Juan Ignacio Rubiolo

AES Corporation

Executive Vice President & President, International Businesses

Juan Ignacio Rubiolo is AES International Businesses President. Juan Ignacio has worked at AES for twenty years. From 2018 to 2021, he served as AES President for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In this role, he worked in partnership with regional leaders, regulators, customers and communities to transform the energy matrix of whole economies and deliver greener, smarter solutions to meet growing energy needs. With extensive experience in business development, risk management and commercial strategy, Juan Ignacio combines his knowledge of the energy sector with AES global resources and local expertise to accelerate the responsible transition to a clean energy future. Under his leadership, AES continues to grow its renewables and natural gas platforms in the company's Eurasia and Latin America regions to ensure critical diversification, cleaner reliability and reduce reliance on fossil fuels to help our partners achieve their clean energy goals. In recent years, he has led the acceleration of innovative energy solutions, solar generation for large commercial and industrial clients, the digitalization of utilities, and the deployment of 5B's prefabricated solar solution in Panama. Since joining AES in 2001, Juan Ignacio has actively participated in the opening of electricity markets in Argentina, the Philippines, Panama and the Dominican Republic. As part of the company’s strategy to accelerate the delivery of reliable and renewable energy solutions in Central and South America, Juan Ignacio oversaw the structuring of AES’ joint ventures with Grupo BAL in Mexico. He also led the closing of the first AES energy export from Argentina to Brazil, a regional milestone in interconnection. His expertise in strategic, financial and commercial planning as well as market structuring and project management in emerging markets has led him to advise various AES businesses on promoting competitive markets and strategic business models that meet customer needs.

Sessions With Juan Ignacio Rubiolo

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Partnerships in the Asia Energy Transition

    Panel Power & Renewables

    Rebounding from the pandemic with 6% real GDP growth, the Asia Pacific region underpinned most of the 2021 global increase in power generation, witnessing one of the region’s strongest annual natural gas demand increases over the last decade. Economic growth impacts both energy demand and energy mix as policies adjust, balancing economic growth, supply security, and sustainability. Asia Pacific faces the net zero test: meeting growing energy demand while lowering emissions to meet the Asian energy transition requirements. Major Asian economies have announced net-zero emission goals for the next 30 to 50 years. Partnerships across domains of energy, technology, and finance will be essential for the energy transition. Which technologies will drive Asia Pacific’s energy mix? Which mature and new technologies will meet net-zero targets, while securing energy demand? How will energy technology partnerships evolve to meet the requirements of the Asia Pacific energy mix? What criteria will the financial sector deploy to fund energy transition in Asia Pacific?

  • 09:35am - 10:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:35 pm - 10/mar/2022 04:10 pm

    Global Pathways to Net Zero & Beyond

    Panel Power & Renewables

    Since the publication of IEA’s “A Roadmap to Net-Zero” last May, there have been numerous reports and scenarios on how to get to net-zero emissions globally by 2050 or later. In most of these scenarios, electricity will be the linchpin of the global energy system by 2040 (or earlier), with almost half of the global energy consumption in the form of electricity. To achieve this, the bulk of electricity will have to come from renewable and non-fossil sources. Simultaneously, the electricity systems will have to be modernized and become highly flexible while maintaining stability and reliability. Extreme weather events and cyber security will be just two of the many challenges for the electricity system. How are two of the world’s leading electricity companies building their roads to net-zero emissions and beyond? How realistic is the goal to make global electricity generation net-zero emissions by 2050? How is digitalization driving decarbonization in the electricity sector? What is needed to accelerate energy investments in developing countries and at a lower cost of capital? What is a “just transition” and why is it important?