Governing bodies

Our governing body aims to ensure the proper management and representation of the company in all matters related to its activity, and establishes, among others, strategic, accounting, organisational and financing policies.

Board of Directors

Alejandro Chaves

Chairman and Proprietary Director

Alejandro Chaves is a co-founding partner of the company. Since its creation in 2005, he has held several positions, most recently as executive chairman. He has extensive experience in the photovoltaic sector, having also founded, together with Gustavo Carrero and Javier Remacha, Proinso, and Mecasolar together with Gustavo, both companies related to the photovoltaic sector. He also founded one of the largest producers and marketers of fresh organic vegetables in Europe, of which he is currently Chairman and CEO. His entrepreneurial nature has also led him to invest in a number of sectors such as mining, real estate, technology, biomedicine and health.

Gustavo Carrero

Proprietary Director

Gustavo Carrero is a co-founding partner of the company and has contributed greatly to its development and positioning. He is also co-founder of Mecasolar, together with Alejandro Chaves; of Proinso together with Alejandro and Javier Remacha, and of the company Gesternova. He was a member of the board of ASIF and co-founder and board member of AEF and UNEF. In addition, Gustavo is actively involved as a founder, director and investor in companies in other areas such as biotechnology, hospitality, real estate, mining and venture capital. He is a member of the supervisory committees of biotech venture capital funds Columbus Innvierte Life Science II, FCR and Columbus Innvierte Life Science III, FCR and co-investor in Viralgen, on gene therapy.

Javier Remacha

Proprietary Director

Javier Remacha, with nearly 30 years of experience in the engineering sector, is a co-founding partner of Opdenergy. He also co-founded Proinso, together with Alejandro Chaves and Gustavo Carrero. In addition to his extensive knowledge of civil engineering, he has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, which has led him to found several real estate development and asset holding companies in Spain.

Luis Cid

Executive Director

Luis Cid has been CEO since 2017 and has more than a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector. He joined the company in 2010 as Head of Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions and Structured Finance, leading the company’s expansion in six different markets -including the UK and the US- and has achieved important milestones such as the start-up of the wind division and the increase of its project portfolio to 8GWs. Before joining Opdenergy, he was Business Development Director of Iberdrola’s Engineering and Construction division, where he was responsible for the development of renewable energy projects and electricity distribution networks.

Cristina Fernández

Independent Director

Cristina Fernández is an independent director of Opdenergy. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance. Since 2014, she has held the position of Head of Investor Relations at Amadeus IT Group, having previously worked at private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, as Investment Director, between 2006 and 2014; in the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets in New York and London, from 2000 to 2006; and in the tax group of KPMG in New York from 1998 to 2000.

Mar Gallardo

Independent Director

Mar Gallardo is an independent director of the company. She has extensive experience in auditing in different sectors, including regulated and listed companies on Ibex and continuous market, having been a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked for more than 30 years and was part of its Management Committee as responsible for several sectors. She was also patron of its Foundation. She is currently an independent director and chair of the Audit Committee of Prim, S.A. and of Nationale Nederlanden in Spain, where she is also Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Chony Martín

Independent Director

Chony Martín is an independent director of Opdenergy. She has more than 20 years of experience in management, corporate development and ESG compliance. She is currently executive director and CFO of Árima Real Estate SOCIMI, since 2018, and previously, she was CFO at Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI, between 2014 and 2018, as well as its Director of Investor Relations. She has also worked as CFO at Redevco, where she covered the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish real estate markets, as well as in the real estate sector at Testa and Prima Inmobiliaria.

Delegated Board Committees

The Board of Directors has created an Audit Committee, an Appointments and Remuneration Committee and a Sustainable Development Committee, with the objective of periodically supervising and analysing the internal and external audit system, corporate governance and compliance policies, as well as modifications and updates that contribute to continuous improvement in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

Consejero Category Audit Committee Appointments and Remuneration Committee Sustainability Commission
Alejandro Javier Chaves Proprietary Director
Gustavo Carrero Diez Proprietary Director
Francisco Javier Remacha Proprietary Director
Luis Cid Executive
Cristina Fernández González-Granda Independent
Mar Gallardo Mateo Independent
Chony Martín Vicente-Mazariegos Independent
Committee Chairman Member of the Committee

Corporate rules

Our statutes are the framework for the functioning of the organisation.