Carlos Ruiz Sacristán
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Ruiz is the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to his joining the Company, from 2007 to his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company in June, 2012, Carlos Ruiz Sacristán was a member of the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy. Since June, 2012, Carlos Ruiz Sacristán has been in charge of handling all the transactions of Sempra Energy in Mexico. Carlos Ruiz Sacristán is a partner in the consulting firm that provides advisory in infrastructure subjects and investment banking called Proyectos Estratégicos Integrales, S.C. Mr. Ruiz currently serves on the boards of directors of Southern Copper Corp., Banco Ve por Más, S.A. de C.V. and Grupo Creatica, S.A. de C.V. Prior to joining Proyectos Estratégicos Integrales, S.C. in 2001, Mr. Ruiz served as Mexico's Secretary of Communications and Transportation during the administration of Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León from 1994 to 2000. During this time he oversaw the restructuring of the country's communications and transportation sectors to increase investment, broaden competition and improve the country's infrastructure. Previously he served in several posts at the Central Bank (Banco de Mexico) from 1974 to 1988, the Finance Ministry from 1988 to 1992, and at Petróleos Mexicanos in 1994. Mr. Ruiz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Anahuac University in Mexico City and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago.
Tania Ortiz Mena López Negrete
Chief Development Officer
Tania Ortiz Mena has been IEnova's Chief Development Officer since July 2014.
Previously she served as Vice President for Business Development and External Affairs from 2009 to 2012, Vice President of External Affairs from 2009 to 2012, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs from 2002 to 2009 and General Manager from 2000 to 2002. Before joining Sempra Energy in 2000, Tania Ortiz Mena worked at PMI Comercio Internacional, a subsidiary of PEMEX, as Assistant Commercial Manager for Refined Products from 1994 to 1999. Tania Ortiz Mena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1993 and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Boston University in 1994. Tania Ortíz Mena was Vice President of the Mexican Natural Gas Association (Asociación Mexicana de Gas Natural from 2013 to 2014 and Chairman from 2015 to 2016, member of the World Energy Council, Mexico Chapter from 2015 to 2016. Currently Tania is the Vice President of the World Energy Council and member of the Advisory Board of The Energy Regulatory Commission.
Arturo Infanzón Favela
Chief Financial Officer
Arturo Infanzón is a member of the Board of Directors of IEnova.
Arturo Infanzón has been IEnova's Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. Previously he served as IEnova's Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer in January 2012 and Sempra International's Vice President for México and Director of Operations.
He also served as Controller of Operations in Mexico and General Manager of Ecogas. Prior to joining Sempra Energy in 1997, Arturo Infanzón worked at Price Waterhouse and the First National Bank.
Arturo Infanzón currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chilquinta Energía, S.A. and Luz del Sur, S.A.A., companies controlled by Sempra Energy. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexico and a Master's Degree in Finance from San Diego State University.
Juan Rodriguez Castañeda
Chief Corporate Affairs & Human Resources Officer
Juan Rodriguez Castañeda has been IEnova's Chief Corporate Affairs and Human Resources Officer since May 2016. Previously he served as the Company's Vice President of Corporate Matters and Human Resources from 2014 to 2016. Before joining IEnova he worked for 10 years in the aviation sector, where he served as Chief Corporate & Industry Affairs Officer from 2013 to 2014, Chief Human Resources Officer from 2010 to 2013 in Aeromexico, Chief Executive Officer in SEAT, currently Aeromexico Servicios in 2010 and Chief Executive Officer in Aeromexpress currently Aeromexico Cargo from 2004 to 2010. Juan Rodriguez Castañeda also served in the Mexican Public Administration from 1988 to 2004 including posts within the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Secretary of Communication and Transportation (SCT), PEMEX, as well as the Office of the Presidency, his most relevant positions were Chief of Staff for three Secretaries and General Coordinator of Planning at the Secretary of Communication and Transportation. Juan Rodriguez Castañeda holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Jesús Córdoba Domínguez
Chief Engineering & Construction Officer
Jesús Córdoba has been IEnova's Chief Engineering & Construction Officer since May 2016. Previously he served as the Vice President of Engineering & Construction from 2012 to 2016 and Director of Operations and Transportation from 2010 to 2012. Jesús Cordoba worked for El Paso Corporation in Mexico as Project Manager for Subsidiaries from 2001 to 2010 and as Superintendent of Contracts with TransCanada Pipelines in Mexico from 1998 to 2001. Jesus has 37 years of experience in infrastructure project execution, including 18 year of experience in project management in the construction industry in Mexico.
Jesús Córdoba has a bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad La Salle, specializing in project management.
Carlos Barajas Sandoval
Chief Operating Officer
Carlos Barajas has been IEnova's Chief Operating Officer since May 2016. Previously he served as Vice President of Operations from 2013 to 2016 and as Vice President of Gas in 2013.
Before joining IEnova, Carlos Barajas worked for LNG's Terminal in Altamira as General Director from 2007 to 2013; Director of Business Development for Shell Mexico from 2005 to 2007, Commercial Director for InterGen Mexico from 200 to 2005 and Commercial Manager for Energía Mayakan from 1997 to 2000.
