Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, Director General & CEO , AES Corporation
How did you come to be in the energy industry?
I was engaged in the industry due to its fascinating dynamic I have been seeing throughout the years. I truly thought developing projects to make a difference to society would be possible in this industry. And I do not regret!
What is your proudest work-related achievement to date?
I have had the chance to work in different market and business transformations and market opens for the company. The turn-around of the Philippine´s business and the opening of the Mexican market have been great moments in my career.
What is your role in your job?
CEO of AES Mexico and EnerAB (Joint Venture of AES and Grupo BAL)
What is your or your business’ main area of growth?
Renewable, energy storage, and energy solutions
Where do you see the greatest opportunity in the Mexican/regional energy market?
Mainly in the renewable and storage markets. Integrating technologies will be key in the near future.
Where do you see the greatest challenges?
The main challenges would be in making sure the reforms are implemented as planned and the private sector starts playing a key role in the market.
What was the wisest advice you received from a mentor?
You need to be persistent, at the end you never obtain what you deserve, but what you negotiate.
What advice would you pass onto a recent graduate wishing to work in your line of business?
You must be passionate and always focus on achieving your dreams.
What are the strategic priorities for your company in the next 12 months and beyond?
Sustainably grow the business
How do you prefer to spend your spare time?
Travelling and sightseeing with the family