Mr. Gischler is co-leading the newly created Mining, Geothermal and Hydrocarbon Special Group within Infrastructure and Energy Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With over 20 years of experience in the energy and environmental sector in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), Mr. Gischler is a leader for geothermal energy development in LAC and advocate for the use climate funds for sustainable energy, decarbonization and cleaner fuels developments in LAC. He has designed, developed, executed and structured financial initiatives and projects for over US$ 3.7 billion promoting sustainable energy in the region.
Prior to joining the IDB, Mr. Gischler worked for National Commission for the Environment in Chile and for the private sector in energy efficiency in mining and transportation, renewable energy and air pollution control. Mr. Gischler holds two engineering degrees in chemical engineering and biotechnological engineering from the University of Chile and a MSc degree in environmental engineering and sustainable infrastructure from the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden.