Montserrat was appointed Commissioner to the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) by the Mexican Senate on September 18, 2014 for a five-year period. In 2018 she became Chair of the OECD’s Network of Economic Regulators (NER).
During her tenure at CRE she focused on renewable integration and the development of a regulatory framework that would boost collective distributed generation as well as storage. She had a strong and collaborative relationship with California regulatory bodies and ISO, as well as a clear understanding of the different North American systems. During her time as chair of OECD’s NER she was able to gain a deep understanding of the interaction between regulated markets, innovation, business development and the regulators that oversee them in all OECD countries.
Since her tenure at CRE, she has occupied several consultancy roles.
Montserrat has nearly 20 years of experience in the energy industry and environmental sector. She started to serve in the public sector at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Subsequently, she worked as a consultant on topics related to energy and environment, both in Mexico and in the United States. Between 2005 and 2013, she worked in several areas of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), and its subsidiary the PMI Group. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as Director of Energy at the independent think-tank the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, IMCO.
She holds a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. She also has a master’s degree in Economics from University College London, where she specialized in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources. Additionally, she has a graduate diploma in Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard University. She is an Eisenhower Fellow.