Jose Manuel Entrecanales is Executive Chairman and CEO of ACCIONA, one of Spain's leading corporations, which operates in infrastructure, renewable energy, water and services, in more than 30 countries.
Mr Entrecanales is actively engaged in some of the leading public-private initiatives supporting sustainable development and the fight against climate change, including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Economic Forum's CEO Climate Leadership Group, and the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change of the University of Cambridge. Within the United Nations’ framework, he is member of the advisory board to Ban Ki Moon for the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative, co-chairing the renewable energy group, as well as a member of the UN Global Compact and Caring for Climate initiatives.
He is Chairman of the Fundación Consejo España EEUU and member of the Board of the Instituto de la Empresa Familiar (Spain’s leading organization for family-owned businesses, of which he was Chairman from 2012 to 2014).
He is a founding member of the Pro CNIC Foundation, the main public-private initiative for cardiovascular research in Spain, led by Dr Valentín Fuster. He is also a patron of the Princess of Asturias Foundation and the Prado Museum, as well as member of the Casa Ducal de Medinaceli Foundation.
Mr Entrecanales is Chairman of the José Manuel Entrecanales Foundation for Innovation in Sustainability and Chairman of the Acciona Microenergy Foundation.