US Chapter Luncheon "Mexico's Energy Sector Under AMLO’s Tenure"

Eduardo Andrade currently serves as Mexico General Director for Burns & McDonnell -the top firm in engineering for the power industry in the United States-, has formerly worked for major companies like Techint and Ibedrola.

A 30-year veteran of the Mexican energy industry, having a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Mexico and graduate education in Finance by the Monterrey Tech. a Big promoter of the Mexican energy reform that allowed private investment participation.

Founder of the Mexican Energy Association, the Mexican chapter of the World Energy Council and the Mexican Canadian Energy Working Group. Currently part of the bilateral Energy US Mexico bilateral committee.

Eduardo is a big fan of college football and fine dining.


Valeria Moy is an economist from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Master in Administration from the London School of Economics. Before joining IMCO, she was director of México, ¿cómo vamos? an economic policy think-tank in Mexico. She also served at the National Banking and Securities Commission focusing on regulation in the areas of development and economic studies, and market and stock exchange supervision.

Valeria was the director of the treasury at the insurance company National Provincial Group (GNP). Since 2001, she has taught macroeconomics, for both undergraduate and graduate studies at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE). She also worked as a researcher for Harvard Business School.

Valeria is a weekly columnist at Milenio on economic issues and frequently participates as an economic analyst on television, radio, and print publications with different national and international media, such as CNN, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs Latin America, and America's Quarterly. Forbes has named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico


Cecilia De La Macorra serves as senior director for the Americas for international government relations at Exxon Mobil Corporation, in Washington, DC, where she works closely with other senior management to support the business objectives of the company. In this role she is responsible for developing political analysis and executing policy and advocacy strategies for the region and coordinating outreach across markets. In 2022, she took an additional role for a new stakeholder engagement function, where she engages with global civil society on issues related to the energy transition.

Before joining the Corporation’s government relations center of expertise in early 2012, Ms. De La Macorra was ExxonMobil’s director for public and government affairs for Mexico. In this capacity, she had responsibility for all government relations functions and helped created new business opportunities for ExxonMobil. She also served as the official spokesperson for the company in Mexico and led the team responsible for media relations, communications, and corporate citizenship programs.

Ms. De La Macorra holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University, with a focus on Latin American Studies and International Media and Communications. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in International Economics from Universidad Iberoamericana (with courses at Georgetown University). Ms. De La Macorra currently serves as a member of the U.S. section for the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council, as a board member of the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, the Institute of the Americas energy and climate steering committee, and the Inter-American Dialogue energy and climate program.  She is a founding member of “Voz Experta,’ a women in energy organization in Mexico, and a member of the International Women’s Forum.


Miguel Peleteiro is Managing Director at Kroll and is the Head of Oil and Gas Corporate Finance Advisory.

Miguel has over 20 years of experience in the hydrocarbon sector and advises governments, major oil companies (NOCs and IOCs), as well as midstream and distribution companies on mergers and acquisitions and strategic and financial topics.

He has been leading the financial advisory team for Pemex and has actively participated in the design of the Mexican Oil and Gas market after the 2013 Energy Reform. He was the financial advisor of Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP) in several farm-out processes, COPFs and CIEPs migration and the creation of Pemex Logistica. To date, Miguel continues advising PEP joint venture operations management team.

Miguel has been named as an independent advisor by a variety of governments and some of the largest oil companies around the world. His clients are mainly based in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. His main areas of expertise include valuation, divestments of non-core assets, market entry strategies, restructuring and turnarounds, and capital raising transactions.

He was appointed advisor in the strategy and design of an action plan developed by an Oil and Gas company against an African government due to the expropriation of certain assets, licenses, exploration and exploitation rights of unconventional resources and other businesses owned by a local subsidiary of the group.

He assessed the damages suffered by an LNG terminal due to the lack of supplied volumes by its supplier, as well as the breach by the supplier of the supply contract signed between the parties.

He was appointed advisor and negotiator by a major Oil and Gas company, together with the government of Venezuela, for the development of plants along the Orinoco belt and the expropriation process carried out on certain production assets, as well as the preparation of the business plan for the development of the area.

Miguel began his career at Morgan Stanley in their M&A group in London. He later joined the Spanish Transaction Services team of PwC. In 2004 he was hired by E&Y’s Transaction Advisory Services department, a group that he left in 2006 to found Accuracy Spain, a consulting boutique specialized in Corporate Finance where was as a Partner in charge of the Oil and Gas practice.

Miguel holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.


Pablo Zárate is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment and is based in Houston, Texas, and Mexico City. Mr. Zárate, who heads the SC segment in Mexico, focuses on developing and overseeing issue management programs to address high-stakes corporate challenges such as acute political risk, cross-border litigation and arbitration processes, complex financial transactions, executive transition, regulatory issues, and reputational crises.

During his time at FTI Consulting, Mr. Zárate has provided strategy, communications, and issue management advice to boards of directors and senior management teams within a broad range of companies and trade associations, from leading Mexican groups to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Zárate’s practice focuses primarily on energy, industrials, and infrastructure.

Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Zárate served as a government official, advising two Mexican cabinet agency heads; as a political consultant; and as an international advocacy fellow at a public affairs boutique firm in Washington D.C.


Benjamín Torres-Barron leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure (EMI) Practice Group in Mexico.

He is recognized as "Highly Regarded Lawyer" by IFLR, and is also listed as a recommended lawyer by Who's Who Legal for oil, gas, and project finance in Mexico. He is recognized as one of the country's leading lawyers in the energy and natural resources area (Band 1) by Chambers and LEGAL 500. For several years, he has been acknowledged by the magazine Petróleo & Energía as one of the top 100 leaders in Mexico's energy industry and he currently serves in its Editorial Board. Additionally, in 2021, Benjamin was awarded the recognition of "Stand Lawyer" during the Stellar Performance Stand Out Talent Survey of Acritas and Chambers Latin America.

Benjamin is Board member of Association of International Energy Negotiators (formerly AIPN) and served as President of the Energy Committee in AmCham Mexico during 2018 through 2021. In addition, he has lectured for the Energy and Sustainability Law Master's Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and taught Energy Law classes at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez and Business Law at ITESM Campus Ciudad Juarez. He has served at the Energy Editorial Boards of Reforma and Norte newspapers.