Dr. Rafael Larraz is the Director of CEPSA R&D and the Coordinator of the Oil Section at the Spanish Institute of Energy. Rafael joined CEPSA in 1988 as Process Engineer of one of its refineries. Since then, Rafael has worked in many aspects of the industry, first as Operations Manager and Operations Supervisor of the Tenerife refinery and, once in CEPSA’s headquarters, as Senior Process Manager, Project Manager and Refining Technical Coordinator of the company. From 2016 to 2020 he has been the CEPSA Corporate Engineering Director. His experience in the field has been combined with a fruitful carrier in academia and a number of relevant publications. Rafael holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of La Laguna, an Executive MBA from IESE Business School as well as a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Las Palmas.