BI-NATIONAL GREEN ENERGY FORUM
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Bi-National Green Energy Forum

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect and discuss green energy projects. From renewable energy projects to energy efficiency, recycling and new technologies, the Bi-National Green Energy Forum in San Antonio will be the perfect space to promote, discuss and connect these bi-lateral projects and future initiatives between Mexico and the United States.

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Please note: *The event will be held in English 

june-1

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Welcoming Reception and Ceremony for The Bi-National Academic Innovation for Green Energy Projects Awards

Sponsored and supported by the Economic Development Department of the City of San Antonio

Welcoming remarks by:
- Rene Dominguez, Director of the Economic Development Department at the City of San Antonio (Confirmed)
- Ricardo Becerra, Under Secretary SEDECO Ciudad de Mexico. (Confirmed)
- Dr. Les Shephard, professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio 
(Confirmed)
- Javier Martinez, Chairman, AEM USA-MEX (Confirmed)
- Michelle Kafie, AEM Jóvenes (Confirmed)
International Center
La Orilla Del Rio Ballroom
203 S. St. Mary's Street,
Suite #385
San Antonio, TX 78205

june-2

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.Registration and light BreakfastPearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
Master of Ceremonies:
Agustín Barrios Gómez, President, Mexico Image Foundation
7:45 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.Welcoming Remarks

- Mayor Pro Tem Cris Medina (Confirmed)
- Alejandra Bueno, Chair Bi-National Energy Committee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
8:10 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.CHANGE OF PANEL
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.BI-NATIONAL DIALOGUE
Bi-National Green Energy Opportunities for Green Energy Projects.

Panelists:
- Dr. César Alejandro Hernández Alva, General Director of Analysis and Surveillance of the Electric Market, Secretary of Energy Mexico (SENER) (Confirmed)

- Jose Zayas, Office Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies office, U.S. Department of Energy (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- John Bonnin, Vice President Energy Supply and Market Operations, CPS Energy (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.CHANGE OF PANEL
9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.PANEL DISCUSSION
The State Of The Grid – Texas and San Antonio Case Study sharing the Experience with Mexico.

Panelists:

- Rolando Pablos, Chief Executive Officer, The BorderPlex Alliance and Former Texas Public Utility Commissioner (Confirmed)
- Kenan Ögelman, Vice President, Commercial Operations at the Electric Reliability Council at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, (ERCOT) (Confirmed)
- Rudy Garza, VP Government & Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, CPS ENERGY (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Jim Malewitz Energy Expert for The Texas Tribune. 
(Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
10:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.CHANGE OF PANEL
10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.PANEL DISCUSSION
Successful Cross – Border and Mexican Business Cases

Panelists:
- Héctor Olea, General Director and President, Gauss Energía and President of the Asociación Mexicana de Energía Solar (ASOLMEX). (Confirmed)

- Todd Alexander, Partner Chadbourne & Parke LLP. (Confirmed)
- Gabriel Heller Green, Director General of Investor Relations & Promotion Ministry of Energy of Mexico (Confirmed)
- Arturo Infazón Favela, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Sempra Energy (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Jesse Hereford, Director of Public Affairs, North American Development Bank (NADB). (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Transition to Foyer for Networking and LUNCHEON REGISTRATIONPearl Stable Foyer
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.JOINT LUNCHEON WITH AEM - SAN ANTONIO / RED MCCOMBS LUNCH SERIES

PANEL PRESENTATION
International Partners for Green Energy Projects

Speaker's Introduction and welcoming remarks by:
- Commissioner Toby Baker, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Confirmed)
- Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Managing Director, North American Development Bank (NADB). (Confirmed)

Speakers:
- Colette D. Honorable, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (Confirmed)
- Francisco Xavier Salazar, Chair of the Mexican Chapter of the World Energy Council (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. 

(Confirmed)

Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Networking
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION
Successful Business Cases Developed in San Antonio.

Panelists:

- Eduardo Casilda, KACO New Energy. (Confirmed)
- Randall Jenks, Director of Development, OCI Solar Power. (Confirmed)
- Mark Bindon, Vice President Client Delivery- Silver Spring Networks. (Confirmed)
- Brandon Seale, President, Howard Energy Mexico. (Confirmed)

Moderator:

- David Jungman, Sr, Director Business & Economic Development, CPS ENERGY (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.Transition for concurrent sessions at the Pearl Studio and the Pearl Stables
Master of Ceremonies:
Roberto Espinosa, Chair AEM San Antonio
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION - A
Financing your Bi-National Green Energy Project.

