Sempra Energy has announced that Manuela “Nelly” Molina, currently chief financial officer for Sempra Energy’s Mexico subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), has been named vice president of investor relations for Sempra Energy.
“Over the past 10 years, Nelly has built a tremendous career at IEnova and we are very excited to have her join our senior leadership team at Sempra Energy,” says Trevor Mihalik, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sempra Energy. “Her extensive background in investor relations and finance will be instrumental to communicating with the investment community about Sempra Energy’s disciplined focus on delivering long-term sustainable value.”
Molina has served as chief financial officer for IEnova since 2017, managing the company’s corporate finances, business planning, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, risk management, and information technology, among other areas. Prior to that, she served as vice president of finance for IEnova. Since 2013, Molina has led and completed a range of financing initiatives for IEnova, totaling USD 10.1 billion, including the company’s initial public offering. Before joining IEnova in 2010, she spent 13 years working in the energy industry at Kinder Morgan and El Paso Corporation in Mexico.
Earlier this year, Molina was recognised by Institutional Investor Magazine as the best overall chief financial officer among Latin America energy companies in the publication’s list of “Latin America’s Most Resilient Executives and Companies.” Last year, Molina was also recognised as one of the top chief financial officers in Mexico by Mundo Ejecutivo Magazine and one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico” by Expansion editorial group.
Faisel Khan, senior vice president of finance for Sempra Energy and chief financial officer for Sempra LNG, currently leads Sempra Energy’s investor relations team. Beginning Oct. 3, 2020, he will serve as chief financial officer for Sempra LNG, leaving leadership of Sempra Energy’s investor relations team to Molina.