Mr. Cota is the founder and CEO of TALANZA where he assists international energy companies in the design and implementation of tailor-suited strategies for their regulatory compliance adjusted to the applicable geopolitical context, considering current and upcoming regulations.
For the last 15 years, Mr. Cota has been an active key player in the energy policy making in Mexico. His last government appointment as Director General of Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons at the Secretariat of Energy, included the participation in the design and implementation of the current Mexican Energy model, its secondary legislation, contracts, and regulations; the leading of the proposition for their offering in tenders; the design and development of the Five-Year Plan of Bidding Rounds; the assistance in establishing national content requirements for exploration and extraction activities; and, the participation in the technical and economic design of oil and gas contracts. Marco Cota-Valdivia holds a B.A. in Economics from the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) and a Masters’ degree in Public Policy from the University of Manchester.