The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, continues the remodeling of her department with three important appointments that will take effect next week. Xavier Flores García will be appointed Secretary General of Infrastructures, replacing Sergio Vázquez Torrón who, in turn, will preside over Ineco public engineering, after the replacement of Carmen Librero. In addition, Fidel Vázquez Alarcón will be the new general director of Sepes, a public land business entity. The head of Transportation, after taking over from her predecessor in office, José Luis Ábalos, last July, appointed Isabel Pardo de Vera and Álvaro Rodríguez Dapena as President of State Ports as Secretary of State.
Xavier Flores García (Barcelona, 1968), Civil Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, has developed his career in the administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia since 1994, of which he is an official of the Corps of Civil Engineers, and since 2013 He has been general director of Mobility Infrastructures.
During these years he has had different responsibilities in the mobility department, always related to transport infrastructures both in planning, project, execution and operation; and both with regard to public transport and rail infrastructures, as well as roads. His participation in the drafting of different planning documents stands out, such as the Catalan Transport Infrastructure Plan or, more recently, the Vallés Specific Mobility Plan; in the main metro extension works in recent years, such as line 9 or the extensions of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat lines, and in innumerable road works, highlighting the ongoing expansion of C 58 and the C 17 or the application of the 2 + 1 solution in different corridors. Likewise, he has led the Bicycle Table and directed the elaboration of the Catalan Bicycle Strategy.
New general director of Sepes
Born in Barcelona in 1964, Fidel Vázquez Alarcón is an architect from the Barcelona School of Architecture and PMD from ESADE in 2013. Between 1990 and 2003 he worked in the private sector with his own office and in collaboration with other architects on building projects and of public space. In 1995 he entered the public sector as an architect and team manager in the Public Space Services Directorate of the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona until 2003. He develops public space projects in various metropolitan municipalities of Barcelona and projects on a territorial scale valuing environmental sustainability.
From 2003 to 2021, he has been senior management staff in the Gavá town hall as Director of urban planning, housing, works and environment services. In 2019, he was also appointed Director of the Office of Strategic Projects of the city as responsible for the definition, planning and technical direction of the projects designated by the municipal mayor's office. During the entire period between 2003 and 2021 he has been a director of the municipal company GTI, Gavanenca de Terrenos e Inmuebles, a private municipal real estate development company that develops urban planning and management, manages the municipal heritage of land and housing of Gavá, and executes the local housing plan. In 2020 he is part of the group of experts of the Metropolitan Urban Master Plan of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, currently being drafted.
New president of Ineco
Sergio Vázquez Torrón (lugo, 1975), is an economist, with extensive experience in advising on public policies and management in the field of infrastructure and transport. Before presiding over Ineco, he was the Secretary General for Infrastructures and President of the public company SEITT and of the State Railway Safety Agency. Previously, he was director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. During his time as Secretary General, he promoted the Merca Goods 30 plan to increase freight traffic by rail, the Indicative Strategy, the planning instrument to develop the railway infrastructure, the ADIF and ADIF AV agreements were signed after 10 years without a stable framework. of financing, the decree of subsidies of the AP9 was approved and the Strategic Highways Plan has started with the aim of incorporating the objectives of the climate emergency in the planning of roads, as well as proposing alternatives for the financing of their conservation. In addition, as president of SEITT, he has initiated the transformation of society with a strategic plan that enables the company to manage the road network more efficiently.
The new president comes at a very decisive moment for a company, which is an essential lever for the objectives of Mitma and other ministries. It has the challenge of reinforcing Ineco's role as a benchmark in strategic consulting for the digital transformation of transport infrastructures and administrations, as well as promoting the execution of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and the sustainable mobility strategy of MITMA.