Panelists:
- Luis E. Prieto JR., Director, Export Import Credit Corp., Miami, FL
(Confirmed)
- Juan Emilio Cano, Director, ECOBANCA.(Confirmed)
- Cristhyan Rey, Vice President Power and Renewable Energy, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, (SMBC). (Confirmed)
- Paul Centeno Lappas, Regional Head, Group Agence Française De Développement (PROPARCO). (Confirmed)
- David Díaz, Project Development Officer at the North American Development Bank (NADB) (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Boris Otto, Managing Partner, Holland & Knight (Confirmed)
Pearl Studio
200 E. Grayson, Ste. 115, SA, TX 78215
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION - B
Incentives and Governmental and institutional Support for Green Energy Projects in Mexico and the US.

Panelists:
- Barbara Canales, Commissioner Port of Corpus Christi (Confirmed)
- Maggie Iglesias-Turner, Business Development Manager, Wind Energy and Project Cargo, Port of Corpus Christi (Confirmed)
- Alan Long, Principal Commercial Officer for the U.S. Commercial Service in Monterrey. (Confirmed)
- Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Jorge Canavati, President of J. Canavati & Co., LLC (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.BREAK AND NETWORKING
Transition for final plenary sessions at the Pearl Stable.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION - A
Cutting Edge Technologies and Successful and Innovative Green Energy Projects.

Panelists:
- Daniel Crotzer, Fractal Business Analytics. (Confirmed)
- Odon De Buen Rodríguez, Presidente de la Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (CONUEE). (Confirmed)
- Enrique Lago, Vice-President, Eco Plep (Confirmed)
- Jonathan Pinzon, Independent consultant on energy and innovation and Senior External Consultant for Zumma rg+c. (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Dr. Rolando Vega Professor Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, University of Texas in San Antonio (UTSA) (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION - B
The Perspective of a Developer Business Opportunities.

Panelists:
- José Antonio Aguilar Bueno, Principal, Vive Energía. (Confirmed)
- José Ruíz, CEO Buenavista Renewables (Confirmed)
- James Jackson, Chief Development Officer, Thermal Energy Partners, LLC (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- José María Lujambio, Energy Practice, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton. (Confirmed)
Pearl Studio
200 E. Grayson, Ste. 115, SA, TX 78215
5:30 - 5:40 p.m.Break to transition to Pearl Stable for final Panel
[ONLY for Studio attendees]
5:40 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.Special Announcement by the U.S. Small Business AdministrationPearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
5:50 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.PANEL PRESENTATION
Bi-National Sustainable Innovation Challenge
Presentation of projects offered by awardees

Moderator:
- Dr. Les Shephard, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) (Confirmed)

Bi-National Innovation Sustainability Challenge Winners:

1. Ecoplaso:
Claudia Alejandra Coeto Villanueva
Ana Cristina Cabrera Cortes

2. NanoTiO2
Arlen Aurora Euan Martínez
Ana Eloisa García de Gortari

3.Cellulose Obtainment From Garlic Peels:
Susana Borbon Rojas
Oscar Tovar Martinez
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
6:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.NETWORKING RECEPTION

Final Announcements:
SEDECO

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT: Nuevo León Government and Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos
- Alejandra Bueno, Chair Bi-National Energy Committee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed) & Eduardo Erhard, Director, Undersecretary of Nuevo Leon

- Jorge Sánchez, Chair Renewable Energy Bi-National Energy Subcommittee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed)
Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
  San Antonio Factories and Solar Farm Tours

june-3

Tour: Mission Solar- KACO - Alamo 3
7:45 - 7:55 a.m.Meeting of the group at Pearl Stable
Attendees will meet at the Pearl Stable Building and a AEM Staff will guide them to buses
The Stable and walk to loading buses
7:55 - 8:00 a.m.Bus loading
8:00 – 8:25 a.m.Departure from Pearl Stable to Mission Solar.
A Company representative will join the group and provide information on Mission Solar visit
8:25 - 9:40 a.m.Registration and tour to Mission Solar
9:40 - 9:50 a.m.Loading bus
9:50 - 10:20 a.m.Departure to Kaco New Energy
10:20 – 11:25 a.m.Registration and Tour of Kaco New Energy
11:25 – 11:30 a.m.Loading bus
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.Departure to Alamo 3
11:50 – 12:35 p.m.Registration and Tour of Alamo 3
12:35 – 12:40 p.m.Loading of Bus
12:40 – 1:15 p.m.Arrival at the Pearl Location
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.Luncheon at the Boiler House (at the Pearl complex)312 Pearl Parkway Building 3 San Antonio, TX, 78215

