Jose Luis Muñoz takes up position as Repsol Sinopec CEO

Posted 1, Apr 20

Jose Luis Muñoz has taken up the position of Chief Executive Officer, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, effective today, 1st April 2020.

Mr Muñoz replaces Bill Dunnett, who had been in the post since 2015 and who steps down as planned following the end of his contract on March 31st.

Jose Luis Muñoz joined Repsol in 2005, and has most recently been Managing Director of Repsol’s UK business unit, based in Aberdeen. During that time he has also served (2017-20) as a member of the joint venture’s ExCom, supporting the business’s recent transformation.

He said: “I am very pleased to be taking up the position of CEO. We are facing significantly more challenging conditions today, of course, than when my appointment was confirmed earlier this year. My first priority will be to ensure the continued health and safety of all Repsol Sinopec personnel, and of the many contractors who support our operations.

“In due course I look forward to developing the considerable potential of this business. I know from direct recent experience just how capable and resilient the Repsol Sinopec team is; and it will be my pleasure to work with them and with all our stakeholders to ensure we generate continued value from our North Sea portfolio for many years to come.

“I would like also to take advantage of this opportunity to thank Bill Dunnett for his five years’ service as CEO, and for his huge contribution to the turnaround of the business.”

Mr Muñoz holds academic qualifications from the Universities of Leon (Bachelor of Business Administration) and Limerick (Bachelor of Marketing); from IESE-ISE (Masters, Oil and Gas); from Instituto de Empresa (Management Fundamentals); and most recently from IEB in Madrid (Masters, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking).

He is originally from Salamanca, Castilla y Leon, and is married with two children.