Gonzalo Torres Macchiavello

Energy Development Corporation
Country Head, Chile & Peru


Mr. Torres Macchiavello has been a leader in the development of geothermal energy in Chile and Peru. As President of the Geothermal Council (Industry body) and within Chile´s Geothermal Round Table (Industry and government body) he has lead industry and government in analysing, discussing and formulating public policies for the development of the industry in Chile, including the possibility of PPA auctions for renewable base load and practical methods for reducing the carbon dioxide emissions in Chile.

Mr. Torres Macchiavello has over 20 years of managerial experience in energy and power generation (geothermal, solar, wind, hydro & conventional) working for Fortune 300 IPP’s and utilities and as a consultant to Global 1000 firms as well as startups (NRG Energy, AES, Pennsylvania Power & Light). He possesses wide international experience in North, Central & South America, Europe and Africa which included overall P&L responsibility of business units.

Mr. Torres Macchiavello holds bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from UNB (Universidade Federal de Brasilia) and a MBA from Getulio Vargas Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and possesses good knowledge of Italian.