• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Carlos Torres Vila



Carlos graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he later also earned a M.S. at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also graduated in Law from UNED (Spain). He was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 12 years. He joined Endesa in 2002 as Corporate Director of Strategy and member of its Executive Committee, and became company CFO in 2007. In September 2008, Carlos joined BBVA as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, and member of the bank's Management Committee. In March 2014 he was appointed Head of Digital Banking, until May 2015 when he became Chief Executive Officer of the bank. Carlos was appointed Chair of BBVA and of the BBVA Foundation in December 2018.

Sessions With Carlos Torres Vila

Monday, 6 March

  • 11:10am - 11:50am (CST) / 06/mar/2023 05:10 pm - 06/mar/2023 05:50 pm

    Financing the Energy Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    As governments move to take a significantly higher proportion of energy transition technology and deployment risk onto their balance sheets via subsidies, tax credits and other incentives, how are markets responding? With energy transition entering a new phase focused more on deployment of new infrastructure and new assets at a heightened scale, old assumptions about the way risk-adjusted returns work in energy investing are being overturned. With trillions of dollars in energy investing capital starting to make its way through markets into asset plays and capital allocation decisions, how are the world’s leading energy financiers thinking about tradeoffs in this newly accelerated era of energy transition investing?