Alfredo Parres is Group Senior Vice President, Market Development Manager Renewables, at ABB. Based in Spain, his role is to lead ABB strategy in this sector and to lead the different business units active in this industry. ABB works with OEMs, project developers, independent power providers, utilities and institutions to generate, connect and integrate renewable energy into the grid. Parres is also a member of the WindEurope Board and Chair of its System Integration Working Group and its Grid Codes Task Force. He also serves on the ENTSOe Advisory Council. He has been active in the renewable energy industry since he joined ABB 18 years ago. He spent five years of that time in China where he acquired a deep understanding of the Chinese Wind Industry and was Chair of the Renewable Energy Working Group at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. He is a Spanish citizen, was born in Belgium and has engineering and business administration degrees from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL - Belgium). He is married with two children.