Energy 2023: ANDRÉS GLUSKI
PRESIDENT AND CEO, AES, ARLINGTON COUNTY
A native of Venezuela, Gluski was a leader in renewable energy production and carbon emission reduction, even before 2011 when he became head of AES, a Fortune 500 global electric utility that generates power to 2.6 million customers in 14 countries. In fiscal year 2022, AES reported $12.6 billion in revenue, up from $11.1 billion in 2021, and had $38 billion in total assets.
He joined the company in 2000 and has served in several executive roles, including president of its Latin American arm and CEO of Chile-based AES Andes. In 2021, Gluski announced AES’ plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions from electricity sales by 2040, using power storage as a major component. He also has pushed solar farms and created a jointly owned company, Fluence Energy, with Siemens Energy in 2018 to store solar power.
Gluski earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia. He chairs the boards of the Council of the Americas, which promotes free trade and open markets in the Americas, and the Americas Society, which works to build dialogue and awareness of political, social and economic issues in the two continents.