Gerardo Hiriart (78) has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Was a full-time Researcher at the Institute of Engineering of the UNAM University. Worked for 26 years in the Department of Geothermics of the Mexican National Utility (CFE), ten of them as National Director for Geothermal Projects. Received in 2000 the Pioneers Award of the Geothermal Resources Council. Coordinator of the Chapter in Geothermics of the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). Nowadays is the CEO of GeoKeri, dedicated mostly to innovate in the geothermal sector, and provide services to develop new geothermal projects.