Mr López Jiménez has a degree in civil engineering and an MBA from IESE Business School, Madrid. He has been awarded the Grand Cross of Isabel La Católica.
During his career Mr López Jiménez has held the following positions: General Director of Ports for the Ministry of Public Works (Spain), Secretary of State of Urban Affairs and Public Works (Spain), Board Member of Instituto Nacional de Industria (State owned holding company), Manager of the Thermal Plant Constructions in Hidroelectrica Española, CEO of Empresarios Agrupados (thermal and nuclear plants engineering and construction management), Chairman and CEO of Endesa S.A., Board Member of Unión Eléctrica S.A. and Empresa Nacional Hidroelectrica de la Ribagorçana, Chairman of Unión Fenosa S.A., Vice Chairman of Indra Sistemas S.A., Board Member of Compañía Española de Petróleos S.A.U., Board Member of ENCE S.A., Board Member of Keller Group plc, and Chairman of Gtceisu Construcción S.A.
Additionally, he was the founder of CEOE (Confederation of Spanish Industries), Member of its first Executive Committee, founder and first Chairman of FEIE (Federation of Spanish Utility Companies), Board Member of Club Español de Energía (Spanish Energy Association) and Board Member of the Alcala University.
Mr López Jiménez is currently Deputy VC/Chair of Dragados S.A., Deputy VC/Chair of ACS Services y Concesiones S.A., VC/Chair ACS Servicios Communicaniones y Energia S.A., Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of ACS Group, Chair of Supervisory Board of HOCHTIEF AG, Board Member of the Malaga Picasso Museum and Vice Chairman of the Royal Board of the National Library of Spain.
Mr López Jiménez is currently the 1st Vice-Chairman of the European Club Association (E.C.A) and Vice Chairman of the Real Madrid Football Club.