Josu Jon Imaz

Repsol

Chief Executive Officer

Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel has been Chief Executive Officer since April 2014. Ever since, he has led Repsol's transformation process, which has established itself today as a global multi-energy company, a major player in the Spanish electricity and gas market, and a leader in the development of sustainable mobility solutions that boasts one of the most efficient refining systems in Europe. Under his leadership, Repsol has accelerated its assets' decarbonization process, becoming one of the leaders in the energy transition in Spain and the first company to commit to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. In 2008, Josu Jon Imaz joined Repsol as Chairman of its subsidiary Petronor, a company where he successfully managed the challenges of modernization, sustainability, and community relations. As of 2010, in addition to serving as Chairman of Petronor he also became Director of New Energies. In 2012, he joined the Executive Committee as Executive Managing Director of the Industrial Area and New Energies, where he was responsible for coordinating the activities at all the industrial complexes, among other functions. He was also Vice Chairman of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. from September 2016 to February 2018. Josu Jon Imaz is a Doctor of Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. He graduated from the School of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastián and received the award of excellence upon completion of his degree. He was also a visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School in the United States.

SESSIONS WITH Josu Jon Imaz

Monday, 1 March

  • 10:05am - 10:35am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 04:05 pm - 01/mar/2021 04:35 pm

    Plenary

    Energy Industry Post-pandemic: New directions?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Upstream Oil & Gas
    While nearly all segments of the economy have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, the oil and gas industry has been especially hard hit. On the other hand, we have also learned valuable lessons that may be helpful in addressing other challenges. The past year has also seen strong momentum on climate ambitions with many countries and corporations announcing net-zero targets. The pandemic has created enthusiasm for “building back better” as we recover from this crisis. The EU has approved a $500 billion-plus green stimulus spending package and the Biden administration also has plans to use infrastructure investment for both economic stimulus and climate policy. How sharply will the demand for fossil fuels rebound? How green will the recovery be? What is the medium-term outlook for energy demand and emissions growth? How will the oil and gas industry change?