Diego Mesa

Ministry of Mines and Energy, Colombia
Vice Minister of Energy

Diego Mesa is an economist from Concordia University, Canada. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from McGill University, Canada, and is a Certified Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute, United States. He has over 13 years of experience providence advice to governments and companies on economic, tax and fiscal issues concerning the mining and energy sector.

Within the multilateral banking field, Diego Mesa has worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund, where he led and participated in over 35 missions that provided advice to several governments regarding the drafting of public policies for extractive industries, including those of Mexico, Colombia, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Guyana, Lebanon, Albania, Kenya, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Nigeria.

As manager and chief economist for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada, he has given advice to both the public and private sectors with respect to structuring and developing infrastructure as well as for mining and energy projects.

The new Vice-Minister is the author of well-known publications and has participated in international forums on tax-related issues for the extractive industries.