Name: Irene Ortiz Águila
Date of birth: 13th of May 1995
Title: Sourcing Manager, High Energy biomasses
Company: Nature Energy
Degree: Bachelor in Biology, MsC in Sustainable Biotechnology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Aalborg University Copenhagen
Fun fact: Sharks are my favorite animal!
What do you find most interesting about your career and your leadership position?
Being an active contributor to change in a company that is an industry leader in biogas.
What has been crucial to get you to where you are today?
Public education and hard work. I am still in the early stages of my career, but I think putting a strong focus on my values has been crucial to me.
Tell us about a female role model and the impact they had on you – either personally or professionally?
My mother and teachers. Both made me aware of the challenges but encouraged me to overcome them. By seeing them doing it, I felt I could too.
What advise would you give to young female students today?
Don’t ever doubt your abilities and always accept your accomplishments as your own.