20 Mar 19 News Chile

Alejandra Alvarez named 'Member of the Year 2019'

The prize was awarded by Daniela Maldonado, president of the judging panel and editor of ELECTRICIDAD, who together with Marina Hermosilla, José Ignacio Escobar, Carlos Finat and Manuel Tagle, formed the evaluation committee.

The prize was awarded during the VI Annual Member´s Dinner organised by Chile’s Renewable Energy Association, ACERA (Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables y Almacenamiento).
The winner was named as Alejandra Álvarez, Head of Corporate Affairs and Community Relations of Mainstream Renewable Power Chile for her outstanding contribution to the Association which has 130 member companies.

The prize was awarded by the president of the judging panel, Daniela Maldonado, editor of ELECTRICIDAD, who together with Marina Hermosilla, Executive Director of Líderes Empresariales Contra el Cambio Climático (CLG-Chile); José Ignacio Escobar, President of ACERA; Carlos Finat, Executive Director of ACERA and Manuel Tagle, Vice-president of ACERA, made up the evaluation committee that was charged with choosing the member of the year.
“This prize can be awarded to any employee of our member companies that has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the Association and its mission, such as actively participating in our Technical Committees, contributing to topics of interest to the Association, showing team spirit, collaboration, willingness to share knowledge and skills that promote ACERA’s objectives and values,” explains Carlos Finat, executive director of ACERA.
Other finalists included Christian Soto, New Business and Regulation Manager, also of Mainstream Renewable Power; César Vásquez, Senior Commercial Analyst of Aela Energía; and Rodrigo Soto, Head of Marketing and External Relations of Acciona.

Alejandra Álvarez joined Mainstream Chile in 2012 to set up the community relations team and later in 2014 also took on the Head of Corporate Affairs role, continuing to manage the community team.
Alejandra has over 15 years of professional experience working in Chile and the United States in different areas related to the environment and energy and has been involved in a number of iconic projects in Chile such as HidroAysén and Mediterráneo.

Alejandra has a psychology degree from the Universidad de Diego Portales and a master’s in health, Community and Development from the London School of Economics, as well as diplomas in public policy and economic regulation from the Universidad Cátolica and the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez respectively.