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Leonardo Beltran

Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico

Mr. Beltran was appointed Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition on December 10, 2012 by the President of the Mexico. Deputy Secretary Beltran holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics by the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and studied Law at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

In 2005, Deputy Secretary Beltran joined the Secretariat of Energy (SENER) as Director of International Negotiations. Under this capacity, he participated in high level meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-Energy Working Group (EWG), the International Energy Agency, the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, North American Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), as well as bilateral negotiations with Australia, Canada, Denmark, Spanish, United States, Iceland, India and New Zealand.

In 2010, he was appointed Director-General for Information and Energy Studies at SENER, where he participated in the National System of Science and Technology and collaborated in the information system of technology and scientific research of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), as well as in the development of the Special Program of Science and Technology. He also coordinated the inter-sectorial working group on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) and a working group for the development of a Sustainable Buildings’ Mexican Standard. He was responsible for the organization of the Energy Efficiency and Access Forum held in Mexico City on September 2010.

Mr. Beltran has been consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, as well as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Deputy Secretary Beltran collaborated in the International Affairs coordination division with the campaign and governmental transition team of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

He is married and has two children.