María Victoria Zingoni


Executive Managing Director, Client and Low-Carbon Generation

María Victoria Zingoni is EMD of Client and Low-Carbon Generation and member of the Executive Committee. Her responsibilities include managing the renewable electricity generation and low-emissions asset portfolio to grow and internationally expand the business. She is also responsible for designing Repsol's multi-energy and mobility offering aimed at comprehensively meeting every mobility and energy need, while also overseeing the Mobility, LPG, Electric Mobility, Power and Gas Commercialization, Energy Solutions, and Lubricants businesses. Since November 2018, she is Chair of Repsol Electricity and Gas, which has become a leading player in the commercialization and generation of low-carbon electricity in Spain. Until December 2020, she held the position of EMD of Commercial Businesses and Chemicals. Previously, she was EMD of Downstream, leading the business expansion and transformation which culminated in the creation of the electricity business. She joined Repsol in 1999. After a decade in the Upstream unit, she was appointed Director of Investor Relations in 2008. During her time there Repsol received various international awards for its management of investor relations. From 2013 to 2015, as Corporate Director of Finance, she was responsible for the Company's financial development and control, as well as the management and control of financial risk. In February 2014, she oversaw the sale to investors of bonds issued by the Argentine government as compensation for the renationalization of YPF. In January 2015, she was tapped to coordinate the project to integrate the Canadian company, Talisman. Maria Victoria Zingoni is a national public accountant certified by the National University of Comahue in Neuquén, Argentina. She graduated with an Executive MBA from the IAE Business School of Universidad Austral Argentina and completed the Advanced Management Program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sessions With María Victoria Zingoni

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 03:35pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:35 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:15 pm

    Company Strategies: From lower carbon to net-zero carbon

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The oil and gas industry remains at the center of the energy transition discussion, with growing attention from policymakers, capital markets, and the public. In response, the oil and gas industry has emphasized low-carbon strategies. Although most are implementing an energy transition strategy, there are significant differences in pace, portfolio choices, and scale. Stated targets and strategies for Scopes 1, 2, or 3, raise concerns from the industry, governments, and capital markets. Capital reallocation away from traditional oil and gas business has potential implications for energy security, supply, and prices. While investors demand transition progress, recent share price performance does not indicate correlation between low-carbon strategies and investor interest. How can the oil and gas sector participate in—and contribute to—the energy transition? What do low-carbon strategies look like for oil and gas companies, and how are companies allocating capital? Amid the recent rise in commodity prices, will companies change course and reemphasize oil and gas in their portfolios? Could underinvestment in oil and gas delay transition to a net-zero economy by constraining supplies/raising prices of necessary materials?