Confirmed Speakers

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His focus is on market strategy and intelligence for the energy sector and technology transfer and commercialization. Most recently he was COO and head of the of Energy & Innovation practice at GreenMomentum. Read More...
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Boris Otto is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's Mexico City office, advising Mexican and foreign companies and financial institutions on all matters related to finance transactions. Read More...
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Dr. Vega has been a renewable energy consultant and researcher for the last 8-years. He currently leads R&D technical performance in the subjects of renewable energy forecasting, GIS LiDAR analytics, building load forecasting and grid integration at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Read More...
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José Ruiz serves as CEO for Buenavista Renewables Mexico (BVR) in San Antonio, Texas. BVR develops renewable energy projects, focusing on unique opportunities in the Mexican and broader Latin American, the Caribbean and the South Pacific Region. Read More...   
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As Vice President of Gov’t and Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, he leads an External Relations team responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s political engagement strategy with federal, state and local officials, regulatory agencies and key policymakers. Read More...
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Prior to joining ERCOT in October 2015, Mr. Ögelman served as the director of Energy Market Policy for CPS Energy. In that role, he was responsible for managing CPS Energy’s activities at ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and developing strategic policy. Read More...
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Advisor to the Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit, where he collaborated in energy and green growth issues. Deputy Director-General for Competition Studies, on the Federal Economic Competition Commission from 2007 to 2011. Read More...
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Jesse Hereford became Director of Public Affairs at the North American Development Bank (NADB) in February 2016.  He holds a Master of International Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the American University. Read More...
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Les Shephard joined the University of Texas – San Antonio as the Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Founding Director for the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute. Read More...
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Has extensive professional experience and expertise in U.S.-Mexican relations and border affairs, having served as the Under Secretary for North America at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations from 2003 to 2006. Read More...
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Daniel is a Navy nuclear engineer and MBA who specializes in using predictive analytics and integrating financial models to create market advantages. Read More...
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Honorable is an Ambassador for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative, an effort co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative, formed under the auspices of the International Clean Energy Ministerial. Read More...
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U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Yolanda Garcia Olivarez is an August 2009 appointee of President Barack Obama and former SBA Administrator Karen Mills. Read More...
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Arturo Infanzón is a member of our board of directors and is our Chief Operating and Financial Officer.  Prior to his appointment in July 2012, he served as Vice President—Mexico and Director of Operations for Sempra International.  Mr. Infanzón also served as Controller of Operations in Mexico from January 2005 to August 2005 and General Manager of Ecogas from January 2002 to December 2003. Read More...
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Mr. Díaz is currently Project Development Officer at the North American Development Bank (Nadbank), where he is concentrated in renewable energy transactions. He has worked on numerous environmental projects, including wind, solar, methane gas, water-wastewater, solid waste, and air quality projects in both sides of the US-Mexico border. Read More...
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He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Master in Business Administration from the London Business School (LBS). Read More...
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Mr. Jenks brings more than two decades of energy industry expertise to his work with OCI Solar Power. Randall leads a team of developers that draw from diverse backgrounds to develop solar projects that are among the most innovative in the industry. Read More...
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Proud Texan and lifelong San Antonian. As a family man and military officer, Councilman Medina reflects the values of the families he represents by focusing on investing in our neighborhoods and infrastructure, increasing public safety and supporting our first responders, enhancing our green spaces and Senior services and fostering sound business and economic development for all of San Antonio. Read More...
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Assumed the position of Commercial Consul and Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey in June 2015. Prior to his arrival in Monterrey, he served in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan. From 1982 to 1994, Alan acted as an Anti-dumping Investigator, traveling extensively throughout Mexico. Read More... 
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Thirty five years of international banking experience, with a proven track record in new business development, structured trade finance and risk mitigation. Read More...
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Brandon began his oil and gas career at Lewis Energy Group as Director of International Projects where he managed Lewis’s Mexican and Colombian operations. Read More...
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Senior executive leadership of wholesale power trading, day ahead and real time operations, fuels procurement, data analytics, and IT support for CPS Energy. Read More...
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Baker also serves as Governor Perry’s appointee to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and the Western States Water Council, represents Texas on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Management Team, and serves on the Coastal Land Advisory Board. Read More...
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Prior to being a regulator, he served as a Chairman of the Energy Committee at the Chamber of Deputies. He also was involved in the Chemical Sector for several years. Read More...
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Progressive service management career spanning over 20 years in support development, delivery, and operations specializing in building right sized infrastructure and tools to accelerate sales success. Wide range of Enterprise and Consumer support services experience ranging from small start up operations to rapid growth large scale management. Read More...
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Organized all the Commercial business of the company. Organized all the Latin America market for them. Review all Categories of discounts for distributors. Read More...
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At Borderplex Alliance where he is in charge of overseeing a unified bi-national effort to foster comprehensive regional economic development cooperation and collaboration within the North American Borderplex. Read More...
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Proparco| Regional Head | Mexico, Central America and the CaribbeanPaul initiated his professional career with Skanska, where he contributed to developing a USD 1.5B worth of greenfield toll-roads and power plants.
Paul Centeno Lappas

