Former Spanish Primer Minister Felipe González to join Gas Natural Fenosa’s board

González will contribute to consolidating Gas Natural Fenosa’s international presence, mainly in South America. With this move, the Catalan energy company will gain a figure of international prestige with a large list of contacts. González was Prime Minister of Spain from 1982 to 1996. He leads the Expert Group on the future of Europe and his name was shortlisted to become the first President of the EU.

CNA / Josep Molina

December 17, 2010 10:08 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- Felipe González will join Gas Natural Fenosa’s board, which is chaired by Salvador Gabarró. This Friday, the board met and approved the inclusion of González as an independent board advisor, after receiving a positive report from the company’s appointments and retributions commission. González will take the place of José Arcas, also an independent advisor, who resigned after being in the position since June 2005. Gas Natural considers Felipe González’s international recognition and statesman status to be a positive contribution to the company’s presence in foreign markets. Gas Natural was highly convinced about González’s contact in South America, where the company has been operating since 18 years ago. As former Spanish Prime Minister from 1982 to 1996, Felipe González, member of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), has a wide and deep list of contacts on the international scene. He is a close friend of many former and current heads of state and government from all over the world. In addition, in the last years, González played a significant role in the European Union project. He chaired the reflection group on the future of Europe and his name was shortlisted a year ago to become the first President of the European Council.