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Adrián Katzew

Chief Executive Officer
Zuma Energía

Adrian Katzew has a consolidated career in international leadership roles in the Renewable Energy Sector, having been responsible for building new entrepreneurial organizations that have financed, invested, built and operated projects, in more than 10 countries, and across multiple technologies. In his current role, as CEO of Zuma Energía, he is responsible for building the organization and a portfolio of more than 500 MW of renewable assets in Mexico. Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager of Vestas for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, where he established an organization responsible for implementing wind power projects across the region for more than 900 MW. His previous position was as Vice President of Market Development and Strategy for Europe, Middle East and Africa at FirstSolar, the leading global manufacturer of thin-film PV panels. He began his career at Banco Santander, where he was ultimately responsible for the Global Project and Acquisition Finance team for the Energy Sector, based in Madrid. Santander is one of the largest banks in the world and a leader in renewable energy finance. Beyond the successful implementation of investments and establishment of new teams, he has been an active leader of the development of public policy initiatives from the private sector to promote sustainable energy solutions and green growth. Adrian received a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University, and a BA with Honors in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Adrian has served across different board positions, including currently at the Board and the Executive Committee of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE); and previously a member of the Board of the Sustainability Commission (CESPEDS) at the National Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, and at the Advisory Board at the Energy Regulatory Authority of Mexico.

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