Francisco Gea

EMD Exploration & Production at Repsol

Francisco Gea Pascual del Riquelme is executive managing director of Exploration and Production (E&P) and member of Repsol's Executive Committee. His division oversees the company's Upstream assets worldwide underpinned by flexibility, efficiency, and a high technological level in order to increase its contribution to the Group and generate positive cash flow. His strategy upon leading the business focuses on the creation of short-cycle projects in key geographical areas that prioritize its assets’ value over volume and emissions reduction, while contributing to the energy transition and decarbonization.

Until August 2022, he was Repsol's global director of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and previously held the position of director for various Exploration and Production operations.

He has extensive experience in the energy sector as in recent years he has taken on important roles in the Oil & Gas value chain and in corporate environments, both at national and international level.

He joined the Repsol Group in 2003 as part of the Marketing Spain department and then transferred to the Strategy and M&A corporate department in 2007. He began his professional career in the E&P business in 2013 as the country manager for Indonesia, later becoming business unit country director in 2015 following the acquisition of Talisman. In 2018, he moved to Algeria to take on the role of director for this country's business unit. Later in 2021, he briefly served as the director of E&P Business Development.

Francisco Gea Pascual del Riquelme holds a degree in administration and business management from the Pontifical University of Comillas and an Executive MBA from IESE.



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