22 March 2022
9:30 am
Aspen Ideas “Energy policy dilemmas”

Aspen Ideas «Energy policy dilemmas»


Aspen Institute España hosted last Tuesday, March 22nd, from 9.30 to 11.00h a online session of the Aspen Economy and Society Series on «Energy policy dilemmas» with Claudio Aranzadi, former Minister of Industry and Energy of the Government of Spain. The session will be moderated by Fiona Maharg-Bravo, director of Brunswick Group in Spain and Aspen España Fellow.



Industrial Engineer from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of Bilbao and Graduate in Economics from the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). In the public sector Mr. Aranzadi has been President of INI, Minister (of Industry and Energy, and of Industry, Trade and Tourism) and Ambassador to the OECD. In the private sector, Claudio Aranzadi has worked in the banking sector (Banco de Vizcaya, BBV, BBVA), has been President of Bravo Solution España, and consultant in the energy field.  Mr. Aranzadi has been a guest lecturer at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is the coordinator of the publication “Energy and Geostrategy”.



Director of Brunswick Group, strategic communication and critical issues consultancy. Fiona Maharg Bravo began her career in London, where she worked for JP Morgan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2002, she received the Nico Colchester Fellowship awarded by the Financial Times / Economist in 2002, where she spent three months as part of the fellowship. After working at the FT, she joined Breakingviews, the financial commentary service acquired by Reuters, where she covered media, transportation, oil and gas (energy), and Spain. In 2007 she moved to Madrid as a columnist for Breakingviews and was also a regular contributor to The Economist on Spanish companies for more than 8 years. In January 2017, she joined Telefónica as Director of International and Financial Communication until October 2020. Fiona holds a BA/MA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Chicago and a diploma in Economics from the University of Cambridge. She is part of the Chicago alumni board in Spain. 



Aspen Ideas Program

The Aspen Ideas Program includes Aspen Espresso sessions – face-to-face debates from 9 to 11 am-, and Aspen Ideas @ Lunch – face-to-face debates from 2 to 4 pm- and Aspen Ideas -online debates- and Aspen Ideas Alumni, dinner-debates from 8.30 to 10.30 pm with Aspen España Alumni that have participated in Aspen Seminars. The program aims to constitute a forum for debate on current issues for emerging leaders from different sectors of society, many of whom have already participated in Aspen España programs. On the occasion of the publication of books or in the thread of news, we bring together groups of up to 30 participants, experts on geopolitics, new technologies, leadership, energy or international economics, amon other.



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  • Claudio Aranzadi
  • Fiona Maharg Bravo
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