María Mendiluce

Managing Director, Climate & Energy

Dr. María Mendiluce has over 20 years’ experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. She sits in the Senior Management Team of WBCSD, guiding over 200 member companies on transformative climate policy and energy transition. In addition to her role at WBCSD, María is also CEO of the We Mean Business coalition. Prior to working at WBCSD, María held roles at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, the CEO office of Iberdrola and the International Energy Agency (Paris). María has a PhD in energy economics and regularly teaches at different universities and publishes in academic journals and media.


  • CEO of We Mean Business
  • Board member at the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a leading institution on environmental research.
  • Chair of the Independent Panel of Experts on Sustainable Development of Abengoa, a Spanish multinational corporation (2012-2016).

Key achievements

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