Jesús Sancho has a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (UPM-Madrid), an Executive MBA Diploma from IESE Business School (Madrid) and presently holds the position of Middle East Managing Director of Spain´s ACCIONA (www.acciona.com). He is based in Dubai (UAE).
ACCIONA is one of the foremost Spanish business corporations (approx.. 35,000 employees and approx. USD9Bill turnover), leader in the development, design&build, operation&maintenance and management of infrastructure. ACCIONA´s areas of expertise include civil works, water/wastewater, energy and services with references in more than 30 countries.
ACCIONA is listed on the selective Ibex-35 index at the Spanish Stock Exchange
Mr. Sancho started his career in the Aeronautical and Airport Infrastructure sector but he shifted to the Water industry nine years ago. Since then, he has been based in the UAE and has been developing large scale water & wastewater treatment and seawater desalination projects in the Middle East, Africa and Australia. In 2014, he was appointed to take over the global business of ACCIONA in the Middle East including Acciona Infraestructuras (civil works), Acciona Industrial (industrial plants), Acciona Ingeniería (civil works consultant), Acciona Concessions and Acciona Service (services incl. Facility Management, Aircraft Ground Handling and others). Over the past years he has been involved in the tendering, execution and growth management of several infrastructure businesses in the GCC. Some of the most complex tenders Mr. Sancho has worked on, and succeeded, include IWPPs, IWPs, EPCs, O&M and DBOMs for Public and Private Customers including Alliances in Australia. The largest contracts that ACCIONA has been awarded lately in the GCC include:
• Design & build of 5 Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination plants including 4 very large ones in Qatar, UAE, Oman and KSA totaling more than 156MIGD (>700,000m3/d)
• Design & build of the Dubai Metro Red Line “Route 2020” (>AED10Bill)
• Design & build of a very large PV Solar Park in Dubai.