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Luis Ignacio Parada becomes the new GLE President

March 14, 2024

Brussels, 14 March 2024

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Ignacio Parada as the new President of Gas LNG Europe (GLE), the column of import terminals of the association. Luis Ignacio Parada, EU Energy Policy & Regulation Director at Enagás, brings solid experience and expertise to his new role, having served in various leadership positions within the energy sector. Luis Ignacio Parada is stepping into the role formerly occupied by Arno Büx.


“It was an honour to serve GLE members in the past 4 years. Together, we navigated through the energy crisis and allowed for LNG to become Europe’s most important supply source. Also, jointly, we laid the foundations for terminals to transition towards a decarbonised energy system. Today, this is recognised in the Decarbonised Gas and Hydrogen Package as a relevant pathway to accelerate the energy transition. And this is just the beginning.” stated Arno Büx, Former GLE President, currently CCUS Area Sponsor.
“I am honoured to take on the role of President of GLE,” said Luis Ignacio Parada, GLE President “The first deliverable of my mandate will be a study bringing clarity to the future of LNG terminals. Driving innovation and collaboration in the LNG sector, contributing to Europe’s energy infrastructure’s continued sustainability and growth: I look forward to working closely with industry stakeholders from the whole value chain.”


With 25 years of experience in the energy industry, Luis Ignacio Parada has specialised in energy economics, gas and hydrogen sector regulation, and energy policy. Before joining Enagás, he began his career at Gas Natural in 1998 and worked at NERA Economic Consulting from 2001 to 2004. Luis Ignacio Parada has been actively involved in various industry organisations, serving as a Board member in ENTSOG, GIE, and EASEE-gas.


“Luis Ignacio Parada is a well-known and respected colleague with a deep understanding of the European energy landscape and strong leadership skills in his previous GIE roles. His strategic vision and active external communication will be valuable as GLE continues to promote the development and optimisation of LNG terminals across Europe” explained Torben Brabo, GIE President.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to Arno Büx for his dedicated leadership and contributions to GLE. Under his guidance, GLE has made significant strides in promoting the importance of LNG terminals in Europe’s energy transition.” stated Boyana Achovski, GIE Secretary General.


About Gas LNG Europe (GLE): Gas LNG Europe (GLE) is the column of LNG terminals of the association Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE). GLE represents the interests of LNG terminal operators in Europe, promoting the development and optimisation of LNG infrastructure to support Europe’s energy transition.

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Who is GIE?

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is the association representing the interests of European gas infrastructure operators. GIE members are active in transmission, storage and import terminals. Its members work and innovate with natural, low-carbon, renewable gases, including hydrogen and biomethane. Gathering 68 industry entities from 25 European countries, GIE perfectly embodies the multiple transitional decarbonisation pathways of the EU regions. The association’s vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system, allowing European citizens and industries to benefit from a secure, integrated and climate-neutral energy supply.