Mariano González is Senior Energy Specialist at the the World Bank and coordinator of Energy initiatives in Central America. His expertise spans from integration of Conventional and Non-Conventional technologies in Power Systems, Systems Planning, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Legal and Regulatory Reforms, M&A, and Reorganization Processes. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mariano developed his professional career in the private sector working for a major international power utility and a relevant Renewable Energy developer, before shifting to the banking sector at the European Investment Bank. Mariano has led the development and implementation of renewable energy projects and M&A operations in the power sector; origination activities and due diligence processes in the banking sector; and advised on reorganization processes and produced sector-analysis papers. He has participated and led operations in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Mariano has a Masters´ Degree in Energy Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a Master´s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Educacion a Distancia de Madrid, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School.