Juan Luis López Cardenete began his professional career in 1976 at Unión Fenosa, a company operating in the electricity sector, where he gained broad experience in the areas of generation, fuels, planning and control, marketing, sales, and distribution and transmission networks until 2009. During that period, López Cardenete served as managing director at Unión Fenosa and as chairman at Unión Fenosa Internacional.Before joining the Group, he also held other responsibilities such as senior advisor for energy at Ernst & Young between 2013 and 2017, and director and member of the executive committee of Banco Caminos between 2017 and 2018.

He is also a member of the advisory board of the economic and business journal Expansión, of the energy and climate change working group of the Real Instituto Elcano, of the editorial boards of Papeles de Energía of Funcas, of Cuadernos de Energía of Enerclub, of the group of Diálogos de Energía y Sostenibilidad of Comillas University ICAI and of the Energy Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

López Cardenete has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University plus a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the IESE School of the University of Navarra. He is currently a professor at the IESE Business School.