Ricardo Sanz SáizBusiness Development Director
Ricardo is Civil Engineer (UPM) and Master in Engineering and Port Management (UPC). During his 24 years of professional experience, he has participated in different business projects always related to the port sector.
He is specialized in managing complex infrastructure projects with a high level of investment and several financing channels in the port and defense fields, with high analytical capacity and problem solving balancing creativity and pragmatism.
Its formula for people management consists of the leadership of highly cohesive teams based on motivation through shared vision and objectives.
He has worked in both the Public and Private companies.
From April 2019 until present time he has developed his career at Ocean Infrastructures Management as Director of Business Development.
And, in the public Administration, in the Balearic Port Authority (7 years) and in Isdefe (12 years): first as a designer, later as a Port Planning Engineer and finally as Head of the Projects and Works Department, responsible for the execution of the investment in the 5 ports of general interest of the State in the Balearic Islands. During that period, he had the opportunity to participate in both national and European projects, having a global vision of the Port Authority by being a member of its Management Committee. From Isdefe first as Director of works of the Capacity Package 13 of NATO in the Naval Base of Rota (140 million euros), and since 2011 as Head of the Civil Works Area managing the Spanish Navy investment Programme (2013 -2019), and many International projects thru Africa (Senegal and Mauritania) and South America (Ecuador, Colombia, Perú). He is being leading the NASA Programme of new capabilities at the Madrid Deep Space Communication Centre (2018-2019).
He has also been Director of the Department of Ports and Coasts in the both private companies Elsamex Group (3 years) and in EPTISA (1 year). During that period he participated in projects in 6 Port Authorities in the fields of civil works and building, management and planning, highlighting multinational projects in the field of container transport.
Since 2001, he is a member of the Association of Ports and Coasts of Spain, of which he was part of its Board of Directors from 2007 to 2010; he was a founding member and editor of the statutes of the Committee of Young Professionals of the aforementioned Association.
He has given numerous papers in Congresses of the port sector and has several publications.
In 2004 he received the I Civil Engineering Prize at the Balearic Islands.
It is the driving force behind the concept of green ports in Spain since 2011.