Board of Directors of AEDRH (Spanish Association of Human Resources Directors) since November 2017. On behalf of the company, he has held leadership positions in organizations linked to the energy sector. As such, he served as Chairman of the World Energy Council's Spanish Committee and Vice Chairman of the Spanish Energy Club from December 2010 until June 2017.
Additionally, he is a member of Fundación Repsol's Board of Trustees and UNICEF Spain.
Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. In 2008, he joined the Repsol Group as Chairman of Petronor, where he successfully managed the challenges surrounding modernization, sustainability and community relations.
In 2012 he joined Repsol’s Management Committee as General Director of the Industrial and New Energy unit. In addition, outside Repsol, he is Chairman of the Spanish Association of Petroleum Products Operators (AOP).
Nowadays, from his designation in 2014, he is Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Delegate Committee.
She holds a degree in Advanced Industrial Engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales in Madrid, specialising in industrial organisation.
The first years of her career were spent in the steel and metals industry, before working for a year in Pittsburgh, United States, in the Engineering and Public Policy Department of Carnegie-Mellon University
She then took the official examinations to join the Ministry of Industry and Energy’s Corps of Industrial Engineers, holding the post of Head of International Industrial Relations.
Throughout this period she was in charge of bilateral international industrial relations and relations with the European Union, participating in negotiations on Spain’s accession to the European Economic Community. She was later in charge of the General Sub-Division of Energy Planning, including the Environment and Research and Energy Sector Development areas.
In 1994 she joined the Repsol Group as Environment Director of Repsol YPF, before going on to be Director of Environment, Safety and Quality.
From May 2007 she held the post of Executive Director of Resources, an area where she had been Corporate Director since 2005, being responsible for the Engineering, Technology, Insurance, Purchasing and Contracting, Information Systems and Environment and Safety Departments.
She was until april 2016 Executive Director of People and Organisation.