Mr. Alfonso Blanco-Bonilla

Mr. Alfonso Blanco-Bonilla photo

Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE)

Since the beginning of 2017, he has held the position of Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization, a position elected by the Meeting of Energy Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2017-2020 and reelected by the Meeting of Ministers held in Lima, Peru in November 2019 for the period 2020-2022. He is a Mechanical Industrial Engineer from the University of the Republic of Uruguay, a Master in Administration and Business from the ORT University and a Diploma in Economics from the University of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay.

He has an extensive career as an Energy specialist in Latin America with an emphasis on regulatory issues, energy policy, project formulation and evaluation, business development and financing models. Prior to his current position at OLADE, he was a Consultant for the World Bank, IDB, CAF and the United Nations and held senior positions within the Uruguayan government, leading various components of Uruguay’s energy transformation started in 2005.