Colombian Member Committee

Comité miembro colombiano del CME


The Colombian World Energy Council Member Committee aims to study and implement of projects aimed mainly at the rational use of energy resources in all its aspects, in order to promote sustainable energy development. These projects consider the production, transportation, distribution, marketing and use of energy for maximum benefit, taking into consideration global trends in regulation and minimizing environmental impacts. COCME’s mission is to promote the sources and sustainable use of energy to provide greater benefits for people.

Chair: José Antonio Vargas Lleras

José Antonio Vargas Lleras is the World Energy Council’s Vice Chair for the Latin America & Caribbean region and also serves as Chairman of the Colombian Committee of the Council. Since 2006 he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electricity Distribution Company CODENSA and of Electricity Generation Company Emgesa, subsidiary firms of Enel-Endesa in Colombia. Dr Vargas Lleras has been Chairman of the Energy Commission for Regional Integration (CIER) and has held several managerial positions in many companies in the Colombian electric sector including the post of CEO of the Bogota Power Company. Professionally trained as a lawyer, and also a university professor, he has served as an Ambassador to the European Union and the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the World Customs Organisation.

Secretary: José Camargo Hernandez

Jose Vicente Camargo is the Secretary of the Colombian Committee of the World Energy Council. Camargo developed his professional experience in Interconexion Electrica S.A -ISA, working in technical and executives charges. Since 1998 he has been the International Coordinator of Generation & Transmission at CIER, leading and conducting studies, projects, work groups, conferences, seminars and other activities, developed in the CIER. He graduated as an electrical engineer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá 1972. He specialises in operation and control of interconnected networks and systems.