Vice President of Development, IEnova
Juancho Eekhout Smith has been IEnova´s Vice President of Development since august 2016. Previously he served as senior director of Commercial Development for Sempra LNG & Midstream from 2014 to 2016, where he led the initial stage of development of the Energía Costa Azul liquefaction project in Baja California, Mexico.Previously, he worked as San Diego Gas & Electric’s director of Strategic Planning & New Products and Services and as the utility’s director of Origination & Portfolio Design from 2010 to 2013. Eekhout began his career with Sempra Energy in 2008 as director of Mergers and Acquisitions where he played a key role in the divestment of RBS-Sempra Commodities and supported the acquisition of El Paso’s assets in Mexico. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, he worked eight years in the Oil Trading and Refining & Fuel Marketing departments at British Petroleum. Juancho Eekhout holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela.