Isaac Centellas | CTO
Metro de Madrid

Isaac Centellas, CTO, Metro de Madrid

In 1997 he joined Metro de Madrid, holding different technical positions in Engineering until 2003, when he was appointed Head of the Electrification Service in the Maintenance Department.
He joined the Board of Directors of Metro de Madrid a few years later, in October 2007, when he was promoted to the position of Operations Director. During that time, he was responsible for all aspects relating to passenger service (trains, stations, depots, Control Centre) as well as Civil Protection, Security and Environment Departments.
From February 2009 to January 2012 he was also a member of the Board of Directors of Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid, S.A. (TFM)
In August 2009, he was appointed Director of the Corporate Department which included Railway Traffic Safety Management, Client and Corporate Relations, Economic Management and Human Resources Management, taking direct responsibility for the latter.

In addition to his professional development in Metro de Madrid, from 1997 to 2003 he was Associate Professor of Fluid Mechanical Engineering in the Fluids and Heat Mechanics Department in the Technical College at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. And since 2003, he is a part-time Professor in the Infrastructure Department of the Master's Degree in Railway Systems at that University.
In February 2013 he was appointed Managing Director of Metro Light Railway, holding the title until February 2017. Such company, owned by Metro de Madrid, Globalvia and Alsa, with mostly private capital, operates the ML1 line of the Metro Light Railway Network under concession. 
Since February 2017 and up to the present, he is the Engineering and Maintenance Division Manager at Metro Madrid, which includes four Departments:  Engineering, Installations Maintenance, Rolling Stock and Information Systems.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of MLM (Metro Light Railway), TFM Network (Transportes Ferroviarios de Madrid) and Metrocall.


Rail Live 2019 - 6th March @ 17:15

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?
last published: 05/Mar/19 10:15 GMT

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