Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, has announced the appointment of energy and mobility veteran Diego Díaz and automotive industry expert Pol Soler to the Wallbox Board of Directors upon completion of Wallbox’s business combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: KCAC), which is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
- Diego Díaz is currently the Global Head of Ventures & Technology at Iberdrola. In this role, he leads the organization’s venture capital program, Iberdrola Ventures, which invests in smart energy solutions worldwide. Díaz 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 — and has served as an observer for Wallbox’s Board of Directors since 2019, when Iberdrola made its first investment in Wallbox. Ahead of Wallbox’s plans to go public, Díaz will now transition to a member of the Board of Directors.
- Pol Soler is the CEO of Quadis, a leading car dealership network in Southern Europe representing over 30 OEMs. An investor in local and international startups in the transportation space, Soler was an early investor in Wallbox and has been a member of the board since 2016. He brings over fifteen years of experience in the automotive and transportation industries at Quadis, the most recent eight as the company’s CEO. With hands-on experience working with over 30 OEM brands and a unique understanding of car dealerships — one of the largest distribution channels for residential EV chargers — Soler’s expertise will help Wallbox deepen its presence in these markets and continue its expansion worldwide.
Through these appointments, Wallbox’s Board of Directors following the business combination with Kensington now includes Enric Asunción, Anders Pettersson, Francisco Riberas, Diego Díaz and Pol Soler.