Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Seage was named Chief Executive Officer of Atlantica Yield when the Company was created in December 2013. Between May and November 2015, he resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Atlantica Yield to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Abengoa S.A. and during this period he remained involved in Atlantica Yield as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In 2006 he was named Abengoa Solar's CEO. Before joining Abengoa, he was a partner with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Seage holds a degree in Business Management from ICADE University in Madrid.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Martinez-Davis has more than 24 years of experience in senior finance positions both in the United States and Spain. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of several large industrial companies. Most recently, he has been Chief Financial Officer for the company responsible for the management and operation of the metropolitan rail service of the city of Madrid where he was also member of the Executive Committee. He has also worked as CFO for a retailer and as Deputy General Manager in Finance and Treasury for Telefonica Moviles. Prior to that, he worked for different investment banks in New York City and London for more than 10 years, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and BNP Paribas. Mr. Martinez-Davis holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Business Administration from Villanova University in Philadelphia and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Vice President Taxes and Risk Management
Mr. Silvan has served as Vice President Taxes, Risk Management and Compliance since our formation. Prior to that, he served as Abengoa's Vice President of Taxation beginning in 2007. Before joining Abengoa in 1998, he worked for the legal and tax advisory firm of Garrigues. Mr. Silvan holds a degree in Economics and Business Science from Huelva University, a master's degree in Tax Consultancy from Cajasol Business Institute and an MBA from San Telmo International Institute.
Vice President North America
Mr. Garcia currently serves as Vice President of our North American business. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he is responsible for managing two of our key assets, Solana and Mojave. Mr. Garcia was previously the General Manager of Abengoa Solar in the United States and of the Solana Power Plant. Before that, he held a number of managerial positions in various Abengoa companies over two decades. Mr. Garcia holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Madrid Technical University.
Vice President South America
Mr. Merino currently serves as Vice President of our South American business. Previously, he was the CEO of Abengoa's Brazilian business, as well as the head of Abengoa's commercial activities and partnerships in South America. Mr. Merino holds an MBA from San Telmo University.
Vice President EMEA
Mr. Esteban has served as Vice President of our operations in EMEA since July 2014. He had previously served at Abengoa's Corporate Concessions department for two years. Before joining Abengoa, David worked for the management consulting firm Arthur D. Little for seven years in the industries of Telecoms and Energy and then moved to a private equity firm specialized in renewable energy investments in Europe for three years.
Stevens C. Moore
Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development
Mr. Moore has more than 21 years of experience in finance positions in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has worked in various positions in Structured & Leveraged finance at Citibank and Banco Santander, and Vice President of M&A at GBS Finanzas. Most recently, he was Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Codere, the Madrid stock exchange listed international gaming company. He holds a B.A. Degree in History from Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Irene M. Hernandez
Ms. Hernandez has served as our General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to that, she served as head of our legal department since the date of our formation. Before that, Ms. Hernandez served as Deputy Secretary General at Abengoa Solar since 2012. Before joining Abengoa, she worked for several law firms. Ms. Hernandez holds a law degree from Complutense Madrid University and a Master's degree in law from the Madrid Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (ICAM)).
Director Investor Relations
Ms. Perez has served as Director of Investor Relations for Atlantica Yield since July 2014. She previously served as Consolidation and SEC Reporting manager both in Abengoa and Telvent, a Nasdaq listed company, for more than 5 years. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years as internal auditor in Prisa and external auditor in Deloitte. Leire holds a degree in business administration from Deusto Business School and is licensed as certified public accountant in Spain.