Francisco Salazar

CRE & ARIAE Chairman

Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano was appointed as Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for the first time in 2005. In 2010 we was re-appointed for another 5 years term. In 2006 he was elected as the first Vice-President of the Ibero-American Energy Regulators Association (ARIAE), and in 2011 he became the Chair of the same association. Since 2015 he also chairs the Mexican Chapter of the World Energy Council. Prior to being a regulator, he served as a Chairman of the Energy Committee at the Chamber of Deputies. He also was involved in the Chemical Sector for several years. Mr. Salazar holds an MSc in Public Financial Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, and Diploma studies in Law and Economics from Universities in Mexico and the United Kingdom. He has taught courses on Public Finance and Monetary Economics at local universities in San Luis Potosi, and written on the use of economic instruments in environmental public policy, as well as on energy policy and regulation. Mr. Salazar has also participated as member of editorial boards from major newspapers and business magazines in Mexico.