Sonora to Petition the Relocation of LitioMx OfficesBy Fernando Mares | Fri, 09/23/2022 - 14:31
Alfonso Durazo, Governor, Sonora, said he will ask President López Obrador to move the offices of the recently created lithium state company, Litio para México (LitioMx) to Sonora as part of the state’s strategy to become a clean energy hub.
The decree that establishes the creation of the state company details that its offices are to be located in Mexico City. However, Durazo said it would be better to move these to the state that has the largest deposits of lithium.
Durazo said that there is a great probability that López Obrador considers his proposal since in the past he suggested the relocation of ministries’ offices to other entities with related activities, like the Ministry of Agriculture, which was planned to move to Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, and the Ministry of Energy, which was headed for Tabasco.
Durazo congratulated Pablo Taddei for his recent appointment as Director General of LitioMx and said his studies will help the development of the state company. Taddei holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems from the University of Sonora, a Master’s in Sustainable Systems from Harvard University and he is currently working on a Ph.D. in Environmental Health at Harvard University. “We welcome the president’s decision. (Taddei) is from Sonora and with his sensitivity, he will better understand the expectations of Sonora’s people regarding this natural resource,” Durazo added.
On Sept. 21, 2022, LitioMx’s board of directors was established in accordance with the decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF). During the ceremony, Minister of Energy, Rocío Nahle took oath as Head of the Managing Board, while Taddei did so as General Director. Minister of Finance Rogelio Ramírez de la O, Minister of Economy Tatiana Clouthier, Minister of the Interior Adán López and Minister of Natural Resources María Albores were also sworn in as members of the board.
According to the official decree, the Managing Board has 90 business days following its establishment to issue its organic statute. The new state company is expected, therefore, to start operating by the end of February 2023.