José Ignacio Sánchez Galán is a businessperson who founded Grupo Matarromera SL and Bodega Matarromera SA and who has been at the helm of 12 different companies. Presently, he is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Iberdrola SA, Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Scottish Power Ltd., Chairman of Avangrid, Inc. and Chairman of Iberdrola Inmobiliaria SA (which are all subsidiaries of Iberdrola SA) and Chairman for Neoenergia SA. José Ignacio Sánchez Galán is also Member of Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, Chairman-Social Council at the University of Salamanca, Member of Círculo de Empresarios, Member of La Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección, Member of Círculo de Empresarios Vascos, Member of Círculo de Economía, Member of Consejo Empresarial Para La Competitividad, Member of GlobalScot Network, Professor at Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid and Member of J. P. Morgan International Council and on the board of 15 other companies.
In his past career he occupied the position of Chairman of EuroJet Turbo GmbH, Chief Operating Officer, Director & GM at Industría de Turbo Propulsores SA, Chairman of Iberdrola Renovables SA, Chairman of Desafio Espanol 2007 SA, Chairman for Scottish Power UK Plc, Chairman at Iberdrola USA, Inc., Chief Executive Officer for Vodafone España SA, Chief Executive Officer for Airtel Movil SA, Chairman-Electricity Cluster & Member at Forum Mondial de L'Economie and Director at Grupo Matarromera SL.
He received an undergraduate degree from Instituto Catolico de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas and an undergraduate degree from Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería.