Ignasi Nieto

Position: Chairman and chief executive

Biography: Ignasi Nieto is the head of Spain’s INECO, part of the Saudi-Spanish Al-Shoula consortium that won the signalling contract for phase 2 of the Haramain project. In 2008-10, Nieto served as executive vice president of Isdefe, a state-owned company that provides engineering and consulting services to Spain’s defence industry.

Between 2006 and 2008, Nieto was secretary general of energy and president of the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving and president of the Institute for the Restructuring of Coal Mining. He was director of regulation and competition for the National Energy Commission from 2005-06, deputy director of the Catalan Institute of Energy from 2004-05 and commercial director of electrical firm Fecsa-Endesa from 1998-2002.

Nieto has a doctorate in economics from the University of Barcelona and a master’s in special studies in administration and management from the US’ Harvard University.

Contact Tel: (+34) 9 145 21200
Company website: www.ineco.es