Wallbox has announced the appointment of Diego Diaz and Pol Soler to the board on completion of the company’s combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition, which is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
Diaz is currently Global head of Ventures & Technology at Iberdrola.
In the role, he leads the organisation’s venture capital programme, Iberdrola Ventures, which invests in energy solutions worldwide. Diaz plays a significant role in managing the relationship between Wallbox and Iberdrola – including Iberdrola’s plan to purchase the first 1,000 Wallbox SuperNova chargers.
He has served as an observer for Wallbox’s board of directors since 2019, when Iberdrola made its first investment in the company.
Ahead of Wallbox’s plans to go public, Diaz will now transition to a member of the board of directors.
“In the months ahead, we hope to continue strengthening Wallbox’s relationship with Iberdrola and provide our industry knowledge to help the company continue to innovate and expand,” said Diaz.
Soler is the CEO of Quadis, a car dealership network in Southern Europe. An investor in local and international start-ups in transportation, Soler was an early investor in Wallbox and has been a member of the board since 2016.
He brings more than 15 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industries at Quadis, the most recent eight as the company’s CEO.
“The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Wallbox is leading the charge,” added Soler.
“As demand for residential EV charging options continues to grow, I am grateful for the opportunity to draw upon my experience in managing businesses and dealerships within the automotive industry to help Wallbox drive this adoption, enhance its global presence and bring about the next wave of transportation worldwide.”
Through the appointments, Wallbox’s board of directors, following the business combination with Kensington, now includes Enric Asunción, Anders Pettersson, Francisco Riberas, Diego Diaz and Pol Soler.
“The addition of these two industry veterans to our board of directors speaks to Wallbox’s commitment to our corporate mission of uniting the automotive and clean energy sectors through our technology,” said Wallbox co-founder and CEO, Enric Asunción.
“Both Diaz and Soler bring significant experience in the key sectors in which we operate, as well as a strong familiarity with our company.