On October 3, Julio Gómez-Pomar replaced Rafael Catalá as State Secretary for Infrastructure.
According to Logística Profesional it was Ana Pastor – Minister of Development- who suggested Gómez-Pomar is appointed Secretary state for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing. This was approved by the Government’s board on October 3.
Due to the unexpected resignation of the former Minister of Justice – Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón – Rafael Catalá was chosen to replace him. Catalá had recently taken over Enaire in preparation for the privatisation of the former Aena Aeropuertos, today Aena, SA.
Enaire is a State company currently 100% responsible for Aena, SA. Next month, 49% of Aena SA will be sold in different steps. Besides, Enaire is in charge of the Air Traffic Control – ATC – for all the Spanish airports.
Consequently, Catalá left Enaire and is now replaced by Julio Gómez-Pomar. Gómez-Pomar used to be chairman for Renfe-Operadora until now. Before that, he was State Secretary for Public Administration and General Director of Community Funds. He was born in 1957 and holds a doctorate in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Also, he has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Photo: Julio Gómez-Pomar in October 2012 at the closure of a Business development Programme for Renfe / EOI Escuela de Organiación Industrial