Kira Potowski

 Kira Potowski
Job Title
Gerente de Comercio e Inversiones / Energía

Manager of the Commerce & Investment Department at the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is responsible for strategic planning and project management within the department in the sectors of energy, environment, health, industry 4.0, automotive and aeronautics.

She is also advisor of the energy sector on aspects related to renewable energies (solar photovoltaic and solar thermal) and energy efficiency in industry and buildings. She has extensive experience in conducting market research on the energy sector for German companies and in the organization of business trips for German companies to Mexico (two delegations a year from Germany to Mexico) and for Mexican companies to Germany (two informative trips from Mexico to Germany), congresses, symposia, breakfasts and workshops in the energy sector.

Besides she is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Diploma: European Energy Manager, which is a double certification of Germany and Mexico, as well as for the Learning Networks in Energy Management Systems based on ISO 50001 and Energy Efficiency Measures. She has managed six learning networks:

• an internal network with 9 plants and the Bosch corporate
• an external network with 8 companies of the automotive sector of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo León
• a network for the implementation of Energy Management Systems in commercial stores and buildings
• an Energy Efficiency in Freight Transport network
• an Energy Efficiency Network in Aguascalientes Municipalities
• a network of Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Systems in the Industrial Park Polígono de San Miguel Allende

She is a founder member of the network of women in renewable energy in Mexico, MERM, a network of more than 20 women from the private sector organizing workshops, coaching, events etc. to sensitize the energy sector to the needs of gender equity.

She has two master's degrees from Germany and South Korea in international business and economics in developing countries.