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Belén Linares

R&D and Innovation Director at Acciona

Belén Linares has 17 years professional experience in Aerospace & Energy business. She is an expert in Research, Technology & Product development for Energy & Powerplant Systems. She manages worldwide, international high qualified engineering teams devoted to the Research & Development oriented to the Business Application & Profitablity in Renewable Energy & Aerospace.

French educated, she started her career in 1998 in the Airbus Industry, managing the A400M Military Aircraft Powerplant System Team in Toulouse (France) & Madrid (Spain). She moved in 2004 to the Energy sector, into Siemens Gamesa, Global Wind Turbine Manufacturer where she dedicated part of her career to lead the product & technology development team as R&D Director. All implemented in a global energy market: India, Mexico, Europe, USA & Brasil. Since 2016, Belén joined the utility Acciona Energy as Innovation & R&D Director. Acciona Energy is a Global Renewables Company that commercializes the energy & operates more than 9GW Renewable Assets.

Belén is an Aerospace Engineer, and holds a High Degree in Electrical Systems by the Madrid Polytechnic University (Spain). She completed the Advanced Management Program for Executives from ESADE Business School (Spain) & the Global Growth Strategy Program from Wharton School in Philadelphia (USA). Belén is also the Innovation & Technology Vice President of EJECON: Spanish Women Executives & CEO’s Association.

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