Emanuel Simon, Associate Director, IHS Energy, is a specialist with the IHS Latin America research team. His analysis focuses on cost, technology and power modeling. Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Simon was with Siemens involved in conceptual and detailed engineering design for the oil and gas industry, energy efficiency, electrical power quality for industrial facilities, and risk analysis for the downstream sector. He also held a post as a business development engineer responsible for strategies in the downstream and the power sector. Mr. Simon holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), did his postgraduate studies in engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and holds an MSc in energy planning at UFRJ.