People

» Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive

Climate Strategy’s Chief Executive and Founder Peter Sweatman brings together a rare combination of energy, financial, entrepreneurial, climate and low carbon technology experience. He is an engineer from Cambridge University in the UK and in the last 20 years has held senior positions at JPMorgan, Climate Strategy and Climate Change Capital managing Iberian and Latin American business units and founded and ran a successful technology venture

For the last 12 years, Peter has maintained an active programme of public address and media comments on matters relating to Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change and Carbon Finance. Peter is advisor to the UKTI in Spain, visiting lecturer at Instituto de Empresa and IIT-Comillas Universities, Advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, Member of JCI Energy Efficiency Expert Panel and the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and is a member of the Ashoka Support Network in Spain.

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Climate Change Council

Climate Strategy is proud to collaborate with a senior network of local advisors each of whom brings valuable knowledge and networks to Climate Strategy & its Partners:

» Ramon de Miguel

Ramon has a distinguished career of over 31 years in the diplomatic service of the Spanish Government. He represented Spain in the US, Africa, and then in its entry into the EU. Ramon worked for 10 years at the European Commission as Director General for Energy and then for 8 years as Secretary of State for European and Foreign Affairs. Ramon was a founder member of Climate Change Capital's international advisory board and is the President of Iberinco. He also advises the CEOs of Indra and Iberdrola. Ramon trained in Law at Madrid’s Complutense University.

» José Antonio García Trevijano

José Antonio is the founding partner of Spanish law firm García-Trevijano Abogados.  He holds a doctorate in law with special distinction from Madrid’s Complutense University where he has been a professor in Administrative Law for over twenty years. Since 1980, José Antonio has been a Senior Parliamentary Advisor to the State Council and is very experienced in the resolution of issues arising with the Public Administration, preventative advice, legal opinions and litigation.  He has authored numerous legal publications including a recent book “La impugnación de los actos administrativos de trámite” .   José Antonio is a frequent public speaker in legal forums, recently focusing on administrative and urbanistic law and his full legal career is recognised by and published in Chambers and Partners.

» Francisco Martín Lopez Quesada

Francisco is presently advisor to the chief executive of the Santander Group with a specific focus on the bank’s expansion into Asia.  Francisco has a long and successful banking career starting at JPMorgan followed by 20 years at Banco Santander where he was Managing Director of its International Division, MD of Corporate Banking, MD of the Investment Bank and Head of Global Client Business for the Group.  Francisco is presently a Board Member of Santander Investment and Santander Sociedad de Valores y Bolsa and is chairman of the foundation Vianorte Laguna.

» Jesús María Goiri

Jesús María is the chief executive of CIC energiGUNE, a leading new energy research centre in the Basque country. Jesús María is a leading energy expert having spent the majority of his career in the Basque Energy Board - EVE (Ente Vasco de la Energía).  As chief executive of the Basque Energy Board for many years, Jesús María was a principal architect of the energy strategy of the Basque country and was a key participant in the privatization process of state companies such as Naturcorp (the holding company for the autonomous region’s stakes in gas companies).

» Roberto Legaz

Roberto is a leading architect of Spain’s renewable energy industry having worked for 35 years at Iberdrola and associated firms mainly in renewable energy where he was ultimately Director and head of Renewable Energy Business Development.  Today, Roberto is one of Spain’s most experienced independent consultants in renewable energy development focused in wind, solar and wave power projects.  Previously, Roberto was Chief Executive of Gamesa Solar and developed 2,000MW of renewable power projects for Gamesa over 10 years.

» Pedro Mielgo

Pedro is president of Gas Madrid, the Morgan Stanley owned gas distribution network in the Madrid region. Pedro and has a distinguished international career in the electricity, engineering, oil and petrochemical sectors. As chairman of Spain's national grid company REE (Red Eléctrica de España), Pedro led the firm through its international expansion and investment era. Prior to this, Pedro was Head of Production at REPOSA (part of the Rhône Poulenc group), Director of Projects at CAMPSA and Director of Energy Projects at INITEC, where his responsibilities included electricity generation and transport projects in Spain and internationally. Pedro is chairman of the Eurocofin Group and Board Member and Advisory Board Member of many Spanish and International firms including Landis+Gyr (global leader in electricity metering), Taiga (Central and Eastern European Renewable Energy Investment Fund) and Engyco.

» Isabel Tocino

Isabel is an independent Board Member of Banco Santander, Naturhouse and is a professor in Madrid's Complutense University. Formerly, Isabel was Spain's Minister of Environment, creating Spain's first Ministry for the Environment and is signatory for Spain on the Kyoto protocol. She is also ex-Chairwoman of the European Affairs and of the Foreign Affairs Committees of Spanish Congress and ex-Vice-Chairwoman for Europe of Siebel Systems. Isabel is a doctor in law, an elected member of the Spanish State Council and a Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors.

» José Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga

Ignacio is the founder and director of IIT, Institute for Technological Research at Madrid's Comillas University where he is also a professor of electrical engineering. In 2008-10 he is a visiting professor to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from where he holds his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in the Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). Ignacio is Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development and for five years he served as Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission. He is life member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Director of Training at the Florence School of Regulation and member of the European Energy Institute. Ignacio is an expert and extensive writer on electricity regulation and authored the White Paper on the Spanish electricity sector, which was delivered to the Spanish Government in July 2005. He has been principal researcher in some 50 projects and he has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and conferences. Ignacio works and lectures extensively on power system dynamic analysis, monitoring and diagnosis of power system devices and systems, intelligent computer design of industrial systems, planning and operation of electric generation and networks, and regulatory, economic and environmental aspects of the energy sector. In this latter topic he has been a consultant for governments, international institutions, industrial associations, and utilities in more than 30 countries. Ignacio is a reviewing editor for the IPCC and expert reviewer of the Roadmap 2050 publication by European Climate Foundation.

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