Carlos Barajas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in 1992 and a Master's Degree in Engineering from British Columbia University in 2000 and a Master's Degree in Business and Economics from the Universidad Anáhuac in 2007.
René Buentello Carbonell
Chief Legal Counsel
Rene Buentello has been IEnova's Chief Legal Counsel since May 2016 and Pro-Secretary of the Board of Directors since 2010. Previously he served as Vice President and General Counsel from 2014 to 2016 and as General Counsel from 2010 to 2014. René Buentello began his corporate lawyer career at the industrial division of Grupo Carso, where he served as Legal Manager at Grupo Nacobre and Grupo Aluminio and Alternate Secretary and Secretary, respectively, of the Board of Directors of those companies from 1990 to 2002, and later he joined PEMEX, where he served in various positions in the transportation and logistical areas of Pemex-Gas and Pemex-Refining from 2002 to 2008. Subsequently, he served as Business Development Director at El Paso Corporation in Mexico from 2008 to 2010. RenéBuentello holds a law degree and graduate degrees in Economic and Corporate Law, Commercial Law and International Finance Law, all from the Universidad Panamericana.
Gerardo De Santiago Tona
Senior Vice President Strategic Planning
Gerardo de Santiago has been IEnova's Senior Vice President Strategic Planning since May 2016. Previously he served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Construction from 2010 to 2016. Gerardo De Santiago was Director of Sempra Pipelines & Storage México from 2008 to 2010, which became part of Sempra International in January 2012. Gerardo De Santiago served as Director of Ecogas from 2001 to 2008.
Before joining Sempra Energy in 2001, Gerardo De Santiago worked for the Municipal Water System of Saltillo from 1997 to 2000 and for the CFE from 1992 to 1997.
Gerardo De Santiago holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma del Noreste in 1991 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in 1996.
Manuela Molina Peralta
Vice President of Finance
Nelly Molina has been IENova's Vice President of Finance since July 2010.
Previously she served as Vice President of Finance at El Paso Corporation in Mexico from 2001 to 2010. Before working at El Paso Corporation (Mexico), Ms. Molina was General Manager of Kinder Morgan (Mexico), the first distributor of natural gas in Hermosillo, Sonora, from 1997 to 2001.Ms. Molina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Universidad de Sonora in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.In 2015 Ms. Molina was national president of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas), currently she is chairman of the Issuers Committee of the Mexican Stock Exchange and independent advisor of the New Mexico City Airport Project. She is also a board member and founder of NatGas Querétaro.
Roberto Rubio Macías
Vice President Controller
Roberto Rubio has been IEnova’s Vice President Controller since may 2016. Previously he served as the controller from 2012 to 2016. Roberto served as Sempra International’s Foreign Investment Accounting Manager from July 2011 to October 2012, and Manager of Internal Auditing of Luz del Sur, S.A.A (a Sempra Energy subsidiary in Lima, Peru) from January to June 2011. He served as IEnova’s Financial Reporting Manager from 2007 to 2010 in Tijuana, the Controller of Termoeléctrica de Mexicali from 2005 to 2007, Accounting Manager of Sempra Energy México in Tijuana from 2003 to 2005, and the Controller of Ecogas in Chihuahua from 2001 to 2003.
Before joining Sempra Energy in 2001, Roberto Rubio worked from 1998 to 2001 as Administrative Manager at a textile products manufacturer, as Regional Administrative Supervisor at British American Tobacco from 1996 to 1998 and as Senior Auditor at Deloitte Chihuahua, Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza, S.C. from 1993 to 1996.
Roberto Rubio holds an Accounting Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, 1995, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, 2001, from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, and is a Certified Public Accountant certified by the Mexican Public Accountants Institute in 2001.
Jorge Molina Casellas
Commercial Vice President
Jorge Molina is IEnova's Commercial Vice President since May 2016. Previously he served as the company’s Business Director from 2012 to 2016, and has held management positions in the commercial, finance, project, regulatory and operations areas in different business units since he join the company in 1997. Before joining IEnova he worked as Financial Advisor for Bancomer from 1993 to 1997. Jorge Molina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior Campus Mexicali.
Juancho Eekhout Smith
Vice President of Development
Juancho Eekhout Smith has been IEnova's Vice President of Development since august 2016. Previously he served as senior director of Commercial Development for Sempra LNG & Midstream from 2014 to 2016, where he led the initial stage of development of the Energía Costa Azul liquefaction project in Baja California, Mexico.Previously, he worked as San Diego Gas & Electric’s director of Strategic Planning & New Products and Services and as the utility’s director of Origination & Portfolio Design from 2010 to 2013. Eekhout began his career with Sempra Energy in 2008 as director of Mergers and Acquisitions where he played a key role in the divestment of RBS-Sempra Commodities and supported the acquisition of El Paso’s assets in Mexico. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, he worked eight years in the Oil Trading and Refining & Fuel Marketing departments at British Petroleum. Juancho Eekhout holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela.