Tisha Schuller welcomes Juan Manuel Rojas Payán, CEO of Promigas, to the Energy Thinks podcast. Listeners will hear Juan Manuel discuss the complex need for natural gas in Colombia and emphasize Promigas’ unique work to both expand natural gas access to address poverty and decarbonize their operations.
Promigas, a company present in Colombia and Peru that engages in the transportation and distribution of natural gas and electric power, released its 24th Colombia Natural Gas Sector Report and its Energy Poverty Index.
Before working at Promigas, Juan Manuel served as the corporate VP of strategy and business development at Ecopetrol, Colombia’s largest oil producer. Prior to Ecopetrol, he held leadership roles at Argentinian energy companies including general manager at Bridas Corporation, senior manager for business development at Pan American Energy, and director of energy at Sideco Americana. Juan Manuel was the Vice Minister of Energy in Colombia in 2000 and 2001. He received a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a master’s and bachelor’s in economics from la Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.
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[Interview recorded on Sept. 21, 2023]