José María Orejana is responsible for coordinating the co-developments and managing the acquired development portfolio within the Iberian market. Prior to joining RPC, José María spent more than two years at Grupo Cobra, a leading constructing firm in the energy industry where he covered several energy technologies including LNG, onshore wind, solar and BESS projects. Whilst at Cobra, José María managed renewable energy investments and project development in LATAM managing 1 GW portfolio of solar PV and onshore wind focused on Colombia, Perú and Ecuador.
José María started his career focused on renewable energy in IGNIS. He holds an BSc and MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
I’m a Project Manager in the Development department. I’m responsible for managing the portfolio of development projects in Iberia and supporting the investment team when analysing new acquisitions in this region.
I start the day checking my “to do’s” and priorities lists to set my diary/weekly goals. After that, I spend a big part of the day dealing with our JV’s and local development partners. I manage the day-to-day decisions with all the departments involved, which requires my profile to be multidisciplinary and gives me the opportunity to learn from different perspectives and top people.
RPC people are the most talented I’ve ever met in the energy industry. With completely different backgrounds and a high teamwork culture, there is definitely an environment that is conducive to achieving great results.
Since the beginning of my career, I’ve been focused in renewable energy technologies from different perspectives. So far, my proudest moment is leading the closing of a transaction in the Spanish market with a value of more than €4 million.
I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. In addition, my two biggest passions out of the office are all types of sports and travelling.
I would say between Lisbon and Rome. In those places I’ve enjoyed wonderful times with family and friends. What’s your favourite clean technology and why? My favourite clean technology is Solar PV due to all the work I’ve done so far in managing projects from early stages in development to reaching operational status.