CPLC High-Level Assembly Co-Chairs

Minister Juan Carlos Jobet
Minister of Energy, Chile


Juan Carlos Jobet holds a degree in Business Management from the Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and in Public Administration from Harvard University.

His professional career began at the corporate finance consulting firm Asset Chile from 2000 to 2010.

In 2010, he joined the first governmental administration of President Sebastián Piñera as Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter. There, he played a leading role in the Emergency Committee, created to face the country's reconstruction after the earthquake of February 2010.

On July 29th, 2011, he assumed the position of Undersecretary of Housing, where he continued the work of reconstruction, enhancing the Ministry's role in urban development.

Subsequently, on July 24th, 2013, he became Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. During this appointment, he focused on extending access to childcare to all working women, a mission that he defined at that time as a project that "levels the playing field for all children."

After holding various positions in the private sector, in January 2019 he took on the responsibility of managing the Infrastructure Fund, a new state-owned company with the objective of developing new public infrastructure such as highways, trains and ports.

He now takes on an even greater challenge: to head the Ministry of Energy, whose mission is to lead Chile towards a new, greener, decarbonized energy matrix, with an emphasis on non-conventional renewable energy and the objective of setting Chile on the path to become neutral in carbon emissions.

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, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

Cédric de Meeûs, Vice-President, Group Public Affairs & Government Relations, Lafarge Holcim

Christine Fedigan,   Head of Corporate Climate Policy,      ENGIE

Felipe De León, Adviser, Climate Change Directorate        Ministry of Environment, Costa Rica

Helen Mountford, Vice President for Climate and Economics, WRI

Hugh Salway, Head of Global Carbon Markets, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK government

Jen Austin, Policy Director, We Mean Business

Juan Pedro Searle, Head of Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Energy of Chile, Chile

Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, IETA

Marina Mattar, Director of Institutional Relations, Communications and Sustainability, Abiquim

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

Silke Karcher, Head of Division, EU Climate and Energy Policy, European Climate Initiative, Carbon Markets, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Susan Shannon, Vice President International Organizations and Policy, Shell