Victorio Oxilia Davalos
The Executive Secretary is responsible for fulfilling the functions of the Permanent Secretariat and has the legal and institutional representation of OLADE. He is in charge of the affairs of the Organization, according to policies established by ministerial decisions and directs the implementation of programs and projects of the Permanent Secretariat.
He directs and manages directly and immediately the Permanent Secretariat. He is elected by the Meeting of Ministers of the Organization for a period of three years.
Victorio Oxilia is a professional in Physics, from Paraguay, with a Master Degree in Social History of Science and a PhD in Energy by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has specialized in Nuclear Reactor Physics at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Sao Paulo.
On January 11, 2011 he took office as Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), 2011-2013, by decision of the XLI Meeting of Ministers. He served as Director of Integration (2010) and Training Coordinator (2008-2010) in the same organization.
He was Adviser to the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Director of Energy and Director of Scientific Development of the Government of Paraguay. Mr. Oxilia has participated in the creation of forums (Working Subgroups on Energy- MERCOSUR), and has acted as a delegate in Forums and Committees of International Organizations (OLADE, OAS and UNCTAD).
He served as professor and researcher at the National University of Asuncion, Asuncion Catholic University and the University of Sao Paulo. He published several articles in international journals, has been the co-author of books on energy integration and energy studies and projects for Latin American countries.
He is a founding partner of ESENERG, professional association committed to energy studies in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has retired from the association to hold office in OLADE.
The Executive Secretary for the years 2011-2013 aims to strengthen the Organization as a forum for discussion of technical and regional energy policies on major energy issues, starting with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, committed to the objectives set by the Lima Agreement (1973). The Organization must provide elements for decision-making to all Energy sector authorities of its Member Countries, aiming at, equitable and independent sustainable development of the Region.
The Strategic Objectives that guide the programs and projects of the current management of the Executive Secretariat are:
1 .- To support institutional strengthening of the energy authorities of the Member Countries
2 .- To consolidate a regional platform for knowledge management in the energy sector
3 .- To spread good practices in the administration of the hydrocarbon and electricity sectors
4 .- To contribute to sustainable energy development and social inclusion
5 .- To promote the integration and regional energy security