Chair of the Board

Paulina Beato (PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota) is a professor of economic analysis, a commercial technician, and a state economist. She has served on the Barcelona GSE Board of Trustees for several years and was elected Chair in November 2018.

Paulina Beato was the first female president of a Spanish public company and managed the creation of Red Electrica de España in 1985. She has held leadership positions in the public sector, the private sector, and multilateral institutions throughout her professional career, including heading the committee in charge of designing Spain's National Energy Plan, the Banking Supervision Division of the International Monetary Fund, the Sustainable Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB).

She has served on the boards of directors of companies such as Campsa, Red Electrica, Banesto, Solfocus, and Repsol. She is currently an advisor to TSB Banking Group and a member of the European Commission Expert Group on the design of electrical interconnections.

Paulina Beato has taught Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and in the Master's programs at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.