Cristian Montoya

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Cristian Montoya

Head of Smart Solutions Department


Cristian is passionate about driving forward innovative solutions for sustainable energy. Throughout his studies in mechanical engineering in Colombia and Brazil and energy economics at the Ecole de Mines de Paris in France, he has developed technical skills and economical insights that help him to address the Global Climate Challenges using a multicultural approach. In his ten years working in Colombia, Brazil, and France, he has been at the forefront of developing innovative new products and managing new business lines in energy transition solutions. Since joining Iberdrola as Head of the Smart Solutions Department this year, Cristian is leading a team in energy efficiency, electric mobility, smart solar, green energy, and digital innovation.

With a history of over 170 years, Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number-one producer of wind power, and one of the world's largest electricity utilities by market capitalisation. The group has businesses in numerous countries and supplies energy to over 100 million people, mainly in Spain, United Kingdom (Scottish Power), USA (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy or France. With a workforce of 34,000 and assets of more than €122bn, it achieved a turnover of €35bn and a net profit of €3bn in 2018. The company lead the energy transition towards a sustainable model through our investments in renewable energy, smart grids, largescale energy storage and digital transformation to offer the most advanced products and services to our customers.

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