Inter-American Development Bank
Economist, Infrastructure and Energy Sector
Lenin H. Balza is an economist in the Infrastructure and Energy Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank with several years of experience advising governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on energy, natural resource development, and infrastructure issues. He is currently responsible for designing, coordinating, and supervising projects in LAC, as part of the special group on Mining, Hydrocarbons and Geothermal Energy. Previously, Balza worked in the Energy Division at the IDB, at Santander Investment (Grupo Santander), and at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). He holds a degree in economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela, postgraduates studies in economics from Torcuato Di Tella University, and a Master’s degree in economic development from Harvard University. Balza’s areas of interest and research include energy economics, development strategies, and economic development in resource-rich countries.