Board of directors
General Information for shareholders and investors
Board of directors
Mr. Jose María Galindez Zubiría (Chairman – Proprietary Board Member)
Mr. José María Galíndez Zubiría co-founded the Company with Mr. Pablo Burgos Galíndez in April 2005. He currently holds the position of chairman of the board of directors of the Company. Prior to co-founding the Company, from 2002 to 2004, Mr. José María Galíndez Zubiría served as Managing Director of Grupo Guascor, a Spanish engineering and energy company that was acquired by Dresser-Rand Group and then subsequently acquired by Siemens. Before Grupo Guascor, Mr. Galindez Zubiría served as President of Sulzer Chemtech and as member of the executive board of the Sulzer Group where he held several management positions between 1986 and 2001. His career has been mainly focused in the industrial capital goods sector, specializing in compression, electricity generation and mass transfer in the Oil & Gas business. Mr. Galíndez Zubiría holds a degree in Naval Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and attended the Postgraduate General Management Program at IESE. Mr. Galindez Zubiria was founding member and first President of the Spanish wind association (Asociacion Eólica Española – AEE), member of the Board of Asociacion de la Industria Fotovoltaica (ASIF) and founding member and member of the board at Union Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF). He has been a member of the Board of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), and currently holds the position of Vice President of Círculo de Empresarios Vascos (CEV), a Basque business association. Mr. Galíndez Zubiría is founder and Chairman of the board of EKI Foundation. EKI Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on funding and supplying small solar PV installations to schools and healthcare centers in off-grid sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
Mr Pablo Burgos Galindez (CEO – Executive Board Member)
Mr. Pablo Burgos Galíndez co-founded the Company with Mr. José María Galíndez Zubiría in April 2005. He is currently the CEO of the Company, a position he has held since May 12, 2006. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Burgos Galíndez held executive responsibilities at Accenture between 1994 and 1996, Pepsico Group from 1996 to 2000, Loop Telecom from 2000 to 2001 and Grupo Guascor from 2002 up to the incorporation of the Company. In these companies Mr. Burgos Galíndez was mainly responsible of business development, sales & marketing, logistics and general management. Mr. Burgos Galindez has been member of the Board at Union Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF) and currently is a member of the Circulo de Empresarios Vascos (CEV), a Basque business association. In 2017, Mr. Burgos Galindez and Mr. Jose María Galindez Zubiria, were awarded the EY Emerging Entrepreneurs of the year in Spain, as part of the Entrepreneur Program sponsored by EY worldwide. Mr. Burgos Galíndez holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto Business School.
Mr. Ignacio Artázcoz Barrena (Vice-Chairman – Independent Board Member)
Mr. Ignacio Artázcoz Barrena was appointed director of the Company in 2018. During his career, Mr. Artázcoz Barrena has been serving mainly for public companies with a global footprint in the energy, renewable and industrial sectors. He has developed international experience by leading corporate financing, including equity and debt capital markets deals and the execution of strategic M&A transactions. Since 2017, Mr. Artázcoz Barrena has been CFO of Nortegas, a gas distribution company in Spain. Before this role, Mr. Artázcoz Barrena served as CFO at Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica (from 2014 to 2017) and at CIE Automotive (from 2001 to 2014). Mr. Artázcoz Barrena previously worked in investment banking and consulting for Goldman Sachs and Accenture. He was ranked number 1 in the “Institutional Investor 2017 All-Europe Executive Team” survey in the Industrials: Capital Goods Sector (Small-Mid Caps), as Best CFO. Mr. Artázcoz Barrena received an Economics and Business Administration degree from Deusto Business School.
Ms. Inés Arellano Galindez (Proprietary Board Member)
Ms. Inés Arellano Galíndez was appointed director of the Company in August 2018. She is a member of the management team of MERLIN Properties (MRL.MC), a Spanish real estate company listed in the IBEX-35. She has more than 14 years of experience in the real estate business with previous positions including as Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Private Equity and Investment Banking, taking part in IPOs, M&A processes and other transactions in the real estate area across various countries. She holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance and Management, from Deusto Business School.
Ms. Begoña Beltrán de Heredia Villa (Independent Board Member)
Ms. Begoña Beltrán de Heredia was appointed director of the Company in August 2018. Prior to this, Ms. Begoña Beltrán de Heredia worked from 1997 to 2016 in their tax practice of Garrigues in San Sebastian and before this, from 1985 to 1997, she worked in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen. Through this previous work experience, Ms. Begoña Beltrán de Heredia has developed a wide experience in the provision of ongoing advisory tax services, M&A transactions, due diligence processes, regional tax rules and tax procedures and inspections. Ms. Begoña Beltrán de Heredia has advised local and international companies across several industries and financial institutions, both for family businesses and listed companies. Ms. Beltrán de Heredia holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto Business School.
Ms. Gina Domanig (Independent Board Member)
Ms. Domanig was appointed director of the Company in October 2018. Ms. Domanig is the founder and Managing Partner of Emerald Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on energy, water, advanced materials and industrial IT investing in North America and Europe. As part of her duty at Emerald Technology Ventures, she serves in the boards of the following companies: GeoDigital International Inc., a geo-spatial intelligence provider for electric utilities, Metgen Oy, a developer of enzymatic solutions for biomass in industrial applications, TaKaDu Inc, a leading central event management solution provider for water utilities and Ushr Inc, a high definitions map company for the autonomous driving sector. In addition to Emerald activities, Ms. Domanig sits in the boards of the following companies: Die Mobiliar Genossenschaft, board member and chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee of U-blox AG, board member at Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy and board member of the Energy Venture Forum. Ms. Domaning has over 30 years of international business experience including M&A, strategy development and venture capital. Prior to starting Emerald, she was senior vice president at Sulzer, a Swiss multinational, responsible for strategic planning and M&A. Ms. Domanig holds MBA degrees from Thunderbird in Arizona and ESADE in Barcelona. She is fluent in English, German and Spanish. She is a citizen of both Switzerland and France and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
Mr. Rafael Canales Abaitua (Proprietary Board Member)
Mr. Rafael Canales was appointed director of Solarpack on January 25, 2019. He is currently CEO of Onchena, S.L., a family holding that invests in companies shares. Mr. Canales has developed his professional career in the financial sector. Since 2001, he has held various management positions in the wealth management area in Consulnor Servicios Financieros and in Banca March, after the acquisition of the former by the latter. Before that, he worked in Corporate Banking in Argentaria – BBVA and in Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (currently J.P. Morgan). Mr. Canales has also been a professor of Banking, International Financing and Financial Management at Icade (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas). Mr. Canales holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration by the Commercial University of Deusto. He also holds post-graduate studies from the School of Industrial Organization and a PDD by IESE.