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Diego Mesa Puyo

Minister of Mines & Energy, Colombia
Diego Mesa Puyo

Diego Mesa Puyo

Minister of Mines & Energy, Colombia

We are accountable for driving a true clean energy revolution that will change our economies and provide energy security for millions of people. Our planet demands us to align energy policies, industry plans, and interests of all communities. It will secure energy transition towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Diego Mesa Puyo is Colombia’s Minister of Energy and Mining. Minister Mesa is a globally-minded energy and extractive industries leader with over 15 years of experience in management and advisory roles in government, multilaterals and private sector. As Colombia`s Deputy Energy Minister between 2018 and 2020, he co-led the design and implementation of the country`s energy transformation policy, including increasing the share of variable renewable energy from 1% to 12% of the power generation matrix.

Before joining the Colombian government, he spent six years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he led technical assistance missions to advise African, Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern countries on fiscal issues for extractive industries. Prior to the IMF, he spent 4 years as a Manger and Senior Economist in the Consulting and Deals Practice of PwC in Canada. The new Minister holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University and has been a CFA chart holder since 2012.

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