Past Event

Student Roundtable and Lunch with Minister Juan Carlos Jobet

March 29, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027

This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a student-only lunch and roundtable discussion with Minister Juan Carlos Jobet, CGEP Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former Minister of Energy, Chile.

Minister Jobet will discuss his academic and career histories and current work. Following introductions, we will move into an open conversation. Lunch will be provided. 


Juan Carlos Jobet is Chile’s former Minister of Energy and Mining. He was recently appointed as Dean of the School of Business & Economics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

He led Chile’s successful energy transition, including a thorough carbon neutrality plan for the energy sector, a phase out plan for all coal power plants, the accelerated deployment of solar and wind capacity, the development of key transmission infrastructure, Chile’s first energy efficiency law, and an ambitious green hydrogen strategy to position Chile as a top global producer and exporter. In the mining sector, he developed Chile’s first comprehensive mining policy: a long-term strategy built with participation of all relevant stakeholders, that sets a vision for a sustainable, competitive and green mining. 

He successfully managed several crises after the social unrest of October 2019 and during the pandemic. Both the energy and mining sectors operated without disruptions, jointly represented over 50% of Chile’s investment and played a key role in the economic recovery.

As energy minister, he played leadership roles in several international organizations and initiatives, including as chair of the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation 2021, and as co-chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.  

Throughout his career, he has held several positions in both the public and private sector. He was undersecretary of housing and minister of labor and social security  during president Piñera’s first government. He has also worked as investment banker and in private equity. He has held several executive and board positions in industries including pension fund management, real estate, forestry, fin tech, infrastructure and waste management. 

He holds an MBA and an MPA from Harvard University, and a bachelor in business and economics from the Catholic University of Chile. He is married and the proud father of three daughters.


Registration is required. This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students. To register, you must sign in with your UNI. 

This event will be hosted in person and capacity is limited. We ask that you register only if you can attend this event in its entirety. 

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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