Interamerican Development Bank
Energy Division Chief
Ariel Yepez is Chief of the Energy Division at the Inter-American Development Bank and is responsible for identifying, proposing and implementing energy projects that promote a sustainable development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Prior to joining the IDB, Ariel worked at the World Bank, and served as General Director of Revenue Policy for the Ministry of Finance in Mexico and Deputy Director of Economic Planning for Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Recently, Ariel published a regional report about the challenges of the energy sector and a report about the vulnerability of LAC countries to fluctuations in oil prices._ Ariel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.