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Ignacio Galán

Portrait photo of Ignacio Galán

Igancio Galán is Executive Chairman of Iberdrola and Chairman of ScottishPower, AVANGRID and Neoenergia, the subholding of the Iberdrola Group in the UK, the US and Brazil, respectively. Since he joined Iberdrola in 2001, his vision for internationalisation and the need for electrification through renewables, networks and energy storage has transformed Iberdrola into one of the largest worldwilde by market capitalization, providing energy to over 100 million people in countries as the United States, UK, Spain, Germany, Portugal, France, Brazil, Mexico or Australia.

He is partner of the World Economic Forum, and member of the European Round Table for Industry and of the JP Morgan International Council.

He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde (UK) and the University of Salamanca (Spain) and is on the Presidential CEO Advisory Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Recipient: Medal of Honour from the World Jurists Association and the ESG Leadership Award by The Foreign Policy Association (2023); selected as one of the 10 most influential CEOs in the world in the fight against climate change, according to Bloomberg (2019); Responsible Capitalism Award (2014); Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2014).