Augusto obtained a Law Degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since graduating at age 22, Augusto has devoted his entire professional career to promoting and developing business initiatives and companies, that have resulted in the creation of 3,500 jobs. He has represented, in Spain and abroad, the interests of a number of first-class multinational organizations.
He founded and developed companies in the electronics industry, which reached the top ranking in their own sectors. He introduced in Spain, car brands such as MAZDA, KIA, CHEVROLET and CADILLAC by funding, chairing and becoming the main shareholder in its national distribution companies. His automotive holding company became the largest car importer in Spain.
In 2006, Augusto turned his interest to the biotechnology sector -main driver of the technological change and a growth accelerator- and in 2007 he founded the company ALGAENERGY, S.A. which was joined by renewable energy leader IBERDROLA as a shareholder in 2009, followed in 2010 by oil and gas multinational REPSOL.
As Chairman and Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, Augusto’s mission is to lead the ambitious Strategic Planning of the company, whose research, technologies and products derived from microalgae seek to contribute to improving the welfare and progress in the different regions of the world, preserving the environment, nature and life on our planet.
Mr. Augusto Rodriguez-Villa, President
Welcome Speech by Corporate Sponsor
Day 1 [Mon 16, May], at 09:05 AM