Board of Directors appoints Mrs. Sandra Fonseca as the new CEO of EEB
Bogotá D.C., 08 February 2013
Mr. Fernando Gómez Franco, appointed as CEO of Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, EEB by the Board of Directors in session held on 31 January, has decided not to accept the aforementioned appointment.
“Taking into account the events of the past few days, subsequent to my appointment as CEO of EEB, I would like to inform that I have not been involved in any act that hinders me from accepting the position offered, however, I have decided to decline the offer, in order to prevent Grupo Energía de Bogotá and the city from being impacted in any way, in image or results, due to the information published by the media;" stated Mr. Gómez Franco.
The Board of Directors, therefore, has decided to appoint Mrs. Sandra Stella Fonseca Arenas as the new CEO of EEB. She is an Electrical Engineer from La Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, has a Masters degree in Energy Studies from Sheffield University and an MBA in Industrial Management from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.
Mrs. Sandra Fonseca, was born in the city of Tunja, Department of Boyacá, has around 18 years of working experience in the energy sector and public utility companies, among them, the following stand out: Executive Director to the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission - CREG - (for its Spanish acronym), she has been adviser in economic matters both locally as well as internationally in Peru, Panama and Ecuador, amongst others.
Similarly, she has led and managed, and has received acknowledgment thereof, her own consulting company, she has been a consultant on energy issues in public and private companies, including the National Government.
Mrs. Sandra Fonseca's CV
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to a market enjoying one of the largest demands in the country and greatest in size. In addition it has control of the major natural gas carrier in the country, TGI S.A. In Perú, its company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, while CALIDDA is in charge of distributing natural gas in Lima and Callao. In that same country, ISA, participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in the country. In 2010, it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- that will build the most important energy infrastructure project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of 2013. Furthermore, it holds a portfolio of significant investments in other companies in the energy sector, amongst which the following stand out CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and in a lesser scale ISA and ISAGEN.
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