Gabriela  Elizondo Azuela

Gabriela Elizondo Azuela

Manager of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank

In this role, Gabriela oversees a global portfolio of analytical and advisory activities in the energy sector, as well as the Bank’s energy climate finance operations. 

Ms. Elizondo-Azuela, a Mexican national, joined the Bank in 2003.  Prior to assuming her current position at ESMAP, Gabriela worked in the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Unit and other various Energy units across regional and global teams, contributing to a range of innovative operations in the areas of energy access, clean energy, climate change and became the Global Lead for Clean Energy for the Global Practice. As the Global Lead, she has championed the introduction of innovative initiatives, most recently in the areas of digitalization of energy sector infrastructure and utilities of the future. Ms. Elizondo-Azuela has more than 25 years of professional experience in the environmental and energy fields with specializations in power sector reform, regulatory design, private sector development, power sector planning, renewable energy, and climate change.

Before joining the Bank, she worked for private consulting firms and academia.  Ms. Elizondo-Azuela is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (MX) in Chemical Engineering, has a Master of Environmental/Water Resources Engineering degree from the University of Michigan (USA), a PhD of Energy Economics from Imperial College London (UK), and various postgraduate diplomas from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).