Past Event

Student Roundtable with Diego Mesa Puyo, Minister of Mines & Energy

April 19, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Center on Global Energy Policy, 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 roundtable discussion with Diego Mesa Puyo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia.

Minister Mesa will discuss Colombia’s energy transition and climate policy goals with Columbia University students and faculty. Following introductions, we will move into an open conversation. Light refreshments will be provided. 


Minister of Energy of Colombia Diego Mesa is a Globally-minded energy and extractive industries leader with over 15 years of experience in management and advisory roles in government, multilateral, and the private sector. He has been Colombia’s Minister of Energy since 2020. Before that he was Colombia's Deputy Energy Minister between 2018 and 2020, where he 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 power generation matrix. Before joining the Colombian government, he spent 6 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he led technical assistance missions to advise African, Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern countries on fiscal issues for extractive industries. Prior to the IMF, he spent 4 years as a Manager and Senior Economist in the Consulting and Deals Practice of PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) in Canada. The Minister holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University and is a CFA️ chart holder since 2012. 


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].


Contact Information

Center on Global Energy Policy