Colombia’s former Vice Minister of Mines and Energy has been promoted to lead the agency, after Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez submitted her resignation late last month.

Last week, Diego Mesa officially took over the role from Suarez, who had served as head of the ministry for almost two years and was largely responsible for kicking off the country’s renewable energy transition.

Suarez's submitted her resignation at the end of June and Colombia’s President Ivan Duque accepted it.