Nuria Gisbert has a Ph.D. in Business Management and Innovation (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, 2018)-, a degree in Industrial Engineering (Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao-UPV/EHU, 2000), and a Master´s degree in Telecommunications (Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao-UPV/EHU, 2002), Executive MBA by the prestigious IE Business School of Madrid (2007) and Executive and Team Coach by the European School of Coaching (2021-2022).

She is currently General Manager of CIC EnergiGUNE, one of Europe´s most important centers in energy storage and a member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA.

She is also a Member of the Board of the Basque Agency of Innovation (Innobasque) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Basque Science and Technology Commission for the President of the Basque Country. Nuria Gisbert is also President and member of the Board of the two spin-offs launched by CIC energiGUNE, BCARE and BASQUEVOLT.

Since 2015 Dr. Gisbert has collaborated with a research team of the Institute of Applied Business and Economics of the University of the Basque Country-UPV/EHU, which investigates inter-organizational and academic mentoring. Thanks to this research, she advises more than 20 organizations interested in this practice of professional and personal development. Likewise, Dr. Gisbert has collaborated closely with implementing various mentoring programs, including the mentoring program for doctoral students of CIC energiGUNE.

In 2019 she was awarded the "Woman and Science" prize by the Association of Women Managers of Alava AMPEA. In 2020 she was awarded the "Empresarial AED" prize that the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives of Bizkaia awards annually. In 2022 she was awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the UPV/EHU in the category "Social Sciences-Business" of the 2018/19 call. In 2024, she was granted the WITH Award for Female Leadership. 

Dr. Gisbert counts with more than 20 years of experience linked mainly to the energy sector, in private companies, and research centers. Dr. Gisbert has managed hundreds of industrial projects connected with the energy sector (primarily for international utilities). She has also participated as a PI or Senior Researcher in many others. Dr. Gisbert has also collaborated with different international working groups of the energy sector, such as T&D Europe, CIGRE, and AENOR standardization committees.

Career path

  • Incoesa (2000-2007). Several positions up to Technical Manager.
  • CTDE, business R&D unit of the Incoesa group (2008-2012). General Manager.
  • CIC microGUNE (2012-2015). General Manager.
  • CIC energiGUNE (2015-present). General Manager.
  • Innobasque (2016-present). Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee of the Basque Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (2018-present).
  • Basque Parliament Committee of Experts for the Basque Energy Pact (2019-2020).
  • BCARE (2018-present). Chairwoman.
  • BASQUEVOLT (2022-present). Chairwoman.

Academic background

  • Executive Coach and Team Coach. European School of Coaching. Year 2022.
  • Ph.D. Doctorate Program: Business Management, Knowledge and Innovation of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Title: "Analysis of the validity of inter-organizational mentoring as an instrument of managerial development". Year 2018.
  • Executive MBA. Instituto de Empresa Madrid. Year 2007.
  • Postgraduate Degree in Project Management. Efficient Project Management in quality, cost and time. UPC. Year 2004.
  • Master in Telematic Services Networks and Internet. Engineering School of Bilbao (UPV/EHU). Year 2002.
  • Industrial Engineering. Electrical Specialty. Engineering School of Bilbao (UPV/EHU). Year 2000.


  • “Women and Science" Award from the Association of Women Managers of Alava AMPEA, 2019. It recognizes the talent and professional excellence of women leaders in Alava referents for their trajectory, strategic vision, capacity for innovation and transformational leadership.
  • "Entrepreneurship AED" Award 2020, from the Association of Businesswomen and Women Managers of Bizkaia. It recognizes the work and trajectory of businesswomen, and managers, for their work in the incorporation of women into the business network.
  • Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the UPV/EHU 2022, in the category "Social Sciences-Business" of the 2018/19 call.
  • WITH 2024 Award for Female Leadership, for promoting a new model of leadership that is more diverse, humane, and connected.

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