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Andrés R. Gluski was named Director, President and CEO of AES in September 2011. He possesses deep experience in the global electricity business, and is recognized as an industry thought leader on international finance and operating infrastructure issues. In August 2012, Mr. Gluski was named International CEO of the Year by Latin Trade Magazine for his commitment and accomplishments as CEO of one of the world’s leading power companies.
With more than 20 years of proven experience, Mr. Gluski has created an operational excellence mind set at AES. He led the turnaround of some of AES’ most significant operating businesses, as well as spearheaded a major expansion program in Chile. Under his leadership, AES was the first company to be recognized with three Edison Electric Institute awards within a six year time span. These awards were granted for the Angamos power plant in Chile, as well as performance improvements at AES Masinloc in the Philippines and AES Latin America. He is also responsible for a number of portfolio management activities that strengthened AES’ liquidity; these include the sales of EDC in Venezuela, the Ekibastuz power plant and Maikuben West Coal Mine in Kazakhstan, the AES Atimus telecommunication company in Brazil and several distribution businesses in Argentina.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gluski served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AES from 2007 to 2011. He was Regional President for Latin America from 2006 to 2007, Senior Vice President for the Caribbean and Central America from 2003 to 2006, CEO of La Electricidad de Caracas (“EDC”) from 2002 to 2003 and CEO of AES Gener (Chile) in 2001.
Before joining AES in 2000, Mr. Gluski held several leadership roles including: Executive Vice President and CFO of EDC, Executive Vice President of Banco de Venezuela (Grupo Santander), Vice President for Santander Investment and Executive Vice President and CFO of CANTV (subsidiary of GTE). Mr. Gluski worked with the International Monetary Fund in the Treasury and Latin American Departments, in addition to serving as Director General of Public Finance for the Ministry of Finance of Venezuela.
Mr. Gluski currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cliffs Natural Resources, Council of the Americas, the USA Spain Council and the Edison Electric Institute. He is Chairman of AES Gener and AES Brasiliana. Mr. Gluski is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds an MA and a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.