Advisory Committee


The Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) created an Advisory Committee to allow the most distinguished visionaries and executives from the industry to be able to advise and provide guidance to the board of directors of the organization.

Advisory Committee members communicate regularly with the board of directors to exchange ideas, problem solve, take on specific tasks and open new markets on behalf of the organization as a whole. They represent the best of our region.  LAC-CORE and the industry are privileged to be able to count on them for support.

 

Alfredo Phillips

Alfredo Phillips

Alfredo Phillips Greene is the Country Manager Head for Torex Gold in Mexico. He has had an extensive career in the public, private, diplomatic, and academic fields. He serves on the board of directors of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and is President of the Mining Cluster of the State of Guerrero in Mexico.

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Mr. Phillips also held numerous positions in the Mexican Government ranging from Deputy General Director for Technology at the National Council for Science and Technology, to Director General for Planning, Programming, and the Budget at the Ministry of Education, to Head of the Investment Promotion Office at the Ministry of Energy. His last position in the Mexican Government was as Minister for Economic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington DC. He also worked for Siemens Mesoamerica as head of government affairs. Mr. Phillips also actively participates in the Mexican National Chamber of Industry, CANACINTRA, where he has been Chairman of the Energy Committee and Chairman of the Competitiveness and Value Chain Development Committee. He also participates in academic undertakings and is currently founding Board Member of the Global Sustainability Institute at the Monterrey Technology Institute jointly with Arizona State University. He is a professor of Negotiation Theory at the Executive Education School at the IberoAmerican University in Mexico City.

Alfredo received a B.S. in Actuarial Mathematics from Anahuac University in Mexico City and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

 

Jerry Butler

Jerry Christopher ButlerJerry Christopher Butler is the founding Chairman of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual forum of government officials, utilities, technology providers, entrepreneurs and financiers in the Caribbean.

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He is also one of the founders of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and remained a board member until 2012, when he took on the challenge of creating LAC-CORE’s Advisory board. He has also been on the Boards of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corp. and the Multilateral Investment Fund serving as the Caribbean Director and Chairman of the Audit and Ethics Committees of the Boards.

His strategic advisory services are widely consulted on energy projects in generation, transmission, distribution, and energy efficiency. With more than twenty-five years of both public accounting and private financial services experience, he previously served in the Financial Services Practice Group of Price Waterhouse in New York; was the Chief Accountant of the Bahamas National Insurance Board; the Financial Controller at the Bahamas Development Bank; the Vice President of Finance at Citibank, and later, the British American and Fidelity Banks; and Consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of The Bahamas. He is a licensed Chartered Accountant in the Bahamas (BICA), and in New York State at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Jerry’s education includes an MBA in International Business (Summa Cum Laude Honors and Class Valedictorian) – University of Miami, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems (Magna Cum Laude Honors) – Manhattan College, New York City, and was also a student of the University of the West Indies LLB Law program. He is the Bahamas 1981 Most Distinguished Junior Achiever Scholar of the St. Augustine High School. He has served as a Bahamas Securities Commissioner, a lecturer at the Bahamas Institute of Bankers, a BICA Representative on the FTAA Financial Service Team, a Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, and a President of the Rotary Club of Nassau.

 

Pablo Reyes

Pablo ReyesPablo Reyes is a co-founder and director of the Center for Latin-American Strategic Studies (CEELAT) in Bogotá, Colombia, and a principal at North Star Green, a multi- disciplinary consulting firm committed to improving social and environmental performance in Latin America; and a senior analyst at Onamics LLC focusing on political risk assessments in emerging markets. He is one of the founders of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), and has taken on the role of Vice President, President of board member until end of 2015.

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He focuses his work on Latin America’s foreign and security policy; energy cooperation; green project development, and corporate social responsibility. Currently he is working on a number of projects and initiatives that incorporate green strategies to meet social, security and environmental challenges. He has worked with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) both with the Scholl Chair in International Business and the Americas Program, at SAIC as a national security analyst, and at Rudder-Finn Global Public Affairs providing expertise to public sector clients in the Balkans during the 1996 negotiation of the Dayton Accords.

Pablo received his bachelor’s degree in Socio-cultural Psychology and International Relations from Clark University, and his master’s in International Economic Policy from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.

 

Leticia Phillips

Leticia PhillipsLeticia Phillips is the Representative for North America of the União da Indústria de Cana-de-Açúcar (UNICA), the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, in Washington, DC, where she is responsible for the government and institutional relations outreach initiatives.

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Prior to joining UNICA, she was the Associate Director for Marketing and Membership at the Brazil-U.S. Business Council. In that capacity Mrs. Phillips supported the marketing and membership outreach initiatives of the Brazil Council and had leadership in directing major policy advocacy activities. She liaised regularly with the U.S. Congress, senior representatives of the U.S. and Brazilian governments, Fortune 500 businesses, and multilateral institutions in Washington and throughout the region on a wide variety of U.S.-Brazil trade and investment issues.

Leticia holds a bachelor´s degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC.