My name is David Ruyet. I was born in Barcelona in 1970, and I moved to South America in 2012. I have almost 20 years of professional experience solving problems in the energy sector. That is my job: I SOLVE PROBLEMS. I am especially focused in renewable energy. I was very lucky since my first job was managing this wind farm in 1996. Today it seems very small: 6 turbines and 590 kW. When it was installed -1991- it was equal to the 10% ot total wind capacity in Spain.
I am proud to have graduated as an industrial engineer from a public university (UPC’s ETSEIB) and my engineering specialty is nuclear energy. Previously, I had dropped my Physics degree in the fourth year; I realized that it was too theoretical for me. Ten years after graduating in engineering, I completed my training with an MBA at ESADE Business School. It was the right time to do it. Fingers crossed, I am also about to present (actually “someday I will present“) my doctoral thesis in economics at the Ramon Llull University.
In 2017 I started my own personal business project by founding and leading an engineering company, ENERGIAS DEL PLATA. After just over four years, we have worked with some of the most important agents in the sector of renewable energy in the world. Just before, almost 10 years in the Spanish business group for construction and services GRUPO SANJOSE (where I worked leading the energy business in America, reporting directly to its President) helped me understand the region. 4 years as technical director at the Barcelona Energy Agency, minding energy issues in the city of Barcelona (until 2007) helped me understand the public sector. In my early days, they were almost 10 years in ENDESA with the best professionals, where I was taught the craft. They are now almost 25 years in the sector of renewable energy, but then only the pioneers and fools were engaged in this.
With much effort I have developed an exciting academic career parallel to the professional one. I started in 2001 at the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS); Before moving to Argentina, I was Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering teaching different technical subjects such as “Electrical Technology”, “Distributed Generation” and “Industrial Architecture and Construction”. I was also coordinator of the IQS-ENDESA “Energy Saving and Rational Use of Energy Program” until 2012. At the same time, I was an academic collaborator within the Department of Strategy and General Management of ESADE Business School, being responsible for the subject “Sustainable Business” in ESADE’s Executive MBA Programs from 2009 to 2012. Since 2014 I collaborate as a visiting professor at the ORT business school in Uruguay, as a lecturer in the subject “Business, Society and Ethics” in MBA Programs and this in 2021 we will start with the MBA Blended online. I love teaching, I could never refuse to collaborate as a visiting professor in various and different postgraduate programs (UIB, UAB, ICAB, IAE Business School, EUETIB) and in doctoral programs (University of Oviedo), always focused on energy and environmental, taking into account a holistic vision: technical, economic, social and business.
And why blogging? The main aim of blogging at www.davidruyet.net is simply sharing opinions about current topics relating to energy, environment and economy.