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The Government proposes to Jordi Sevilla as president of Red Eléctrica

The former minister is currently vice-president of the consultancy Llorente and Cuenca

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The Government proposes to Jordi Sevilla as president of Red Eléctrica

The government has proposed to former Minister of Public Administration (2004-2007) Jordi Sevilla to preside over Red Eléctrica to replace José Folgado, who took office in March 2012, have informed sources aware of proposal. The appointment of Seville, which coordinated economic program of PSOE for elections of 2015 and 2016 commissioned by Pedro Sánchez, must be ratified by Board of Directors of Red Eléctrica, a company that is 20% owned by State Society of Industrial participations (SEPI).

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Among outstanding issues to be faced by Red Eléctrica, it is worth mentioning possible purchase of HISPASAT satellite company from Abertis. Sevilla (Valencia, 1956), currently vice president of consultancy Llorente and Cuenca, is a graduate in economics, opposition officer and member of upper body of commercial technicians and economists of state since 1983.

Militant of PSOE, he was adviser of socialist Parliamentary Group in Congress (1998-2000) and Secretary of Economic policy and occupation of Federal Executive Commission (July 2000-July 2004), with José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero as secretary General.

Throughout his professional career in administration he has been head of technical assistance section at Directorate General of Foreign Transactions of Ministry of Economy and Finance (1983); Sub-Director of Territorial Directorate of Economy and Commerce (1983-1985), in Valencia; And head of service of Hortifrutícolas products and oils in Directorate General of Foreign Trade (1985).

Between 1985 and 1990 he was economic adviser of Cabinet of presidency of Government and chief of Cabinet of Minister of Agriculture of 1991 to 1993, portfolio that n occupied Pedro Solbes, with whom he was also chief of Cabinet 1993 as Minister of Economy and Treasury since 1993 to 1996.

He was also an economic advisor to Joaquín Almunia during period in which he was secretary general of PSOE (1997-1998).

He has been a member of editorial committee of magazine "Debats" (1984-1985), advisor of Industrial Development Society of Extremadura (SODIEX) (1987-1988) and Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) (1988-1990).

On March 12, 2000 he was elected deputy by Castellón in 7th Legislature, in which he was spokesman for economy of PSOE in Congress, member of permanent deputation and of Committee on Infrastructures.

He was one of editors of Socialist Electoral program for elections of March 14th, 2004, which won PSOE and in which he was again elected deputy by Castellón.

After Socialist Victory he was appointed Minister of Public administration of government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, a position he left in July 2007 and in which he was replaced by Elena Salgado.

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