Proparco, Regional Head

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Before arriving, he spent two years covering energy and environmental issues for Stateline, a nonprofit news service in Washington, D.C., where his work also appeared in The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, among other newspapers. Read More...
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A federal Congressman during the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress (2012-2015), Barrios Gómez grew up as the son of an Ambassador, raised in Canada, Switzerland, the US, as well as his native Mexico.  Read More...
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Responsible for Business Development, Construction, Supply Chain, Transmission/Interconnection, Operations and Maintenance and Asset Management.  Read More...
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Todd Alexander is a partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP. His practice includes representing developers, private equity groups and lenders in project financings of energy and other infrastructure projects, including wind, solar, and gas-fired power plants, and fertilizer facilities. He has worked extensively in the United States and Mexico. Read More....
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Over the last eight years, Cristhyan has been actively involved in the origination, execution and syndication of Project Finance and Structured Finance transactions in the Americas' power and energy sectors. Read More...
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Ivy R. Taylor was elected Mayor of San Antonio on June 13, 2015. Prior to that, she was appointed to the office of Mayor in July, 2014, to fulfill Julian Castro’s unexpired term. She had served as the District 2 City Council Representative for a total of five years beginning with her election in June, 2009. Read More...
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Jose Zayas is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. In this role, Mr. Zayas manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies, which can play a significant role in America's clean energy future. Read More...
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With more than twenty years of experience in the Mexican energy sector, Hector Olea has actively participated in the promotion and development of renewable energies in the country. Since 2004, Hector Olea is  a business development firm specialized in the energy sector. He operates the Aura Solar I PV facility, the first utility-scale solar project in Mexico, and the Aura Solar II PV facility in Honduras. Read more...
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Jorge G Sanchez is the Co-founder, current president and CEO of SANA International Commerce, Inc. Corporation for 22 years. Sana International is based in San Antonio TX and has offices in several countries. Read More...
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Responsible for innovation and growth in Business and Economic Development, ensuring customers receive the best products and services by next-generation technology, assist in collaborative efforts of improving our local economy and community, and create opportunities to partner with national and international businesses. Read More...
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Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Prior to this, he was a professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. Read More...
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Jorge Canavati is the principal at J. Canavati & Co. LLC, an agency, representation and consulting company with a focus on logistics and international trade. His company is an agent for BNSF logistics, a global freight forwarder. Read More...
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As Business Development Manager, Ms. Turner’s responsibilities include the development of a diversified cargo base by identifying, planning and executing business calls on current and potential users of the Port to solicit all types of cargos, with particular emphasis on Wind Energy and Project Cargo. Read More...
Maggie Iglesias-Turner

Business Development Manager

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Change has been a constant in José Antonio’s life. On January 2012 he moved from Nacional Financiera to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and on September that same year he created Vive Energía, a renewable energy development company. He is the company’s Principal. Read More...
José Antonio Aguilar Bueno

Principal at Vive Energía

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In-depth knowledge of renewable energy (particularly PV solar) and 'CleanTech' spaces as well as consumer electronics and computing markets. Experience in managing high growth businesses, international expansion, change management and M&A integration activities. Advisor to startups and pre-IPO companies. Read More...
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Working within the energy practice at the Firm. Alejandra is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in the US (by the State of New York). Read More...
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His work with clients has included advice in the midstream and downstream regulation of natural gas and refined products; negotiations of power purchase agreements, and regulatory support to renewable energy projects, for U.S. companies doing business in Mexico. Read More...
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W.B Ray High School, Corpus Christi, Texas-1984
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering-1989 Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston-1992. Read More...
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He has helped the organization establish strong strategic alliances with the governmental, private, and non governmental sectors at both the national and international levels. Read More...
Juan Emilio Cano Reveles

Principal Ecobanca A.C.

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As Chief Business Development Officer, Mr. Jackson leads the company's global sales efforts to deliver onsite, base-load geothermal power and water services. After serving eleven years in the military, Mr. Jackson began his sales career in 1999 where he spearheaded strategy, business development and marketing initiatives for several start-up's that were new to the North American market. Read More....
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Director-General of the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Conuee) in Mexico, a decentralized administrative organization within the Ministry of Energy, that promotes energy efficiency and sustainable use of energy.   Read More...

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