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Mr Rodriguez was appointed as CEO of Ocean Winds in December 2021. He was born in Lugo de Llanera (Asturias, Spain) in 1961. He is an Industrial Engineer, Electrical Specialist, Electronics and Automation from University of Oviedo. He completed the Superior General Management Program at the European School of Business Administration, as well at the Advanced Management Program at IESE.
He began his professional career in 1988 at Electricité of France in Lille (France) within Commet Project of European Union. In 1998 he joined Hidroelectrica del Cantabrico, as Head of Planning of the Transmission and Distribution Network. Between 1999 and 2002, was Director of Planification and Clients of Hidrocantabrico Distribution, highlighting in this period his participation in regulatory matters like the Remuneration Model of Electrical Distribution Activity in Spain, or the development of new Distribution Electrical markets under a competitive environment. Between 2002 and 2007 he combined the position of Director of renewables and Network at Hidrocantabrico with Director of Construction at NEO (EDP Renewables).
Since 2008 he has developed his professional activity in EDPR, currently as Global Technical Director of EDP Renewables, and Board of Directors member of several subsidiaries and affiliates of the EDP and EDPR group in different countries. Since 2020 at Ocean Winds – a 50:50 offshore wind joint venture, owned and created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE – he is Board Member ( Director ), and CEO since December 2021.
Grzegorz Gorski is Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Winds since the inception of the company in 2020. In this role, he is responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance, asset management, HSEQ, as well as the oversight of local Business Units.
Prior to this position, he was Managing Director of Centralised Power Generation Business Line in ENGIE HQ, responsible for fleet management and capital allocation of more than 100GW of thermal and renewable assets “in front of the meter” in 43 countries. Beforehand, he was already in the ENGIE HQ in Paris, as Executive Vice-President of Innovation, Marketing and New Business. Among other achievements in this role, he created and managed CVC fund ENGIE New Ventures.
Precedently, and as member of the Executive Committee of GDF Suez Energy Europe, he was responsible for operations in Central and Eastern Europe and Iberia, which included thermal (gas and coal), renewable (wind, solar, biomass and hydro) power generation, gas distribution networks, power and gas retail, as well as energy trading.
He had previously been Country Manager Electrabel Polska and formerly CEO of CITEC in Katowice, an engineering company he founded as an entrepreneur and later sold to Tractebel Engineering.
Grzegorz Gorski holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, and completed numerous executive education programs at INSEAD and LBS. He was lecturer at Silesian Technical University in Katowice and design Engineer in Biprohut Gliwice.
Oscar has more than 10 years’ experience in offshore wind energy and more than 15 in negotiation positions. He has a strong technical and commercial background. During his career he has achieved strong credibility in delivering and executing contracting strategies and partnerships with supply chain, business insight and commercial resolution. As Project Director for Moray East, taking the project to a CfD award and financial close, he added strong project management capabilities and a profound knowledge of the entire offshore wind value chain, from development to equity and finance investors. He is an Aeronautical Engineer with an Executive MBA from the IE Business School and has been a part of the FIDIC group delivering the offshore wind FIDIC standard.
Rafael Munilla holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid (ICADE E-3), and an MBA from IESE Business School. He joined Ocean Winds (OW) before inception and is now Chief Business Development Officer, member of the Management Committee. Being part of the initial OW core team, Rafael was previously responsible for different areas within Business Development, including the Bid Structuring department, from which he was leading OW’s efforts during the latest offshore wind auctions and tenders. Prior to OW, he worked in EDP Renováveis (EDPR), leading Regulation and Markets department for Europe, Brazil, and new geographies since 2011. Before joining EDPR, he worked in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants mainly focused on energy projects.
Active in the energy infrastructure sector for more than 20 years, Matteo has managed several European transactions at Edison Mission Energy and Babcock and Brown, holding lead roles in project finance, M&A and principal investment. He spent two-and-a-half years as the CFO of clean tech start-up, Highview Power Storage, before joining ENGIE in 2012. He headed ENGIE’s UK and Irish business development activities in the energy infrastructure space. Matteo holds a Degree in Business Administration from the Bocconi University, Milan.
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