Juan Ignacio has worked at AES for twenty years and in 2018 was named President of AES in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In this role, he works in partnership with regional leaders, regulators, customers and communities to transform the energy matrix of whole economies and deliver greener and smarter solutions to meet growing energy needs. Juan Ignacio has proven experience in business development, risk management and commercial strategy, and he combines his knowledge of the energy sector with AES global resources and local expertise to accelerate the responsible transition to sustainable energy.
Under his leadership, AES continues to grow its renewables and natural gas platforms in the region to ensure critical diversification, cleaner reliability and reduce reliance on oil to help our partners achieve their emissions and energy goals. In the past three years, he has led the acceleration of innovative energy solutions such as efficient lighting projects, solar generation for self-consumption of large commercial and industrial clients, the digitalization of our utilities, and soon the 5B, prefabricated solar pilot program in Panama.
Since joining AES in 2001, Juan Ignacio has actively participated in the opening of electricity markets in Argentina, the Philippines, Panama and the Dominican Republic. As part of the company’s strategy to accelerate the delivery of reliable and sustainable renewable and natural gas energy solutions in the region, Juan Ignacio oversaw the structuring of AES’ joint ventures with Grupo BAL in Mexico and with Energas in the Dominican Republic. He also led the closing of the first AES energy export from Argentina to Brazil that was a regional milestone in interconnection. His expertise in Strategic, Financial and Commercial Planning as well as Market Structuring and Project Management in emerging markets has led him to advise various AES businesses on promoting competitive markets and strategic business models that meet customers’ needs. He serves on the Board of Directors of AES Gener in Chile, EnerAB in Mexico and AES Panama.
Originally from Argentina, Juan Ignacio holds a Masters degree in Project Management from Quebec University in Canada and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Universidad Austral in Argentina. He has also completed executive business and leadership programs at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He currently resides in Panama with his wife Luciana and two children, and enjoys traveling, running, and cooking.