Joaquín Mendiluce, New Business Manager at Naturgy, appointed as Chairman of Gasnam

  • The Board of Directors of the Iberian Association for Gas-powered Mobility (GASNAM) approved the appointment of Joaquín Mendiluce earlier today to replace José Ramón Freire, who had held the post since 2013.
Joaquín Mendiluce
Joaquín Mendiluce

The New Business Manager of Naturgy, Joaquín Mendiluce, was appointed as Chairman of the Iberian Association for Gas-powered Mobility (GASNAM) earlier today. The Board of Directors of the organisation ratified his appointment as chairman today, in representation of Naturgy and replacing José Ramón Freire, who had held the post since the association was set up in 2013.

Joaquín Mendiluce has a Degree in Law and Economics from the University of Navarre and a Degree in Finance from L’Ecole Superior de Commerce de Poitiers. He also has a Global Executive MBA from Georgetown and an Executive MBA from the IE Business School.

He began his professional career at Accenture and then joined Gas Natural Fenosa (now Naturgy), where he has held the following posts over the last 14 years: Natural Gas Distribution Accesses, Revenue and Procurement Manager, Regulated Natural Gas Business Planning Manager, Gas Natural Fenosa Shared Distribution Services Manager, General Manager of Gas Natural Europe and General Manager of Gas Natural Comercializadora. He is currently the New Business Manager of Naturgy.

About Naturgy

Naturgy is a leading multinational group in the energy sector leading the way in gas and electricity integration in Spain and Latin America. The company currently has close on 18 million customers, an installed capacity of 15.4 MW and a diversified electricity generation mix. It is also one of the largest natural gas distributors in Latin America.

With a history dating back more than 175 years, the company efficiently competes in those markets where it operates within the growing process of integration, globalisation and increasing competition. Naturgy is currently working to roll out the targets in its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which is focused on creating value and becoming a first-rate energy operator worldwide.


GASNAM is an Iberian association that was set up to foster the use of natural gas and renewable gas in land-based and maritime mobility in the Iberian Peninsula. It currently has 125 members from numerous sectors: energy, automotion, engineering, goods and passenger transportation, ports, shipping companies, shipyards, universities and public authorities.