Vladimir Sosa Rivas

Latin America Manager, Electric Mobility

Bio

Vladimir is the Electric Mobility Manager for Latin America at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Based in Mexico City, he leads efforts to design and implement sustainable electromobility projects, while analyzing opportunities for Vehicle to Grid Integration (VGI) in the region.

Prior to joining WRI, Vladimir was head of the national Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation, and Electromobility programs at Mexico's state-owned power utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). He has more than 10 years of experience in government and politics in Mexico and has held top executive positions in the energy sector. He was part of the technical team that drafted the Mexican energy reform of 2013 and was directly involved in its implementation. Among other responsibilities, he has served as Corporate Deputy Director of Business Development and Head of the National Program for Energy Efficiency at CFE; as Deputy Secretary of Energy of the State of Nuevo León; and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Hydrocarbons at the Mexican Secretariat of Energy. He was named one of the 100 most influential leaders in the Mexican energy sector by Petróleo & Energía in 2015 and a top leader of Nuevo León by Líderes in 2014.

Vladimir holds a Master of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University, along with a Master of Public Administration with Honors and B.A. in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has been a Visiting Professor of Energy Law and Policy and of Electoral Law at Universidad Regiomontana.

Vlad loves music (he is an amateur multi-instrumentalist musician and composer) and is currently studying cinematography.

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