Executive Managing Director, Exploration and Production, Repsol
Francisco Gea Pascual del Riquelme is executive managing director of Exploration and Production and member of the Repsol Executive Committee. His division manages Repsol's upstream assets around the world and relies on flexibility, efficiency, and cutting-edge technology to maximize its contributions to the group and to generation of cash flow. His strategy for the business is focused on the development of short-cycle projects in key geographical locations that prioritize value over volume while reducing asset emissions, thereby contributing value to the energy transition and decarbonization. Francisco has extensive experience in the energy sector and has held important positions throughout the oil and gas value chain as well as corporate roles, both in Spain and internationally. He joined the Repsol Group in 2003, starting out in the Marketing Spain area. In 2007, he joined the Strategy and M&A corporate area. His career with the E&P business began in 2013 as country manager for Indonesia. In 2015, following Repsol's acquisition of Talisman, he was named director of the Indonesia Business Unit. In 2018, he moved to Algiers where he assumed his new responsibilities as director of the Algeria business unit. Afterwards, following a short time with the Division of Business Development E&P, in 2021 he became the Repsol Group's global director of M&A, the most recent position he has held until now. Francisco Gea Pascual del Riquelme holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and another in Marketing, both from Comillas Pontifical University, as well as an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.