Energy Prospectives will bring together world figures recognized for their experience, vision and knowledge of the energy industry so they can share their expertise with business owners, regulators, senior managers and academics.
Three conversations are planned in 2019, to be held in March, June and October on IESE’s Madrid Campus.
These morning sessions will have two speakers followed by a discussion involving all participants.
Agenda June 20, 2019
Prof. José Luis Suárez, Director of IESE’s Campus in Madrid
Rafael Villaseca, president of the Naturgy Foundation
Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish throughout the day.
Ignacio Pérez Arriaga
He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC), and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT (Cambridge, MA). He was the founder and Director for 11 years of the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) at the UPC, where he has held the position of Vice President for Research and is currently a professor and BP Chair on Sustainable Development. Pérez Arriaga has been a commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission, and an independent member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of Ireland. He was also a member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
He is a full member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is the Director of Energy Training at the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute in Florence).
Pérez Arriaga was appointed by the Spanish government to prepare a white paper on regulatory reform of the electricity industry in Spain. He has supervised more than 90 research projects, 35 doctoral dissertations and over 100 master’s degree theses. Pérez Arriaga has published more than 200 articles in international journals and conferences, has taught courses, and has provided consulting services in over 30 countries.
He is the Principal Energy Advisor in the European Competition Law Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s Brussels office. His career has spanned more than 30 years at the European Commission, where he has held different positions: Head of Unit C2 Gas and Electricity at the DG for Energy and Transport, where he was responsible for all issues regarding gas and electricity; Director responsible for New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation; and Deputy Head of Cabinet.
Jones is also an expert in competition policy and was responsible for mergers and antitrust on the Energy Commissioner’s Cabinet. He is also a leading academic in competition and energy, and has edited and co-authored standard textbooks on competition law and energy markets, the internal energy market, and EU renewable energy law and policy, as well as books on merger control and a competition law reference work, the EU Competition Law Handbook. Jones supported the EU’s 20-20-20 Energy program for emissions reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy; and established gas and research strategy policies.