Mr. Ramirez was born in Barahona, Dominican Republic in 1960. He graduated in Economics from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). Mr. Ramirez has actively participated in multiple seminars and workshops throughout his professional career. He was president of the Central American and Caribbean Chapter of CIER (CECACIER) and member of the Dominican College of Economists (CODECO). In the last 20 years, Mr. Ramirez has held various positions such as Purchasing Manager of the Haina Electricity Generating Company (EGE-HAINA) as well as Financial Manager of the Dominican Hydroelectric Generation Company (EGEHID). He is currently the Director of the Electrical Market of the Dominican Electric Transmission Company (ETED).
Mr. George Reinoso has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector. Born in the Dominican Republic, he holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, a Masters in Electrical Power Systems from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México and an engineering degree from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Mr. Reinoso’s has experience in policy analysis and strategic planning for the energy sector, focusing on sector reforms, privatization, regulation, and investment analysis. George was the first executive director of the Dominican National Energy Commission (2001-2003) and is considered among the most qualified Dominican technicians in matters relating to electricity and energy efficiency. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Reinoso was the Superintendent of Electricity and from 2009 to 2012 he advised the Dominican Corporation of State-Owned Electric Companies. George has extensive experience coordinating activities in the energy sector with the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and the United States Department of Energy. He is currently working with the Dominican Association of Industries to increase energy efficiency among local manufacturing industries using South-South Knowledge Exchange.