Elias Fernandez

Chief Risk Officer


Elias heads the risk management group for the Renewable & Gas companies in the U.S. & Canada, including responsibility over the credit, market and enterprise risk management functions. He joined Avangrid Renewables in June 2016, after working in different positions in the Iberdrola Group for more than 17 years, mostly in risk management.

Elias was the Head of Corporate Credit Risk (2011-2016), leading and coordinating the different credit risk teams across the Group, where he and his team developed and implemented the risk management processes now in place. Previously, he had other positions in risk management and was responsible for this function in the renewables business in Spain / UK / RoW and in Iberdrola’s corporate department, where he participated in the integration groups of the risk function after the acquisition of ScottishPower. He joined the Iberdrola Group in 1999 in the IT department after working as a business transformation consultant in IBM for three years.

Elias holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, an MBA from the IE Business School and a Master in Financial Risks from the Instituton BME.