Jose Luis del Valle Doblado

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. del Valle has extensive experience in the banking and energy sectors. From 1988 to 2002 he held various positions with Banco Santander, one of the most relevant financial entities in Spain. In 1999 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of the bank (1999-2002).

Subsequently he became Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Iberdrola, one of the main Spanish energy companies (2002-2008), Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Power (2007-2008), Chief Strategy and Research Officer of Iberdrola (2008-2010), Advisor to the Chairman of the aerogenerator manufacturer Gamesa (2011-2012) and Chairman of GES – Global Energy Services (2014-2017) among others. From 2018 until 1 February 2023, he was Chairman of the Board of the Directors of the WiZink Bank. Currently Director of the insurance group Ocaso; and Vice-president of the Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores (Institute of Directors).

Mr. José Luis is Mining Engineer from Universidad Politécnica (Madrid, Spain) and Master of Science and Nuclear Engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA). Furthermore, Mr. del Valle holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).