Mariano Blanco is the Director of International Tenders at FCC Aqualia, member of the General Assembly at AEAS (Spanish Association of Water and Wastewater Management), member of the Executive Committee at EUREAU (European Federation of Water and Wastewater), representative of Spain in its General Assembly and member of its Economics, Legislation, Management and Innovation Commission.
He started as a researcher for the French company Bertin&Cie (Paris) and afterwards, he worked as a consultant specialized in cost management and quality systems at Andersen Consulting (Madrid). He has been Commercial Director and member of the steering committee at the public company Water and Electricity of Cádiz; at the same time he was Professor at the University of Cádiz, for Mechanical Engineering and Calculation of Concrete Structures. Later, he joined Veolia, as a Head of Customer Management in the Southern Area of Spain, then he held the position of National Director of Customer Care in FCC Aqualia, where since 2006, coinciding with its internationalization, became International Director of Customer Management. Since 2015 he is Director Head of International Tenders.
He is Industrial Engineer at the Technical School of Industrial Engineering of Seville, studies of Economics at UNED (the Spanish National Distance Education University), Masters in Structures Calculation at l’École Centrale de Paris, MBA at the International Institute San Telmo of Seville, Diploma in Advanced Program in Financial and Management Control at EOI, and holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering at Universidad of Cádiz.
He is also lecturer at seminars and conferences dedicated to water management, at national and international level.
From his international position, he has participated in bids and development projects in over 25 countries.