Javier Rúa-Jovet

JRJ Consultants and Legal Advisors

Javier Rúa-Jovet, is a former Puerto Rican public servant and telecoms regulator that currently focuses on public policy advocacy in the renewable energy and information and communications technologies (ICT) fields, as well as related legal, regulatory and government affairs.

His clients have included Sunrun, the largest residential rooftop solar energy plus storage company in the US, important Puerto Rican energy players such as Windmar Group companies and Aireko Foundation, and collaborates with entities such as the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) to help advance and implement the island’s renewable energy goals.

Rúa-Jovet has held multiple positions in Puerto Rico’s government, including Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural & Environmental Resources (2006-2008), Chairman of the Environmental Quality Board (2008) and more recently, Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board (2013-2016), post to which he was confirmed with tri-partisan support in the Senate.

Rúa-Jovet has also held and today holds distinguished international posts, namely President of the Latin American Forum of Telecommunications Regulators (REGULATEL) (2015), which included 23 utility regulators from the Americas, as well as Italy, Portugal and Spain, and is currently a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), the global multi-stakeholder entity that governs Domain Name System (DNS) & Internet Protocol (IP) policymaking, representing the North America region.

Rúa-Jovet holds a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, an LLM from George Washington University National Law Center & a BA from Boston College. He has multiple publications on diverse topics, from environmental policy and history, Public International Law, as well as ICT and energy policy.