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Irene CAÑAS DÍAZ

Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of the ICE Group Board

She leads the corporate strategy and oversees its two main lines of business: Electricity and Telecommunications, and acts as the main liaison between the Corporation and the Government.

Before becoming CEO, Irene was Vice Minister of Environment and Energy from 2014 to 2018, acting as co-head of the National Energy Plan 2015-2023, a public policy promoted to guarantee the sustainability and efficiency of Costa Rica´s energy sector. She began her career in the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) as a field engineer.

Irene graduated from the University of Costa Rica, with a degree in civil engineering. Throughout her 25 year career, Irene has dedicated herself to the promotion of sustainable and low-emission energy initiatives, and most recently to Costa Rica´s goal to decarbonise the economy.