November 4, 2005
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 4, 2005 – Edison International announced today that its board of directors has elected Michael Alvarez vice president of strategic planning, effective December 1, 2005.
“Michael will make an excellent addition to our senior management team,” said Edison International Chairman John Bryson. “He brings a broad and successful range of experience in the energy industry, senior management, project development, finance, and corporate law.”
For the past five years, Alvarez has been executive vice president, chief financial officer, and general counsel at Nexant Inc., a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco providing software and advisory services to the global energy industry.
“We have been fortunate to have Michael Alvarez as a member of the senior management team that has helped shape Nexant’s development,” said Basem Sarandah, Nexant president and CEO. “He has been instrumental in establishing our critical business support systems and managing a wide range of operational activities. We wish him great success in his new role.”
Prior to joining Nexant, Alvarez was at PSG International in London, where he managed the development of the $2.3 billion, 1,700 kilometer TransCaspian natural gas pipeline. Previously, Alvarez was a senior executive with Kenetech Energy Systems Inc., in San Francisco, where he managed the successful development of electric generation projects and a global operating portfolio of wind, gas, biomass, and oil fired projects.
Alvarez holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a doctorate of jurisprudence degree from the University of Virginia. He began his career with the law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, now Thelen Reid & Priest, in San Francisco, where as a partner he specialized in commercial and project finance.
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Based in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is the parent company of Southern California Edison, Edison Mission Energy, and Edison Capital.