Keynote Speakers (Under construction)
Dª Carmen Becerril
President of OMEL and OMICLEAR, Executive Vice President of OMIE S.A., since October 2018
Previously, she has held the position of Executive President of Fortia Energía S.L., an energy trading company for large industrial consumers. From May 2013 to May 2014, she was the General Director of International, and responsible for the Corporate Sustainability Area. Between January 2010 and April 2013 she was president of ACCIONA Energy, S.A. He also held different responsibilities within the ACCIONA group, such as:
- General Director of Corporate Resources (2008-2009).
- Counsellor of ENDESA on behalf of ACCIONA (2007-2009).
- General Director of Corporate Resources and Institutional Relations (2007-2008)
- General Director of Strategic Analysis and R + D + i (2006-2007)
She has a degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and has completed senior management studies at the IESE Business School. It belongs to the Superior Body of Civil Administrators of the State and to the Body of Superior Technicians of the Community of Madrid. He developed a professional activity focused on the economic area of the General State Administration from 1986 to 2004 and carried out in the field of energy in recent years, from the positions of general director of the Institute for Diversification and Saving Energy (IDAE) and general director of Energy Policy and Mines.
He has participated in the Board of Directors of different companies representing the public sector, many of them linked to the energy environment, among which we can mention REE, CLH or ENRESA.
In the private sector, she has been a consultant in the energy area at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Between 2002 and 2007, she was president of the Fundación Energía Sin Fronteras, and from 2008 to 2011, president of the Acciona Microenergía Foundation (FUNDAME). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of both foundations.
Dª Laura Díaz Anadón
Full-Professor Laura Diaz Anadon is the Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge, Bye-Fellow at Peterhouse and a Fellow at C-EENRG. She is also a Research Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research interests include energy and environment-related technological innovation; public innovation institutions in the climate and energy space and how to improve their effectiveness and the coupling between water and energy systems and its implications for policymaking.
She has contributed to the UN Global Sustainable Development Report and the Global Energy Assessment and has worked as a consultant for the OECD, the UNFCCC and a World Bank report and as an advisor to the UK industrial strategy through the Innovation Caucus. She is a lead author in the mitigation chapter of the IPCC´s Sixth Assessment Report, a member of the editorial board of Environmental Research Letters and on the advisory board of Nature Energy.
She is currently leading Cambridge work in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe” as well as two new projects on harnessing technological change for climate change mitigation and competitiveness, one funded by the Sloan P. Foundation and one by the US NSF and the UK ESRC.
Prof. Diaz Anadon holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester.
D. José Blanco López
José Blanco-Lopez is a Spanish S&D MEP, Vice-Chair of the delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee, and a member of the ITRE Committee and DLAT Delegation. In February 2017, Blanco-Lopez was appointed as rapporteur to prepare the report of the proposal for a Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. Blanco-Lopez was Minister for of Public Works and Minister Spokesman of the Government of Spain. He also chaired the Transport Council of the European Union during the Spanish EU Presidency, as well as the International Transport Forum. Blanco-Lopez has held the positions of Deputy and Senator in the Spanish Parliament.