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Uruguay Member Committee

The Uruguay National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Uruguay, as a part of the World Energy Council’s energy vision. As a member of the World Energy Council network, the organisation is committed to representing the Uruguayan perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Uruguay are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Eng. Omar Paganini, is an electrical engineer graduated from the “Universidad de la República” and has a master's degree in Business Management from the Catholic University of Uruguay. He was also formed in Entrepreneurship at Stanford and Berkeley Universities, and in Negotiation for Harvard University Global PON program. In 1990 he founded an engineering and automation services company. In1995 he settled in the Paysandú department to take over as director of the company Paylana S.A., where it generated an innovation in textile technology.

Between 2001 and 2003, already back in Montevideo, he joined the ITC consulting firm Antel. From 2003 he was dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University of Uruguay. Afterwards he served as vice chancellor of Economic Management and Development of that institution. Until his appointment as Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining he was director of the UCUBusiness School.

Fitzgeral Cantero Piali has a degree in Political Science and a postgraduate degree in Political Science from the “Universidad de la República”. He has a master's degree in Advanced Project Management and Administration at the “Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM)”, Spain. He holds a tittle of Expert in Political and Institutional Communication, from the same university. He has a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management from the “Universidad de la Empresa and Institute of Business Managers IDE-CESEM”, Madrid Business School, Spain. He also has an International Certificate in Change Management from the Human Change Management Institute. In the public sphere he has been departmental mayor, national representative and director of the State Insurance Bank.

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