General Manager of Arteche Group:
D. Luis María Pérez. Industrial Electrical Engineer. Master's Degree in Electronic and Automatic Engineering from the University of the Basque Country. He has been part of the Arteche Group since 2017, and previously developed his professional career at General Electric for more than 25 years, as Director of GE Power Conversion Commercial Operations, Director of GE Grid Automation Operations and General Manager of the EMEA Region.
He is a professional with 30 years of experience in the Electrical/Electronic sector in different areas of performance: R&D, Marketing and Sales, Operations and General Management.
He has developed his work in international environments (United States and France, as well as Spain).
He is currently responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group's business, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, and is supported by the Group Management Committee, which is an executive body made up of the Directors of the different functional areas, (except for the Directors of Internal Audit and the Compliance Officer) with supervision and assurance duties.
Chief Financial Officer and IR (Investor Relations):
Dña. Ixone Vicente. Ms. Ixone Vicente. Degree in Business Administration and Management, specializing in Accounting and Auditing (UPV). Master's Degree in “Integral Logistics." IE Business School Advanced Management Program in 2008. In the Arteche Group since 2006, as Financial Director since 2009. Previously a Controller at Iberdrola Energías Renovables (2 years) and Andersen (later Deloitte) in the "Energy, Telecommunications and Media" sector (5 years).
Director with more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of finance in the energy sector.
Director of Corporate and Business Development:
D. Manuel Fernández. Electrical Mechanical Engineer, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. MBA from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE Business School), Mexico City. He has been part of Arteche Group since 1999, having gone through different positions and territories: since January 2020 he holds his position as SVP Business & Corporate Development of Arteche Group, from 2018 to January 2020 he was SVP Global Sales & Marketing, and from 2016 to December 2018 he was President of Arteche Group in Mexico & Global Director UN PG.
He is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector, bringing value to the industry through electrification, automation and digitalization. With a long professional career, in operational and managerial positions in the different businesses and territories of the Arteche Group.
Director of Global Operations:
D. Flavio Almeida. Mechanical Engineer of the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil. Postgraduate Degree in Financial Management and certified Black Belt. He is currently the Global Chief Operating Officer of Arteche. He has previously worked on: ALSTOM as Managing Director/General Site Manager Business Unit Director, ABB (Distribution transformers business) as General Manager, and Delphi Automotive System (Thermal Division) as Engineering and Quality Director.
Executive with 30 years of experience, whose professional career has been developed in different multinationals in the energy and automotive sectors, such as Arteche Group, Alstom, ABB, Delphi, Thyssen Krupp and Denso (Toyota group).
Professional profile with experience in business restructuring, operations synergy and technological integration.
He has developed tasks such as operations integration, strategic planning, implementation and management of Lean Manufacturing principles, quality management, leading Kaizen and 6Sigma programs (Black Belt certification).
D. Aingeru Mirena Orbea. Superior Technician in Business Management Systems. Currently in Arteche Group, where he has been CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for the last two years. For the last 3 years, he has held the position of Director of Information Systems of Arteche Group (CIO). Previously, he worked as a financial controller in the Transformer business unit of the Arteche Group for 5 years. He also worked for 15 years in AIGE, S.L. as a consultant in the implementation of integrated management systems.
He is an executive with more than 20 years of experience in project management of various kinds. Expert at implementing common solutions for the different needs that arise in the Arteche Group (the unification of processes, for example).
D. Pedro Pérez. Industrial Engineering ETSII UPV (1992-1998). MBA UPV (June 2003-December 2004) and IE Business School Advanced Management Program in 2008. In the Arteche Group since 2002, holding his current position since 2018. Previously at Accenture (1998-2002) as Senior Consultant, having worked for companies such as Nestlé, Danone, CIE, AESA and REE. In 1997 he worked at IFAM as a quality technician.
Executive with almost 30 years of experience, 20 of them in the energy sector.
