Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

Secretary for Energy

Appointed Secretary of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto since December of 2012.

In public office, he has been in key positions since 1975. He was elected Federal Congressman in 1979 for the state of Quintana Roo, and state Governor from 1981 to 1987. From 1990 to 1993 he was appointed Secretary of Tourism, and served within the Federal Government as Chief Refugee Commissioner and Peace Commissioner in Chiapas, respectively, between 1996 and 1998. From 1998 to 2000 he was Ambassador to Cuba. He was also elected Senator from 2006 to 2012, and was Chair of the Constitutional Amendments Committee during his term.

Within the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) he has an extensive political party curriculum, where he was Secretary General in 1994-95, as well as Party Chairman from 2011 to 2012 during the Presidential elections of that year.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and graduated with honors by the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where he has also been a professor. He has received a series of honors and awards, including “The Polar Star” by Sweden, and the “The Branco River’s Grand Cross” by Brazil.

As Secretary of Energy, Mexico’s historic Energy Reform was passed in Congress, from its constitutional amendments to its secondary legislation and statutory regulations, and currently oversees its implementation as head of the national energy sector.

He has also chaired in this capacity the International Renewable Energy Agency’s Assembly (IRENA) during 2014, as well as the Energy-Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) both in 2015.

In September 2015 he was awarded “Minister of Energy of the Year” by the prestigious publication Petroleum Economist.

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell will be speaking at:

OPENING SUMMIT – Creating a localised business model in Mexico and the Americas

2016/10/18 09:10 - 09:45

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