Alfonso Cortina

Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer (13 March 1944 – 6 April 2020) was a Spanish businessman. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Repsol YPF, Spain's largest oil and gas group.


Cortina was born on 13 March 1944 in Madrid.

He graduated in Industrial Engineering and held a further degree in Economic Sciences.

His father was Pedro Cortina Mauri, foreign minister during the Francoist dictatorship.

He began his career in the banking sector, where he held various positions at BBVA, Banco Zaragozano and Banco Central. Alfonso Cortina de Alcocer became president of the Spanish oil firm Repsol in 1996 despite his lack of experience in the petroleum industry.

  • 1968–1982: Banco de Vizcaya Group (various positions including engineer, vice chairman, and managing director).
  • 1984–1990: Portland Valderrivas (vice president).
  • 1990–1996: Portland Valderrivas (president).
  • 1996–2004: Repsol YPF (President, Chairman, and CEO)

He also served as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor for Spain and Latin America, Rothschild Europe.

He died on 6 April 2020 of COVID-19 at the age of 76.[1]


  1. ^ "Muere Alfonso Cortina, expresidente de Repsol, por coronavirus". Madridiario. 6 April 2020.