Ana Lopez Contreras

Human Resources Manager, Spain

Prior to joining Renewable Power Capital as HR Manager in Spain, Ana was in the Offshore environment as Senior HR Manager of HRBP worldwide. She has worked in Human Resources for the last 20 years in various sectors such as Services, Automotive or Renewable Energy. Her experience has been multidisciplinary and in international environments. 

Ana has a Masters Degree in Human Resources and has completed her Psychology degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

What’s your role at RPC?

I am the HR Manager in Spain. I am responsible for implementing and contributing to the company's HR strategy.

What’s a typical working day for you?

At the beginning of the day, I check the pending tasks, emails, or other activities to prepare for the day. My day is usually split between recruitment processes, HR needs or employee requests. 

Another part of the day is to update processes, policies, or improvements such as performance, training.

What have you found during your time at RPC?

I have found that I made a good decision in accepting the company's offer. I have found a cohesive team, who help each other whatever the nature of the need. A first-class team of experts both professionally and personally. I am very happy because it was important to me that the HR department helps to develop its employees in an international, multicultural, and diverse environment.

What’s your proudest career moment?

To have made the transition from a static model of working in the office to a policy where the employee was the one who decided where, when and how he/she worked.

This took about 6 years, during which time we undertook a change management, many training courses for both employees and managers, addressing many needs of both, changes in company policies, ....  

It was very gratifying to see how the work balance of the employees increased as well as the productivity and atmosphere at work.

What do you do in your spare time?

When I have free time I love to be with my family, explore new international restaurants, go to the cinema, watch films or series together. I have decided to go to the gym and now I do Pilates.... I still need to get into the habit :). But what I like the most is hanging out with friends and going for lunch and even dinner or more...

Where’s your favourite place in Europe?

Definitely Lisbon. It is a wonderful city, with a lot of history, unique places and a wonderful gastronomy.

What’s your favourite clean technology and why?

I don't think I can pick one in particular, they are all important.