Marcelino Oreja Arburúa

Marcelino Oreja has been Chief Executive Officer of Enagás since September 2012. Currently, he is also a Trustee of the Transforma España Foundation, member of the Rey Juan Carlos University council and executive vicepresident of the Club Excelencia en Gestión.

Marcelino Oreja is a Patent and Trademark Agent. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the School of Engineering (ICAI) at the Pontifical University of Comillas and completed the Global CEO Programme and the Advanced Management Programme, both at the IESE Business School, as well as the Executive Program, held at Singularity University, and the “AVIRA” Program, held at INSEAD.

Between 1992 and 1997 he was General Secretary of the National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, maintaining close collaboration with the Spanish Confederation of Entrepreneurs. In his international and strategic development he has been an adviser to companies such as COMET or SERVICOM.

He founded DEF-4 patents and trademarks, which he sold to Garrigues Andersen in 1997, becoming its General Manager.

Among other senior positions, he was the International Director of Aldeasa, General Manager of EMTE and, following the merger with COMSA, General Manager of COMSA EMTE (the second biggest unlisted Spanish group in the infrastructure and technology sector). He was also Chairman of the FEVE railway company.

In the political sphere, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2004. He was also a Board Member of the Basque Energy Agency.

He is the author of two books: Viaje interior por África (2000) and Cultura emprendedora y la Unión Europea (2003).