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Josu Jon Imaz

Josu Jon Imaz

Chief Executive Officer, Repsol
Josu Jon Imaz has been chief executive officer since April 2014. Ever since, he has led Repsol's transformation process, which has established itself today as a global multi[1]energy company, a major player in the Spanish electricity and gas market, and a leader in the development of sustainable mobility solutions that boasts one of the most efficient refining systems in Europe. Under his leadership, Repsol has accelerated its assets' decarbonization process with the aim of leading the energy transition. In 2019, it became the world's first company in its sector to commit to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. 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 research visitor fellow 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 from 1999 to 2004. He is currently CEO of Repsol, trustee of the Repsol Foundation, and chairman of Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU.