Lourdes Melgar joined the Board in January 2020. Ms Melgar is an academic and strategic advisor recognised for her expertise in energy, sustainability and governance. As former Vice Minister for Electricity from 2012 to 2014 and Vice Minister for Hydrocarbons from 2014 to 2016, she played a key role in the design, negotiation and implementation of Mexico’s 2013 Energy Reform. Previously, as a career diplomat, she held various positions in Mexico’s Foreign Service and at the Ministry of Energy. Ms Melgar is a Board member of Banco Santander Mexico S.A. She is a Research Affiliate at the Center for Collective Intelligence of MIT ’s Sloan School of Management and an Independent Board member of Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.