Tania Ortiz Mena

Sempra Infrastructure

President, Sempra Infrastructure Mexico & Group President, Clean Power and Energy Networks

Tania Ortiz Mena is President of Sempra Infrastructure in Mexico and also Group President, Clean Power and Energy Networks for Sempra Infrastructure. In this role, Ortiz Mena leads the company’s activities related to clean power generation, as well as natural gas transportation and distribution, and fuel storage facilities in North America. Most recently, Ortiz Mena was IEnova's chief executive officer from September 2018 to September 2021, and a member of the Board of Directors since January 2019. She began her career at IEnova in 2000, holding different positions, including vice president of external affairs and development and chief development officer. From 1994 to 1999, Ortiz Mena worked as deputy commercial manager for Refined Products of PEMEX international subsidiary, PMI. Ortiz Mena serves as independent board member of the Mexican Stock Exchange and member of its Corporate Practices Committee. She co-chairs the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council and is a member of the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue. She is also member of the Inter-American Dialogue, board member of the Mexican Natural Gas Association, board member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations COMEXI, board member of the American Chamber of Commerce Mexico (AMCHAM) and founding member of Voz Experta. From 2015 to 2016, Ortiz Mena chaired the Mexican Natural Gas Association and from 2015 to 2018 she was a member of the advisory board of the Energy Regulatory Commission. Ortiz Mena holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Sessions With Tania Ortiz Mena

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Unlocking Latin American Natural Gas

    The war in Ukraine opens a unique window of opportunity for Latin America gas and comes when markets are in varying stages of liberalization, complicating matters. Securing and diversifying gas supplies is a priority for leading global gas importers—Mexico, given its proximity and connectivity to abundant, low-cost U.S. gas, and Argentina with its significant Vaca Muerta gas resource base—can potentially play a key role. Meanwhile, Brazil’s continued gas market “deverticalization” combined with enormous pre-salt reserves under development are providing renewed growth opportunitiesfor the domestic gas industry. What conditions are necessary to encourage the massive investments needed in infrastructure, gas resource development and demand-side expansion? What are the roles of the private sector, the NOCs and governments?