The star businessman benefited by the rain of wind concessions promoted by the Aragonese president Javier Lambán is Fernando Samper. But, as Libertad Digital has published, many of his companies have entered into a strange exchange of administrators with the relatives of a well-known national deputy. Her name is Susana Sumelzo, a person of the utmost confidence of Pedro Sánchez and who in 2021 reduced her presence in the party despite remaining in the Congress of Deputies. And the relatives of this deputy -brother and cousin- appear in the history of more than 20 companies that have passed from the control of one family to another -even with back and forth several times- to end up, yes, obtaining the permits for the exploitation of solar parks and, by the way, later and in many cases, end up being sold to a third company that, this one, finally, is really dedicated to energy exploitation and not to the passing of hands of businesses that need permits and political procedures.
The network of companies that beats behind the controversial wind concessions in the socialist fiefdom of Javier Lambán does not cease to reveal striking corporate operations. Libertad Digital has already reported the presence, in its initial phase, of the Sumelzo family in the management positions of numerous companies that have ended up enjoying a wind farm exploitation -of the so-called windmills, a business that has a guaranteed energy profitability by law-. Until now, the company that has benefited the most from this renewable business was Forestalia, the company of Fernando Samper, one of the businessmen of reference of the president of Aragón. But the truth is that his business take-off has left room for more protagonists. Because many of his companies have had a permanent exchange of administrators in the companies involved between the relatives of Susana Sumelzo and those of the Samper family.
Susana Sumelzo and her family
Susana Sumelzo, from Zaragoza, is the daughter of a family very close to Javier Lambán in Aragón. But, in addition, she is a person of Pedro Sánchez's utmost confidence. She is currently a member of Congress and has been secretary of Public Administrations and Municipal Policy of the PSOE. At present, she is still president of the Joint Commission for the European Union and member of the Foreign Affairs Commission for the Socialist Party.
And the companies controlled by Fernando Samper -a businessman who has benefited from Aragon's thriving renewable energy business through his main company, Forestalia- have regularly had a pass through the control of Susana Sumelzo's brother and cousin. The formula has worked in more than 20 companies, whose control has passed from one hand to another. From one family to another.
Sumelzo-Samper business network
In that situation is the company Renovables Santia SL: Fernando Samper maintains full control through his company Fernando Sol SL, but previously had Juan José Sumelzo -brother of the deputy Susana Sumelzo- and Fernando Sumelzo -cousin of the same politician trusted by Pedro Sánchez- as joint administrators.
The same story can be seen in Renovables Luchán SL, where Juan José and Fernando Sumelzo were listed until November 2019 as administrators and now Fernando Sol is listed, that is, Fernando Samper. And the operation is multiplied in many other firms such as Renovables Ores, Energías Renovables de Lisitea, Energías Renovables de Dione, Energías Renovables de Polux, Energías Renovables de Esculapio, Energía Inagotable de Aldebarán, Energía Inagotable de Algedi or Renovables Carasoles.
Moreover, some of the companies linked to the two families -Sumelzo and Samper- are still in the hands, according to the registry data, of the deputy's relatives.
All the operations of transit of the control of the societies consist in the documentation in the hands of Libertad Digital. And they draw a whole dance of business administrators that usually ends, after obtaining all the necessary permits, reports and official procedures from the Government of Javier Lambán, in a third operator, this one a large company with enough energy experience to exploit the windmills.