Board of trustees
Chairman Antonio Brufau NiubóChairman Antonio Brufau
Antonio Brufau Niubó has been Chairman of Repsol since 2004. His extensive experience in the business world and his expertise in the sector have enabled him in the last decade to lead the company's transformation process. Today, Repsol is a global multienergy company committed to the transition towards a more sustainable energy model.
Antonio Brufau's ties to Repsol date back to 1996, when he joined the Board of Directors. He remained a company director until his appointment as Chairman on October 27th, 2004.
Antonio Brufau has a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.
He began his professional career at Arthur Andersen, where he became Partner and Director of Auditing. In 1988, he joined “la Caixa” Group as Deputy Managing Director, later serving as Managing Director between 1999 and 2004. Moreover, he was Chairman of the Gas Natural Group from 1997 to 2004.
Antonio Brufau is member of the Board of Acción Empresarial of CEOE, Asociación Española de Directivos, Círculo de Economía, and Honorary Chairman of the Inter-Institutional Consortium GLOBALleida. Furthermore, he is a trustee of Fundación Privada Instituto Ildefons Cerdà, Fundación CEDE (Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives), Real Instituto Elcano, FUNSEAM (Foundation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability), COTEC (Foundation for Technological Innovation), and Fundación Princesa Girona.
Antonio Brufau has been a Director of Repsol since he was first appointed by the Board of Directors on July 23rd, 1996 and was subsequently ratified at the Annual General Meeting held on June 6th, 1997. He was reelected at the Annual General Meetings held on March 24th, 1999, April 4th, 2003, May 9th, 2007, April 15th, 2011, April 30th, 2015 and May 31st, 2019.
First Vice President Luis Suárez de Lezo MantillaFirst Vice President Luis Suárez de Lezo
Luis Suárez de Lezo studied law in Madrid and is a State Counsel (on leave of absence) specializing in mercantile and administrative law.
His career in the oil sector began at Campsa, which used to operate the Spanish oil monopoly, and where he was the Legal Affairs Director until the oil monopoly ended. Moreover, he has extensive experience as an external counsel, primarily in the energy sector, and founded and led a law firm.
In addition to this, Mr. Suárez de Lezo was a member of the Board of Directors of Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH, S.A. between 2005 and 2010. and of Naturgy Energy Group,S.A. (previously Gas Natural SDG,S.A.) between 2010 and 2018.
Luis Suárez de Lezo was appointed to Repsol's Board of Directors on February 2nd, 2005, and his appointment was then ratified at the Annual General Meeting held on May 31st, 2005. He was reelected at the Annual General Meeting held on May 14th, 2009, on May 31st, 2013, and on May 19th, 2017.
Vice Chairman António Calçada de SáVice Chairman António Calçada
António Calçada de Sá is currently the Executive Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Fundación Repsol.
Prior to December 2018, António Calçada de Sá had been a member of the Downstream Executive Committee, CEO of Repsol Comercial (RCPP), Chairman of Repsol Portugal, Chairman of Air Miles, S.A., and has sat on the boards of various Repsol Group companies and joint ventures (Petrocat, Terminales Canarios, and Gespevesa).
As an Executive Managing Director of the Repsol Group, for years he has led the Service Stations, Direct Sales and International Aviation in four countries: Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Mexico. All of this, thanks to his extensive knowledge of the retail and sales and distribution sectors in different markets and cultures across Europe and Latin America.
He began his career in the '80s at the US multinational Exxon. There, he worked in various sectors and markets (Spain, Portugal, Italy, and North Africa), ranging from chemicals and petrochemicals to fuels and lubricants.
He is the current Chairman of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Spain, a founding member of the Council of the Worldwide Portuguese Diaspora, and in 2010 received an award in Portugal for best manager of the year. In 2014, the president of Portugal personally granted him the official title of Comendador (commander) in return for his service to Portugal and its image around the world, thanks to his work as a citizen and Executive Director at Repsol.
