President - Ad Hoc Administrative Board
Dr. Pacheco has 38 years’ experience in the energy sector, including 17 years in the Venezuelan oil industry (PDVSA) where he held a number of senior positions including: CEO of BITOR (PDVSA’s heavy oil affiliate) and Executive Director of Corporate Planning. From 2008 to 2016, he held the position of Senior VP of Strategy and IT in Pacific Exploration and Production, the largest private oil & Gas Company in Colombia and Peru. Dr. Pacheco got his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zulia, Venezuela; he also holds a M.Sc. degree from Manchester University (1976) and a PhD from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London (1980).
Dr. Pacheco is a Nonresident Fellow at the Baker Institute and has lectured at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela and has also been a guest lecturer at IESA, UNIANDES, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Harvard University and Georgetown University.