Antonio Criado. Corporate Director of R+D+i of Navantia

Industrial Engineering degree by University of Seville. Started his professional career in Foster Wheeler as instrumentation engineer, since 1986 works in the then called Bazan and now Navantia, where has been Head of electronic design and Head of Meroka Program in the Systems division, and currently he is the Corporate Director of R+ D + i.

Ricardo Rocha. Head of Offshore structures in EDP Renewables

Is a geological engineer with more than thirteen years of experience in management and consultancy in the field of Geosciences Applied to Engineering, both onshore and offshore. He has specialized in the geological, geotechnical and geophysical characterization of the site and its applications to the different phases of development, design and construction of large projects with applications to oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy industries, mining, water distribution, supply of energy and transport.Mr. Rocha’s experience includes projects carried out throughout Europe, Africa and South America

Pierre Tardieu. Deputy-Director Public Affairs at WindEurope

Pierre manages the team in charge of advocacy and messaging which covers market design, Climate policy (ETS and UNFCCC negotiations) as well as EU regulatory frameworks including long term renewable energy targets and State aid. He also supports WindEurope’s international work with an emphasis on trade policy.

Pierre joined WindEurope in 2011 and has been working on renewable energy and environmental policy on behalf of trade associations since 2006. He has a background in political science and European Affairs and is a graduate of the College of Europe, Paris Catholic Institute and Science-Po Strasbourg.

Manuel Ignacio Pérez.  Manager I+D+I of Windar Renovables

Higher Industrial Engineer from the University of Oviedo, specialized in Industrial Organization and Lean methodology. Since the beginning of his career he has been linked to the Daniel Alonso Group, holding positions of responsibility in national and international plants. He is currently responsible for Process Engineering at Windar Renovables.

Aaron Smith . VP of Strategy of PPI Power

Aaron was an economist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he led a portfolio of work designed to identify high-value opportunities for onshore and offshore wind technologies and provide the United States Department of Energy with strategic decision support. In this role, and in his previous work as an electrical industry consultant, Aaron partnered with industry, research organizations and academia to accelerate the commercialization of innovative renewable generation technologies through focused economic analysis. Aaron graduated with honors from the University of Vermont with degrees in economics and political science.

Estanislao Rey-Baltar.  Wikinger Project Director of Iberdrola

Degree in economics from the University of Deusto and Master degree in business management from the IE. He has over 18 years of experience in Iberdrola assuming different positions of responsibility, among which are:

  • General Manager of the Spanish Challenge of the Copa América (Iberdrola was the main sponsor Of Copa América)
  • Financial Manager of Iberdrola Renovables
  • Added to the CEO of Iberdrola Renovables
  • Manager of the Wikinger Marine Wind Project

Irina Elizabeth Cortizo . Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Renewables of Atkins

Irina is a chartered engineer with the ImechE having graduated as an industrial engineer from the University of Oviedo. Her experience over the last 6 years has been focused on the concept, feed and detailed design of offshore wind substructures, both for wind turbine generators and offshore substation platforms. She is an active member of the offshore wind innovation board for Atkins SNC-Lavalin, supporting the development of new technologies within the offshore wind sector.