UPDATE 2-Spain's Repsol bows to shareholder pressure, adds CEO role
* Brufau names former politician Imaz
* Finance director, strategy still decided by Brufau
* Pemex voted against appointment
* Move may pave way for succession (Adds background, quotes, Pemex vote)
By Carlos Ruano and Andrés González
MADRID, April 30 (Reuters) - Spanish energy group Repsol , under pressure from shareholders to improve corporate governance, on Wednesday created a new role of chief executive officer to take over day-to-day management duties from Chairman Antonio Brufau.
Josu Jon Imaz, a well-known former politician from the northern Basque region who joined Repsol in 2008, will become CEO.
Brufau, who has served as executive chairman of Repsol for nearly a decade, will remain as chairman in a nonexecutive capacity, Repsol said.
The group's finance director will continue to report to the chairman, who will also remain in charge of strategy, according to a chart published by the company. Continuación...