Circular Economy Director - Ihobe, Public Environmental Management Company. Basque Government

Jose María Fernández Alcalá is Director of Circular Economy at Ihobe, Environment Agency of the Basque Government.

Over 15 years’ professional experience in private companies and the public administration.

Jose María Fernández qualified as a Mechanical Engineer from the Bilbao School of Engineering (University of the Basque Country). He holds the Diploma of Advanced Studies from the same centre for his work on “Engineering of the Ecodesign of Industrial Products”.

The author of numerous publications on ecodesign and life cycle assessment, Fernández is also a member of different technical committees of the European Union in Brussels and on international and national committees in the field of product design and standardisation (UNE and ISO committees)