Juan Carlos Boué is an oil industry consultant; he started his career working at the international trading arm of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). His professional activities have focused on petroleum, alternating between academia, he was a Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies from 2000-2004, and industry.
From 2005 to 2009, he was special advisor to the Venezuelan minister of Energy and Petroleum and sat on the boards of most of Petróleos de Venezuela’s (PDVSA) refining ventures abroad.
He has written widely on the industrial economics of oil and gas exploration and production, and petroleum refining industries, as well as on taxation and the political economy of oil in general. His current research concerns the governance mechanisms and legal structure underpinning the international oil industry.