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CPLC High-Level Assembly Co-Chairs


Minister Susana Jiménez Schuster
Minister of Energy, Chile

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Susana Jiménez holds a degree in business management and a Master’s in Economics from the Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as a diploma in Free Competition. She also earned a Master’s in Humanities from the Universidad del Desarrollo. She has been a professor at the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Central, Universidad Finis Terrae and Universidad Católica.

Ms. Jiménez served as an economist at the Chilean Central Bank’s Studies Division until 1997, and later held the position of Economic Assistant at the Chilean Ministry of Finance’s Representative Office in New York. From 2000 to 2002, she was Head of Studies at the consulting firm Zahler & Co. Afterwards, she was an Associated Economist at the consulting firm P. Rojas y Asociados, where she became partner in the year 2009. She also served as a member of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment’s Advisory Counsel, as well as Director of the Chilean Society of Public Policy.

In May 2010 she joined Libertad & Desarrollo as a senior economist, responsible for leading studies related to energy, environment, regulation and free competition, as well as hydro resources. She was named Deputy Director of L&D in January 2017.

Ms. Jiménez was the team macrocoordinator of President Sebastián Piñera’s Program of Government: 2018‐2022. She was appointed Minister of Energy in March 2018.

Gérard Mestrallet
Chairman of SUEZ and Honorary Chairman of ENGIE


Gérard Mestrallet is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale d’Administration. After occupying various positions in the Treasury Department and in the office of the Minister of Economics and Finance, Mr. J. Delors, Gérard Mestrallet joined the Compagnie Financière de SUEZ as a Project Manager. In 1986, he was appointed Executive Vice-President for industrial affairs. In 1991, Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique.

In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ. Gérard Mestrallet was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) following the merger between SUEZ and Gaz de France on July 22, 2008 until May 3, 2016, the date on which he became Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE. Mr. Mestrallet is also the Chairman of the Paris EUROPLACE Association, honorary Chairman of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council, a member of the Shanghai and Beijing International Councils, Director of Tongji University (Shanghai) and Honorary Doctorate of Cranfield University (UK).


Steering Committee 


Anirban Ghosh,  Mahindra Group

Susan Shannon, Shell

Cédric de Meeûs, LafargeHolcim

Jen Austin, We Mean Business

Hugh Salway, United Kingdom

Silke Karcher, Germany

Felipe De León, Costa Rica

Ousmane Fall SARR, West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance

Katie Sullivan, IETA

Helen Mountford, World Resources Institute

Marina Mattar, ABIQUIM