Board of Directors of Gas Natural Fenosa appoints Javier de Jaime, José Antonio Torre de Silva and Juan Arbide as proprietary directors - Naturgy - Press room

Board of Directors of Gas Natural Fenosa appoints Javier de Jaime, José Antonio Torre de Silva and Juan Arbide as proprietary directors


  • The Board of Directors of GAS NATURAL FENOSA has appointed Javier de Jaime, José Antonio Torre de Silva and Juan Arbide as proprietary directors, who will replace the three proprietary directors from Repsol.
  • Furthermore, the governing body of GAS NATURAL FENOSA appointed Francisco Belil Creixell as a member of the Audit Committee and Ramón Adell Ramón as a member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee.


After selling the shares in GAS NATURAL SDG S.A. owned by Repsol, S.A. to RIOJA BIDCO SHAREHOLDINGS, S.L.U., the company’s Board of Directors agreed at its session on 17 May 2018 to appoint the following people as proprietary directors via the cooptation system until the next General Shareholders' Meeting:


-           Javier de Jaime Guijarro, in representation of the company RIOJA BIDCO SHAREHOLDINGS, S.L.U. He was also appointed as a member of the Executive Committee and the Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

-         José Antonio Torre de Silva López de Letona in representation of the company THEATRE DIRECTORSHIP SERVICES BETA, S.à.r.l. He was also appointed as a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.

-         Juan Arbide Estensoro in representation of the company THEATRE DIRECTORSHIP SERVICES DELTA, S.à.r.l.

Furthermore, the Board of Directors accepted the resignations presented by Luis Suárez de Lezo, Íñigo Alonso de Noriega Satústregui and Guillermo Llopis García from their positions as proprietary directors in representation of the company Repsol, thanking them for their valuable collaboration in the best interests of the company and the high level of professionalism demonstrated in the performance of their duties.

The Board of Directors also agreed to appoint Francisco Belil Creixell as member of the Audit Committee; Ramón Adell Ramón as member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee; and to accept their resignation from their posts as member of the Audit Committee and member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of Cristina Garmendia.

Composition of the Board of Directors and its committees

Board of Directors:
Chairman & CEO: Mr Francisco Reynés Massanet

Board Members: Mr William Alan Woodburn (1); Mr Ramón Adell Ramón (2); Mr Enrique Alcántara-García Irazoqui; Mr Xabier Añoveros Trías de Bes; Mr Marcelino Armenter Vidal; Mr Mario Armero Montes; Mr Francisco Belil Creixell; Ms Benita María Ferrero-Waldner; Mr Alejandro García-Bragado Dalmau; Ms Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal; Ms Helena Herrero Starkie; Mr Rajaram Rao; Rioja Bidco Shareholdings, S.L.U. (Mr Javier de Jaime Guijarro); Theatre Directorship Services Beta, S.à.r.l. (Mr Jose Antonio Torre de Silva López de Letona); Theatre Directorship Services Delta, S.à.r.l.  (Mr Juan Arbide Estensoro)

(1) Vice President

(2) Coordinating Director.

Executive Committee:
Chairman: Mr Francisco Reynés Massanet

Board Members: Mr Ramón Adell Ramón; Mr Marcelino Armenter Vidal; Mr Francisco Belil Creixell; Ms Benita María Ferrero-Waldner; Mr Alejandro García-Bragado Dalmau; Mr Rajaram Rao; Mr William Alan Woodburn; Rioja Bidco Shareholdings, S.L.U. (Mr Javier de Jaime Guijarro); Theatre Directorship Services Beta, S.à.r.l. (Mr Jose Antonio Torre de Silva López de Letona)

Audit Committee:

Chairman: Mr Ramón Adell Ramón.

Board Members: Mr Enrique Alcántara-García Irazoqui; Mr Xabier Añoveros Trías de Bes; Mr Francisco Belil Creixell. Ms Helena Herrero Starkie; Mr Rajaram Rao; Theatre Directorship Services Beta, S.à.r.l. (Mr Jose Antonio Torre de Silva López de Letona).

Appointments and Remuneration Committee:

Chairman: Francisco Belil Creixell.

Board Members: Mr Ramón Adell Ramón; Mr Alejandro García-Bragado Dalmau; Mr William Alan Woodburn; Rioja Bidco Shareholdings, S.L.U. (Mr Javier de Jaime Guijarro) 


Scope and subject: Appointments, Corporate

Madrid, 18 May 2018

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