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As a young business person yet to reach 40 years, Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has maintained a very vibrant career profile that people all over the world admire. Betancourt has worked in many leading companies where he has amassed massive skills and knowledge in many sectors. In his academic life, he holds two undergraduate degrees in economics and business administration from Suffolk University. He is also the great-grandson of Venezuela’s former president in the 19th Century, Hermógenes López.
Alejandro Betancourt Lopez stands out to be an entrepreneur who has transformed many sectors, especially the energy sector, through various innovations and new technologies. His sensitivity to new technologies has made him develop many businesses that embrace very new approaches. It has also allowed him to work in the continents of Africa and South America.
Before engaging in his private businesses, Alejandro worked in many companies as a manager. Some of the companies include Guruceaga Group and BGB Energy. In Latin America, he was the commercial manager of the ICC-OEOC company, which has its roots in the UK and solves technology problems at the offshore oil Industry.
Upon moving out of the abovementioned companies, Alejandro Betancourt Lopez had deeply understood how many sectors conduct businesses. He also knew how innovation could transform the modern economy. So, he decided to start his company – His company, in 2007 together with Pedro Trebbau López. With His company, Betancourt had the vision to lead in the expansion of the thermoelectric power sector. They concentrated on ensuring that proper electricity production facilities are in place and to enhance their supply chain operation.
His company grew so well, and within a few years, it became the leading in Venezuela and the entire region. The company has brought an input of 1,386 megawatts of electricity in the power grid of Venezuela through the eleven simple-cycle Thermoelectric power plants they have established. They are also exploring other sources of energy like wind and solar. Their goal is to provide opportunities for research and development within Latin America.
Alejandro Betancourt Lopez’s company has taken a step ahead to sponsor students that want to advance their careers in the energy sector by partnering with Simón Bolivar University. He has also established a foundation to give back to society in education, sports, and technology.