Diego Mesa

Gobierno de Colombia

Ministro de Minas y Energía

Globally-minded energy, climate change and extractive industries leader with over 15 years of experience in senior management and advisory roles in government, multilaterals and private sector. In June 2020, Diego was appointed Minister of Energy and Mines of Colombia.

As Colombia`s Deputy Energy Minister between 2018 and 2020, Diego co-led the design and implementation of the country`s energy transformation policy, including increasing the share of variable renewable energy from 1% to 12% of the country’s power generation matrix.

Before joining the Colombian government, Diego spent 6 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he led and participated in technical assistance missions to advise African, Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern countries on fiscal issues for extractive industries.

Prior to the IMF, Diego spent 4 years as a Manger and Senior Economist in the Consulting and Deals Practice of PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) in Canada where he advised private and public sector clients on energy, petroleum and mining issues.

The Minister holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University and is a CFA® chart holder since 2012.