Dña. Sonia Garai. Labor Relations & Human Resources at UPV/EHU. In the Arteche Group since February 2020. Previously at Sidenor Aceros Especiales, S.L. and General Electric Manufacturing Company for more than 15 years.
Human resources director with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of this role, leading teams and strategic policies.
D. Óscar Fernández de Retana. Electrical Engineering graduate of the UPV. MBA in Finance from the UPV. Black Belt and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma certified by GE. Since the beginning of 2018, Director of R&D at Arteche Group, a global supplier of equipment and solutions for the electrical power system. In parallel, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Electronics Committee of GAIA since 2019, the association of knowledge industries and applied technology of the Basque Country, with more than 280 affiliated companies. Previously at Kairos Management, GE Power Controls and GE Multilin, both latter businesses belonging to the multinational company, General Electric.
Professional with 30 years of experience in operations management, R&D and engineering management, general management and e-Business.
Director of Purchasing and Logistics:
D. Willem Admiraal. Automotive Engineer. Lean Manufacturing. Fluent in German, English, Dutch and Spanish. In the Arteche Group since 2016. Previously worked at GAMESA (8 years) and other companies such as Volkswagen Group in Germany and General Motors in the United States.
Professional with almost 30 years of experience and international profile specialized in Purchasing and Supplier Development with extensive management experience in industrial companies and the energy sector, where he has worked for more than 10 years.
Director Sales & Marketing:
D. Tomas Solis. Industrial Engineering, Automation and Electronics from the ICAI. MBA IESE Business School. Bilingual French and English (very fluent both in spoken and written forms). Currently in the Arteche Group: evolution from Sales Area Manager to Global Sales and Marketing Director. Previously at Incoesa, Spanish manufacturer of power transformers, as export manager in charge of a 10-million-euro business and a team of 5 people (2011-2012). From 2008 to 2011, he worked at Schneider Electric: KAM International Distributors Spain. He has also held the position of STEG distribution network modernization project engineer as an expatriate in Tunisia at Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción.
Engineer with 18 years of experience in Sales and Marketing Management positions with international coverage in multinational companies manufacturing electrical equipment.
D. Julián Lozano. Law Degree from the University of Deusto. Degree in Community Law, Erasmus Programme, UK. Leuven (Belgium). LL.M International Banking & Finance Boston University School of Law, Morin Center for Banking Law Studies, Boston, U.S.A. PhD in progress in Private International Law, University of Deusto. Fluent in English and Portuguese. He has been part of the Arteche Group since 2010 as Director of Legal Affairs, and previously developed his professional career in Cuatrecasas for more than 15 years as a partner since 2006 in the M&A area with special emphasis on international matters, having completed a one-year secondment in the M&A Department of Latham & Watkins in New York and directed the Sao Paulo office of Cuatrecasas for 2 years as Managing Partner.
Director of Internal Audits:
D. Carlos Alvarado Fernández de Villarán. Graduate in Business Administration and Management, specializing in Finance and Management, from the University of Deusto and with a Master's Degree in Management Skills from the same university. European Master's Degree in Insurance Law from the UNED and Master's Degree in Auditing from the University of Alcalá. COSO Internal Control Certificate.
He has been part of Arteche Group since 2019 as Director of Internal Audit, and previously developed his professional career as an auditor at Pricewaterhousecoopers for more than 11 years in the banking sector and capital markets, auditing national and international companies as Senior Audit Manager since 2018.
Chief Compliance Officer:
Dña. Elena López. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Basque Country and Specialist in Occupational Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid. After joining the Arteche Group in 1995 as Head of the Occupational Risk Prevention and Occupational Health Service in Spain, over the years she developed her career in local and global subsidiaries in the areas of Human Resources and Health and Safety, with continuous training in legal aspects and international regulations. She currently holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer. Certified with the CESCOM Compliance Certification and IFCA Internationally Certified Compliance Professional.