Under Andrés’ leadership, AES became a world leader in innovating and adopting new technologies that enable our customers to meet their business objectives, including establishing AES as the world leader in energy storage. He led AES to establish its aggressive carbon reduction strategy in 2018 to show the company’s commitment to creating a sustainable climate future, making AES the first publicly-traded US energy company to issue a climate report that complies with recommendations from the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures.
Andrés shaped AES’ culture as an inclusive, innovative workplace that empowers our people to take action toward a greener energy future. He established sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals, resulting in AES’ inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America and designation as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute since 2014. AES businesses around the world share a diverse and inclusive culture and are consistently recognized by Great Place to Work® and as Best Workplaces for Women®. In 2020, Fast Company named AES as one of the Best Places to Work for Innovators, the only US-based energy company to be recognized.
Andrés has been shaping policy in the energy industry for years to accelerate a greener energy future for everyone. He served as Member of the President’s Export Council from 2013-2016 and served as an expert witness at US Congressional hearings on the subject of energy policy and Latin America. Today, he is continuing to drive transformation as Chairman of the American Society Council of Americas, and as a member of both the US-Brazil CEO Forum and US-India CEO forum.
Andrés began his tenure at AES in 2000, previously serving as the CEO of AES Gener in Chile and as AES’ COO before becoming President and CEO in 2011. Andrés graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University and earned his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Virginia.
Andrés and his wife enjoy yoga, jogging and biking, have two grown sons and live in Georgetown, Washington DC.