Juan Manuel Rojas Payán

Colombia |  President, Promigas


Juan Manuel Rojas Payán has been, since 2021, president of Promigas, one of the oldest private companies in the Latin American natural gas sector and a pioneer in the mass use of natural gas in Colombia.​
​​Rojas heads the growth and consolidation of Promigas as a widely acclaimed organization that groups together 23 companies engaged in the transportation and distribution of natural gas and liquefied natural gas, electricity distribution and marketing, integrated solutions for industry, and non-banking financing business in Colombia and Peru. Prior to joining Promigas, Rojas was corporate vice president of strategy and new business at Ecopetrol, where he was responsible for defining the entity’s strategic vision for developing its business in oil & gas, electricity, and other energies. In the course of his career, he has held executive and consultancy posts and worked as a professor and lecturer at renowned universities. He has been a World Bank consultant on energy projects in Africa, Bolivia, Honduras, and Brazil, and was deputy minister of energy in Colombia in 2000 and 2001.​​​​
Rojas is an economist and holds a master’s degree in economics from Los Andes University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He has 22 years of national and international professional experience in the energy sector, having worked in public and private companies in Colombia and South America.
Rojas was an event speaker at the Dialogue.