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Leonardo Beltran had a distinguished 13-year career in public service in the government of Mexico, including as the longest serving Deputy Secretary of Energy (2012-2018). He was member of the Board of Pemex, Mexico´s national oil company and the world´s 10th largest oil producer; alternate chairman of the Board of CFE, Mexico´s national power utility and a Global 500 company; and chairman of the boards of the national laboratories of the energy sector
(Mexican Petroleum Institute; National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies; National Nuclear Research Institute).
He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University´s Center on Global Energy Policy, a non-resident fellow at the Institute of the Americas, and an executive fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He is also serving his second three-year term on the Board of Sustainable Energy for All, and is an advisor at the Evaluaton and Learning Initiative of the Climate Investment Funds.