Rafael, a Spanish national, is the Energy Specialist for the Scaling-up of Renewable Energy Program (SREP).
Before joining the CIF team in 2015, Rafael worked in the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice, where he was consulting on renewable energy projects (mostly Concentrated Solar Power and geothermal) in Middle East & North Africa, Africa and Latin America. He was also part of the International Finance Corporation Advisory Services Clean Energy team, analyzing the portfolio of renewable captive power projects.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Rafael held different positions in the public and private sector. He worked as a bioethanol project manager at Acciona, as a renewable energy engineer at the Spanish Institute for Aerospace Technology (focused on hydrogen and fuel cells), and a business development manager for the European market at the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel. Rafael holds a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy & Energy Markets, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.