José Ignacio Sánchez Galán
(Salamanca, 1950) is a Spanish businessman. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Iberdrola, a multinational group with a presence in dozens of countries comprising major companies including ScottishPower in the UK, Iberdrola USA and Elektro in Brazil.
Born in Salamanca, Spain in 1950, married and the father of four children. He then moved to Madrid where he graduated in electro-mechanical industrial engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ICAI) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
He also graduated in Business Administration and Foreign Trade from the Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ICADE) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid) and obtained a degree in General Business Administration and Foreign Trade from the Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) of Madrid. He speaks English, French and Italian.
Galan began his professional career in 1972 at Sociedad Española del Acumulador Tudor, where from various executive posts he managed the company’s international expansion.
In the early 1990s, Ignacio Galán managed Industria de Turbopropulsores (ITP)
[Ignacio SÃ¡nchez GalÃ¡n.jpg|thumb|Ignacio SÃ¡nchez GalÃ¡n, visiting the works at Maine Power Reliability Program (U.S.A.).]
He is also a visiting lecturer at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and he has been a lecturer at ICAI’s Industrial Engineering College. In 2011 he was given an Honorary Degree by the University of Edinburgh and by the University of Salamanca, in recognition to his capacity for innovation, constant change and strategic vision throughout his professional career. Best CEO in the European utilities sector in the 2011 All-Europe Executive Team ranking, prepared by Institutional Investor Research; 2008 Business Leader of the Year award from the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and the 2008 International Economy Award from the Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation.
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