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Mauricio Gutierrez is President and CEO of NRG. Mauricio joined NRG in 2004 and helped build it from a regional wholesale generation business to a national, Fortune 200 diversified energy company. NRG is the nation's largest competitive power generator. The company is also a major competitive energy retailer that serves nearly 3 million recurring retail customers and is one of the country's largest owners and operators of renewable power facilities.
Prior to becoming President and CEO, Mauricio held the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he held top responsibility for ensuring that NRG's generating fleets operate at the highest levels of safety, performance and environmental sustainability. During his tenure, he also led NRG's engineering and construction activities related to new generation and repowering projects. And overseeing commodities trading as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations and Senior Vice President, Commodities Trading, Mauricio helped maximize NRG's financial performance through increasingly volatile energy commodity markets.
Mauricio began his career as a senior consultant and project manager at Mexico City-based DTP Consultores, working on various energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico. When the U.S. merchant energy industry started to emerge, he joined Dynegy's management program and served in various positions, including Managing Director for the Southeast and Texas regions, Senior Trader for East Power and Asset Manager.
Mauricio has served on the Boards of the Mexican National Chamber of Consulting Firms and the Electric Power Supply Association in the U.S. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Panamericana and two master's degrees - one in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines and one in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute.