Change of Presidency of IDOM
After a career spanning more than 50 years, covering a wide range of responsibilities, Fernando Querejeta San Sebastián has handed over the presidency of IDOM to Luis Rodríguez Llopis. Fernando has been CEO from 2004 until the end of 2016, when Luis was endorsed as the new president at the annual Partners Meeting in Bilbao.
With the objective of strengthening the management structure to further enhance the internationalization and technological development of the firm, the new president will work closely with a team of three managing directors, Miguel Renobales Barbier, Álvaro Rey Cepeda and Ignacio Rey Gómez.
Fernando Querejeta will continue his association with IDOM, as the President of the Board of Partners, and as a member of the Board of Directors.
At present, IDOM is a multinational firm offering services in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting in the international arena. With a staff of more than 3,000 professionals, based in a network of 40 offices around the globe, IDOM is currently developing projects in some 120 countries. Since its creation in 1957, IDOM has developed over 30,000 projects for more than 7,000 clients, both public and private.
Luis Rodríguez Llopis (Bilbao, 1961) is graduate of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros of Bilbao, where he earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Bilbao, and a diploma in PDG from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra.
Since joining the electrical engineering department in 1985, he has developed his professional career in IDOM, becoming Managing Director in 2004.
Luis has been the project manager of many diverse projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Throughout his career in IDOM, he has held various positions, namely, Head of the IT Systems Department, Manager of the Architectural and Building division, General Manger of the IDOM North Area (offices of Bilbao, San Sabastian, Vitoria, and Santiago).
He has served on the boards of agencies such as BEAZ, Bizkaia-Xede or the Labein-Tecnalia technology centre.
Luis has developed his academic career collaborating in PhD and masters programs in the University of Deusto. He has participated in several conferences and round-table discussions organized by numerous academic and professional institutions, both in Spain and abroad. From over ten years, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University (Graduate School of Design), teaching classes in the field of project management.
Luis has also collaborated with the European Commission, evaluating project proposals for the BRITE / EURAM III programme.