José Domnguez Abascal, former president of Abengoa, dies at 71 | EUROtoday

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The professor, former president of Abengoa and former Secretary of State for Energy of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition José Domnguez Abascal He died this Saturday on the age of 71 after a protracted sickness, the Ministry confirmed on its social networks.

Domnguez Abascal was, at the moment, president of Envision Group in Spain and, after listening to the information, many individuals have transmitted their condolences by way of social networks, such because the Minister of Finance, Mara Jess Monterowho stated that he was “one of those people who dared to dream of new horizons and was also able to make them possible. His commitment and his vocation for service will always accompany us,” he careworn.

Born in Seville in 1953, Domnguez Abascal was a professor of Structures on the School of Engineers on the University of Seville and, from 2008 to 2015, he was technical basic secretary of Abengoa, in addition to advisor to the earlier president on R&D and know-how points. , after which he was appointed president of Abengoa in September 2016, a place he left in March 2017.

He additionally had a doctorate in industrial engineering (1977) from the University of Seville and was a researcher on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) between 1978 and 1979; He served as vice-rector of the University of Seville (1990-1992) and director of its School of Engineering (1993-1998).

Between 2004 and 2008 he was liable for the college system and R&D within the authorities of the Junta de Andaluca as basic secretary of Universities, Research and Technology.

In June 2018 he was appointed Secretary of State for Energy by the Council of Ministers and, as such, he was president of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), and member of the board of administrators of the State Society of Industrial Participations (SEPI).

He left the place of Secretary of State for Energy on January 18, 2020, rejoining the University of Seville and, since June 2022, he held the presidency of the multinational Envision Group in Spain.