Iberdrola appoints Armando Martínez as managing director of Businesses

Iberdrola appoints Armando Martínez as managing director of Businesses

Francisco Martínez Córcoles, preliminarily a member of the board and managing director of Businesses, will continue to serve on the board as an external director
.Elena León becomes director of the Networks Business and joins Senior Management

Iberdrola’s Board of Directors has appointed Juan Manuel González Serna from Spain as first deputy president and AnthonyL. Gardener from the US as alternate deputy president.
María Ángeles Alcalá Díaz has joined as an independent board member and will sit on the Inspection and Threat Supervision Committee

Grounded on a report from the Movables Committee, Iberdrola’s president and CEO, Ignacio Galán, has designated Armando Martínez as the Iberdrola group’s new managing director of Businesses, a position he’ll take over on 1 November 2021, replacing Francisco Martínez Córcoles. Likewise, Francisco Martínez Córcoles has been reclassified as an external board member by the Movables Committee.

Born in Miranda de Ebro, Armando Martínez is an artificial mastermind. He specialised in electricity at the University of Valladolid, and has been the Network Business director (Iberdrola transport and distribution) since 2016. Armando Martínez has had an outstanding career, spending three times at the power factory in Santurce (Biscayne) followed by a period with Iberdrola Mexico from 2002 to 2014 where he ultimately came managing director. He has also been a driving force behind the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub in the Basque Country, a global technology centre that will define the electricity grids of the future.

Also, having been nominated by the president and CEO and approved by the Movables Committee, Elena León will come director of Iberdrola group’s Networks business, a position she’ll take over from Armando Martínez on 1 November 2021, to whom she’ll report.

Born in Madrid, Elena León has a degree in advanced engineering, specialising in Roads, Conduits and Anchorages from the Advanced Technical School of Engineering in Madrid. She earned a Masters degree in Water Coffers Planning and Management at Colorado State University, the USA, and an Administrative MBA from the Madrid Business Institute. She joined Iberdrola in 2000 and will come part of the company’s Senior Management on 1 November.

At its meeting of 26 October, the Board of Directors of Iberdrola decided to appoint, at the offer of the Chairman and CEO and following a report from the Movables Committee, AnthonyL. Gardner as alternate deputy president of the Board of Directors, and Juan Manuel González Serna as first deputy president of the Board of Directors.
AnthonyL. Gardner, born in Washington DC, studied Public Administration at Harvard University and International Relations at Oxford University. He’s largely educated in the energy sector and was US Ambassador to the European Union from 2014 to 2017.

The Board has also appointed María Ángeles Alcalá Díaz as an independent director byco-optation procedure, at the offer of the Movables Committee, to fill the vacancy created by the abdication of José Walfredo Fernández, and for the remaining period until the coming General Shareholders’ Meeting.
Also at the offer of the Movables Committee, María Ángeles Alcalá Díaz was appointed to the Inspection and Threat Supervision Committee for a four- time term. María Ángeles Alcalá hails from Albacete. She holds a PhD in Merchantile Law from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where she’s a professor, and was Director-General of the Directorate General of Registries and Notaries between 2009 and 2011.

At the Board meeting, at the offer of the president and principal administrative officer, and following a report from the Movables Committee, the director and alternatevice-chairman, AnthonyL. Gardner, was appointed as a member of the Executive Committee.
In the meantime, the Board has accepted the abdication of Samantha Barber, with effect from the end of the meeting, from her position of board member of the company and a member of its Administrative and Sustainable Development Panels. Samantha Barber has notified Iberdrola that the sole reason for her abdication is that she has forthcoming professional commitments that are inharmonious with the position of a board member for the Company.