1 October, 2012

Mercedes Sierra appointed Head of SENER Grupo de Ingeniería’s Organization and Resources Management

Mercedes Sierra has been appointed Head of Organization and Resources Management at SENER, an engineering and technology group that works in the Aeronautics, Energy and Environment, and Engineering and Construction fields. The group, which currently employees over 5,200 professionals, has offices on four continents and has a turnover of €1.16 billion (2011 figures).

The position of Head of Organization and Resources Management has been created in order to coordinate the actions of all of the group’s affiliated companies. These include the concentrated solar power plants developer Torresol Energy (60% SENER), the multidisciplinary engineering firm SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, the aeronautical engine company Industria de Turbopropulsores ITP, together with the Zabalgarbi municipal solid waste treatment plant and the Valpuren Comatur and Valpuren Bañuelo manure treatment units.

In her new position, Sierra will be responsible for promoting organizational development, spreading management best practices, and overseeing the application of internal standards to all of the SENER Group companies.

Mercedes Sierra joined SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas in 1985 and was with the company for 20 years, during which time she was in charge of international and multidisciplinary contracts. Then, from 2005 to 2009, she worked as Director of the Aerospace Department at the Spanish Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), and represented the Spanish government in numerous organizations and at international conferences, including at the European Space Agency (ESA) and on the Boards of Directors of HISPASAT, GSS (Galileo Sistemas y Servicios) and the ORC (Orbital Recovery Corporation). In July 2009 she returned to SENER, working at its San Francisco office as VicePresident and Head of Concentrated Solar Power Business Development in the United States.

Sierra holds a Master in Structural Engineering and in History of Art. She has also completed an Executive MBA at IESE Business School.

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