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Former Colombia’s Minister of Energy and Mines
Diego Mesa Puyo is a global energy, sustainability, and extractive industries leader with over 15 years of experience in senior management and advisory roles in government, multilaterals, and the private sector. As former Colombia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, he led the design and implementation of the country’s energy transition and mining diversification policies between 2018 and 2022, including the first successful renewable energy auctions in the country in 2019 and 2021, the passage of the Energy Transition Law in 2021, and launching the roadmaps for low and zero emissions hydrogen and offshore wind power in 2021 and 2022. Before joining the Colombian government, Minister Mesa worked for several years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he led technical assistance missions to advise Asian, African, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries on fiscal matters relating to their energy and extractive industries. Prior to the IMF, he worked as a Manager in the Consulting and Deals Practice of PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) in Canada focusing on energy and extractive industries. Minister Mesa has appeared multiple times on Bloomberg TV, BBC World, CNN, the World Economic Forum, the International Energy Agency and CERAWeek to discuss energy and economic policies. Minister Mesa holds an M.A. and B.A. in Economics from McGill and Concordia University, respectively, and has been a CFA® charterholder since 2012.
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