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Peru’s new Minister of Energy and Mining

The one piece of good news from today’s Peru ministerial farce is that Jorge Merino has been replaced as Mining and Energy Minister by Eleodoro Mayorga. Partly because Merino’s a dick without the first clue about how to go about advancing his sector, and partly because Mayorga is the right man for the job (and has been for years). Notably, the new Min is more energy than mines and knows his way around the Amazon basin hydrocarbons projects (which is surely why he’s got the nod).

Here’s his CV from this page, where he worked until today (Update: took that screenswipe just in time because his company, the law firm Laub & Quijandría where he worked as a partner, has wiped the page clean as well as removing any mention of the dude on the website. UPDATE 2 oh look! It’s all back again!)

Eleodoro Mayorga Alba
Lima – Peru, 1947.

Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Petroleum Engineering (1968).
Petrochemistry and Master of Industrial Management, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1969 – 1972).
French Institute of Petroleum, Petroleum Economics, France (1974-1976).
Ph.D. in Mathematics applied to Economics, University of Paris X, France (1975 – 1977).
Laub & Quijandría Consultores y Abogados, Associate Consultant (since 2009) and Partner (since 2011).

The World Bank – Petroleum, Gas, Mines and Chemical Products Policy Unit. Senior Petroleum Economist (1993 – 2009).
The World Bank – Energy Division, Energy Expert (1991 – 1993).
Petroperú S.A., Economics Manager, Director and General Manager of the Camisea Project (1983 – 1991).
Trondheim Technical College, Project Evaluator (1977).
French Institute of Petroleum – Advanced National
School of Petroleum and Engines, Assistant to the Academic Director
(1976 – 1977).
Ministry of Energy and Mines, Hydrocarbon Sector Planner (1972 – 1975).
Petroperú – North-West Operations, Reservoir Engineer (1969).
Preparation of loan and technical assistance
operations in the oil and natural gas sector, including the development
of new policies and regulations o ensure efficiency and transparency
in management of extractive industry projects, as well as environmental
protection and mitigation of the social impact during prospecting,
development and transportation operations; preparation of
technical-economic assessments and assistance in the solution of complex
problems in the negotiations of the financing of oil and natural gas
Strategic Planning teacher, Master’s Petroleum School of Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.
Has been a teacher of the Refining course, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (1973 – 1975).
Member of the Engineers Association.
Member of the International Association of Energy Economists, United States of America.
Former consultant of UNCTAD, ILO and UNDP.
Has published extensively on economics and energy. 
English and French.

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