Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed head of SENER’s marine engineering strategic business unit (MaSBU) and director of the company’s department of engineering and marine systems.

SENER is an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals, offices in four continents and a turnover of 1,160 million euros (2011 figures).

De Góngora leaves the position of director of operations of the marine engineering strategic business unit and in his new position will strive to further broaden the international customer base of the company, focusing on marketing efforts in Asia and America, as well continuing its success in the European market. In addition, he will help maintain SENER’s FORAN system position as one of the software systems most used worldwide in the design and construction of ships and offshore devices.

De Góngora is a marine engineer, who graduated from the Higher Technical School of Marine Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) and joined SENER in 1994 as a project engineer. Since then, he has had responsibilities as project manager, sales manager of the marine engineering department for Eastern Europe and, since 2006, director of operations of the MaSBU.