Ms. Salgado Madriñán began her professional career in 1992 at the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami. In 1993, she became Head of the Department of Foreign and Internal Trade at ANFACO - CECOPESCA and, subsequently in 1995, she joined Internaco Group as Head of the Professional Engines Division. Later on, in 1997 she became director of the INTERNACO Industrial Division (Benza Energy), where she served until 2002.
In 2004, she co-founded GDES Wind S.L., an international company in Wind Blades (formerly Sálvora Vento, S.L.) were she was chief executive officer and partner until 2017. In her capacity as such, she was responsible for financial management, financial control, internal and external reporting, client relations, legal and compliance matters, including labor regulation, industry standards, EHS, and M&A operations. Ms. Salgado Madriñán has over 14 years of experience at the top management of GDES Wind S.L., growing the company through international projects and technological innovation.
Ms. Salgado Madriñán was member of the board of the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) between 2015 and 2016. She has participated in Renewable Industry Forums through AEE, Renewable UK, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Chair of Smart Industry (ICAI) Comillas Pontifical University ICAI, among others. Furthermore, she has been mentor of several star-ups in innovation, sustainability and renewable energies. In 2020, she joined WAS (Women Action Sustainability), a non-profit association which main purpose is to raise sustainability to the first strategic level of companies, entities, institutions and society.
She has broad international experience in Europe, United States, Latin America and Australia. In Europe, she managed wind and industrial projects in 10 countries and developed strategic alliances. In the United States, she was responsible for launching GD Energy Services Wind Inc., and was vice-chairperson and director of new projects, and responsible for client relations. In Latin America, she launched GDES Eólica do Brazil LTD. She also managed and coordinated projects in numerous countries across the globe such as Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Morocco, Ethiopia and South Africa.
Ms. Salgado Madriñán holds a Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Degree in Business Administration from CEU San Pablo University, from which she graduated in 1992. Additionally, she holds an executive MBA at IE Business School (2004) and a Digital Business Executive Program at ISDI (2018). In 2019, she attended the Advanced Program in Smart Industry, Leadership and Digital Transformation at ICAI, Pontifical University and in 2020 she earned the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance of the International Directors Program, in Fontainebleau (France).