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Dr. Héctor Olea

President and General Director, Gauss Energía

With more than twenty years of experience in the Mexican energy sector, Héctor Olea has actively participated in the promotion and development of renewable energies in the country. Since 2004, Hector Olea is President and CEO of Gauss, a business development firm specialized in the energy sector. Gauss activities are focused in the identification, development and structuring investment opportunities in renewable energy projects, which accounts for more than US$500 million in greenfield projects. Currently, Gauss operates the Aura Solar I PV facility, the first utility-scale solar project in Mexico, and the Aura Solar II PV facility in Honduras, the largest project in Central America. Since May 2014, he is President of the Asociacion Mexicana de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (Asolmex). Before, he acted as CEO of Suez in Mexico, where he led its transformation into a nationwide energy company. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Olea acted as Chairman of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He is an economist from ITAM (Mexico) and an earned his Master and PhD in Economics at Rice University (US). In 1989, he was distinguished with the Banamex Economics Award.