Andres Gluski the the CEO of the AES company. He brings experience and a proven track record for cost savings to the position. A quality that any major company could appreciate. We looked into his career history to get a better idea of who Andres Gluski is and we discovered some interesting facts about him. Here are 10 things that you probably didn't know about Andres Gluski.
1. He graduated with honors
In our review of top executives in the country, we've found that many of them are in leadership positions with little more than a bachelors degree, and a few of them with MBAs. Andres Glusky is a highly educated executive. He attended Wake Forest University and graduated magna cum laude. He went on to pursue his MA as well as his PhD in the economics programs at the University of Virginia where he also satisfied all degree requirements to obtain his doctorate.
2. He was invited to be an expert witness
Andres Gluski is a professional through and through. He not only has the academic degrees behind him, he also has the experience and the knowledge.He was invited to attend a United States Congressional hearing to share his knowledge. He was invited to serve an an expert witness discussing energy policy and Latin America.
3. He's originally from Venezuela
When we were researching to find more information about his career history, we made a really cool discovery about Andres Gluski. He's from the country of Venezuela. He's had a wealth of professional experiences in the electricity industry in Latin America.
4. He's a celebrity CEO in international business circles
The Latin Trade Magazine named Andres Gluski as the International CEO of the year in 2012. This was a high honor, but it was well-deserved.
5. He has provided expertise for Presidents
We also discovered that Andres provided his expertise for important leaders in the country. He was on the Export Council for President Obama from 2013 through 2016. Glusky is currently on the US Brazil CEO Forum as a member, as well as on the India CEO Forum. He advises world leaders in matters of energy.
6. He's responsible for creating social responsibility and sustainability at AES
Andres Gluski is the leader who set high goals for corporate social responsibility within the AES company. As a result of his efforts, AES was named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies. AES has been honored with this distinction for four consecutive years. This speaks well of his leadership. In addition, he set goals for the company that culminated in the inclusion of the company in the North American Dow Jones Sustainability Index and that also has been ongoing for the past four years.
7. Before joining AES, he worked in South America
Prior to becoming he CEO of AES, Andres worked in a variety of senior level jobs within the IMF, the banking and telecom industries within the private sector. He was also the president of La Electricidad de Caracas in the country of Venezuela and the President of Latin America and CEO of AES Gener in Chile.
8. He sits on the several important boards
Board members have an important role in helping to guide the direction of a corporation. Andres sits on the AES Corporation Board as well as AES Gener and Waste Management. In addition to this, he's the chairman of the America's Society Council of the America's. He also serves as the Director of the Edison Electric Institute.
9. He's a mover and a shaker
Since coming to AES in 2000, Andres has made some significant contributions. He was the leader of a reorganization of the company that resulted in the implementation of a cost savings model that has changed the way that AES does business and operates. These changes were implemented in 2011 and since that time, the company experiences a savings of more than $250 million per year.
10. He's responsible for cutting AES's debt dramatically
This is perhaps one of the highest compliments that can be paid to a CEO. Under his leadership, AES has been transformed into a company that is greatly simplified and they are saving money with a more efficient business model. They have generated funds in the amount of $4 billion. They focus on the markets that are the safest bets and have pulled out of many of the high risk markets. They've been successful in paying down the debt of the company by a third, which amounts to approximately $2.1 billion.
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Written by Dana Hanson
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