Alejandro Hernandez oversees RAP’s work advising Indian central and state authorities and coordinates RAP’s engagement with multilateral initiatives and other jurisdictions beyond the organization’s core regions.
Before joining RAP in 2022, Dr. Hernandez was the head of the Renewable Integration and Secure Electricity Unit at the International Energy Agency, leading the agency’s work on electricity market design, decarbonization strategies for the power sector and electricity security. A significant part of this work was to provide sound analysis and advice to policymakers in IEA association countries, including Brazil, China, Thailand and India.
Previously, Dr. Hernandez served in the Mexican government from 2013 to 2017 as managing director at the Energy Ministry, where he was part of the core team designing and implementing an ambitious reform for the power sector. The effort resulted in the opening of the Mexican wholesale electricity market and in a significant deployment of renewable energy in the country.
Dr. Hernandez’s career in the Mexican government also included positions as senior advisor to the finance vice minister from 2011 to 2013 and as deputy chief economist at the Mexican antitrust authority, COFECE, from 2007 to 2011.
He holds a master’s and a doctorate in economics from Toulouse School of Economics in France and a bachelor’s degree, also in economics, from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
A native of Mexico, Dr. Hernandez speaks fluent Spanish, English and French.