Guevara De la Vega to lead bp during Spain’s energy transition
Andrés Guevara De la Vega has been appointed as the new president of bp in Spain. In his new position, Guevara de la Vega will help reinforce the company’s strategy and consolidate the role that bp will play within Spain’s energy transition process.
Guevara De la Vega becomes president of bp in Spain after the announcement of the departure of Carlos Barrasa from the company.
Guevara De la Vega joined bp in 2005 in the United States, after passing through McKinsey & Company. At the beginning of his career in bp, he worked in the area of supply and trading of oil for Latin America based in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., and later from London, UK, and Brazil, spending most of his career leading the development of exploration and production businesses and the natural gas value chain. In these roles Guevara De la Vega has worked on projects in southern Europe, with a focus on Spain and Italy, West Africa, Egypt, Trinidad, Russia, Argentina and the United Kingdom.
From his last position as vice president of the City Integrated Solutions business globally, he has contributed to the search for decarbonisation solutions for cities and regions, with the aim of fulfilling bp’s ambition to become a net zero emissions company for the 2050 or earlier and help society achieve this same goal.
It is precisely from this position that he has led initiatives with the city of Houston, Texas, U.S.A., and, more recently, with the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, to explore decarbonization opportunities in these cities, such as the adoption of electric urban transport, the promotion of the circular economy and the development of hydrogen, among others.
In this sense, its vision and experience in global projects for the decarbonization of regions, companies and cities represents a firm commitment by the company to contribute to the energy transition objectives of Spain. Likewise, the new president will contribute to consolidating the recently launched Clean Energy Hub of the Valencian Community, in which he has already been working with the Spanish team. This project is positioned as the spearhead of the transformation of bp into Spain towards an integrated energy company.
“Since 1954, the bp Spain team has built a very successful business. The future looks as exciting as our past. We have a unique opportunity within the challenge posed by the energy transition, taking advantage of our position in businesses such as biofuels, lubricants, gas and electricity, as well as converting the Castellón refinery into a Clean Energy Hub, increasing investment in renewable energies and contributing to the decarbonisation targets of Spain and potentially the rest of Europe. I am tremendously proud to lead and work with a team that can confidently look to the future, ”said Guevara De la Vega.
With a Cum Laude degree in Production Engineering from the Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela, Guevara De la Vega also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with honors in 2005. Currently, he combines his role in bp with that of visiting professor at international universities such as Queen Mary of London, SciencePo of Paris and IESA of Venezuela.