Andrés Guevara De la Vega has been appointed the new president of bp in Spain. In his new position, Guevara de la Vega will contribute to strengthen the company’s strategy and consolidate the role bp will play in the energy transition process in Spain.
Guevara De la Vega joined bp in 2005 in the United States, having passed through McKinsey & Company. At the beginning of his career at bp, working in the oil supply and trading area for Latin America Based in Chicago, then London and Brazil, he spent most of his career leading the development of exploration and production businesses and the natural gas value chain. In this role Guevara De la Vega has worked on projects in southern Europe, with a focus on Spain and Italy, West Africa, Egypt, Trinidad, Russia, Argentina and the UK.
It also highlights his leadership since 2019 at new business development related to carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen.
Since his last position as vice president of the City Integrated Solutions business globally, he has contributed to seek decarbonization solutions for cities and regions, with the aim of fulfilling bp’s ambition to become a net zero emission company by 2050 or earlier and helping society achieve the same goals.
It is precisely from this position that he has led initiatives with the city of Houston and, more recently, with the city of Aberdeen to explore decarbonization opportunities in these cities, such as adoption electric urban transportation, the promotion of a circular economy and the development of hydrogen, among others.
In this regard, his vision and experience in global projects for the decarbonization of regions, companies and cities represent the company’s strong commitment to contribute to Spain’s energy transition goals. Likewise, the new president will contribute to consolidating the recently launched Valencia Community Clean Energy Center, where he has worked with the Spanish team, and which is a project positioned as spearheading bp’s transformation into Spain towards an integrated energy company.
“Since 1954, the Spanish bp team has built a very successful business. The future looks as exciting as our past. We have a unique opportunity in the challenges posed by the energy transition, leveraging our position in businesses such as biofuels, lubricants, gas and electricity, and transforming the Castellón refinery into a Clean Energy Center, increase investment in renewable energy and contribute to decarbonization targets in Spain and possibly the rest of Europe. I am very proud to lead and work with a team that can confidently look to the future”, said Guevara De la Vega.
Cum Laude Graduate in Production Engineering at Simón Bolívar University Caracas (Venezuela), Guevara De la Vega also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with honors in 2005 in the specialization of Economics and Finance. Currently, he combines his roles at bp with visiting professors at international universities such as Queen Mary of London, SciencePo of Paris and IESA of Venezuela.
Guevara De la Vega became president of bp in Spain after the announcement of Carlos Barrasa’s departure from the company, after more than two decades of successful career in multinational companies, to embark on a new professional stage.