Andrés Sendagorta, previously Vice President of SENER, is the Group’s new President, taking over from Jorge Sendagorta, who will continue to be linked to the SENER Group as its Honorary President. In addition to the appointment of the President, Jorge Sendagorta Cudós has been named as the new CEO, succeeding Jorge Unda. Both appointments are the fruit of the succession plan envisaged by the company, and they usher in a new phase.
Andrés Sendagorta holds a diploma in General Management from the Institute for Higher Business Studies IESE (Universidad de Navarra, Spain) and is a member of the Steering Committee of Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (the Institute for Stock Market Studies), and the President of the Basque Family Business Association AEFAME. A Lieutenant Commander and HARRIER pilot on board aircraft carriers (in both the U.S. and Spanish Navies), in 2009, he was awarded the Grand Cross of Naval Merit with white decoration by King Juan Carlos I. Andrés Sendagorta’s professional relationship with SENER was forged first as a Director (at the Board of Directors) and ten years later, since 2000, as Vice President of the Group while in 2018, he was appointed President of the SENER Foundation.
In addition to the appointment of the President, Jorge Sendagorta Cudós has been named as the new CEO, succeeding Jorge Unda. The incoming boss has been the Managing Director of SENER Engineering since 2018, having trained as an Industrial Engineer at the ICAI Higher Technical School of Engineering and specialising in Mechanical Engineering, he completed a Master’s Degree in the same specialty at the University of Berkeley, California. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the IESE. After spending time with FCC and General Electric, he began his career at SENER in 2012 as Project Manager in the Energy area. In 2015, he was appointed Country Manager of SENER in Mexico, the main office of the SENER Group outside Spain with over 350 professionals.