António Calçada de Sá earned his degree in industrial engineering at the University of Lisbon’s Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), later getting an MBA at the IE Business School of Madrid and Managing Corporate Resources at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ángel Bautista FernándezÁngel Bautista
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 GarcíaBegoña Elices
Begoña Elices García is currently Repsol's Executive Managing Director of Communication and the Chairman's Office as well as member of the Corporate Executive Committee. She is responsible for designing and implementing the communication strategy, marketing, advertising, sports sponsorship, and the corporate brand identity.
Her career at Repsol began in 2000. Ever since, she has held various senior management positions in the Communication area where she has promoted a policy based on transparency and ongoing media attention.
Before joining the company, Begoña Elices held numerous corporate communication roles in a number of companies within the financial sector. She was Deputy Director General and Director of Public Relations for Banco Santander Central Hispano, and formerly performed the same functions at Banco Central Hispano.
Before entering the world of corporate communication, she spent 10 years as a journalist for the Spanish news wire Agencia EFE. There, she served in several journalistic roles in the areas of national, international, and economy-related news. Begoña Elices holds an Information Sciences degree as well as an Economics degree from Complutense University of Madrid.
As of April 2018, she serves as President of the Spanish Advertisers Association (AEA).
Pedro Fernández FrialPedro Fernández
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 AizpiriArturo Gonzalo
Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri is currently the Executive Managing Director of People and Organization and has been a member of the Corporate Executive Committee since March 2016. He is responsible for managing the company's human capital, which comprises over 25,000 professionals representing 80 nationalities that work in an environment characterized by diversity and our cultural values.
He has been a part of the Repsol team since 1990. Over the course of 20 years, Arturo Gonzalo has held management positions in various company areas such as Research, Media, and Environment, Safety, and Quality. 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 graduated cum laude as a Doctor of Chemical Sciences from Complutense University of Madrid, in addition to having completed the Management Development Program (PDD) at IESE Business School. He has also worked as a lecturer in various institutions and published a number of papers in Spanish and international journals. He has been on the Board of Directors of AEDRH (Spanish Association of Human Resources Directors) since November 2017. Moreover, he is a recipient of the Cross of Military Merit with White Decoration.
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.
Josu Jon Imaz San MiguelJosu Jon Imaz
Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel has been Repsol's Chief Executive Officer since April, 2014. Ever since, he has led the company's transformation process, which has established itself today as one of the leading companies in the oil and gas sector. Improving efficiency and asset portfolio management are the core pillars of the strategy driven by the CEO, aiming to turn Repsol into a leaner and more competitive company that is capable of making the most of its integrated business model in terms of performance.
In 2008, Josu Jon Imaz joined Repsol as Chairman of its subsidiary Petronor, a company where he successfully managed the challenges of modernization, sustainability, and community relations. As of 2010, in addition to serving as Chairman of Petronor he also became Director of New Energies. In 2012, he joined the Executive Committee as Executive Managing Director of the Industrial Area and New Energies, where he was responsible for coordinating the activities at all the industrial complexes, among other functions. He was also Vice Chairman of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. from September 2016 to February 2018.
Josu Jon Imaz is a Doctor of Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. He graduated from the School of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastián and received the award of excellence upon completion of his degree. He was also a visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School in the United States.
He began his career in the field of research upon being sent to the French Technological Center (CETIM) in Nantes, as well as in the field of industrial (Grupo Mondragón) and business project promotion in connection with the world of energy. Josu Jon Imaz also held a number of political roles, including notable ones within the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of the Basque Government in 1999, and as President of the Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV).
He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and Trustee of Repsol Foundation. Mr. Imaz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Corporate Executive Committee by the Board of Directors on April 30th, 2014. His appointment was ratified, and he was reelected at the Annual General Meeting on April 30th, 2015 and on May 31st, 2019.Cristina Sanz MendiolaCristina Sanz
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.
SecretaryIñigo Alonso de Noriega Satrústegui
- Vice Chairman and Executive Managing Director António Calçada de Sá
- Director of Repsol Social Impact Luis Casado Padilla
- Director of Finances Ricardo Chércoles Blazquez
- Director of Social Area and Volunteering Mar de Andrés Pastor
- Director of Education Mila García Leo
- Director of People and Organization and Compliance Débora Pérez Rebollo
- Director of Strategy and Entrepreneurs Fund Javier Torres Pérez
- Director of External Relations Mila Vior