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Jose Ramon Gomez

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Jose Ramon Gomez
Senior Energy Specialist, Inter- American Development Bank
Speaker 2018

Biography

Mr. Gómez holds a B.S. Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from the “Universidad de la Salle”, Bogotá (Colombia) and two Master of Science degrees in “Environmental and Civil Engineering” and “Engineering Management” both from the George Washington University, Washington D.C. He is an academic and infrastructure leader with vast experience and knowledge in energy management systems and climate finance activities. He is a multilateral finance expert with managerial and technical experience establishing public-private partnerships and large-scale energy and infrastructure programs. Mr. Gómez is currently a Senior Energy Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank and leads the IDB energy programs in Panama. Previously, Mr. Gómez led the IDB energy program in Argentina, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua. His areas of expertise are sustainable energy access, energy integration, energy efficiency and renewable energy; climate and energy finance; power transmission and generation. During his career at the IDB Mr. Gomez worked in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Guatemala, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and led the outreach and partnership activities of the energy division, which included the identification and development of funds to finance several programs, such as the Programa Nacional de Electrificación Sostenible y Energía Renovable (PNESER), a 10 donor financed program (Asia, Europe and America) (220,000 beneficiaries and U$420 million investment). Before joining the IDB in 2005, he worked in the World Bank Group (IBRD) for the Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development Division - Latin America & Caribbean Region.