Alberto Cisneros Lavaller

Alberto is currently CEO/President of Global Business Consultant (GBC). An attorney by training he is also a professor at the Doctoral Program of the School of Law and Political Science in Central University , Caracas.  He has been Senior Advisor on Geopolitics of Oil at the Planning Coordination of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA).

His primary responsibility in that position was to advise international political matters and their mid- and long-term implications for oil markets. From 1989 until 1992 he was advisor on International Negotiations to the president of  the Republic of  Venezuela.

Dr. Cisneros-Lavaller, who holds a PhD in Political science   and International Relations from the University of North Carolina, began work in the oil industry in 1983, first as Head of International Politics in Corporate Planning at Maraven (a PDVSA affiliate); he has authored numerous articles in specialized journals and a book on “Latin American Conflict and Cooperation”.

He previously served as Director of the Masters in Latin American Integration, at the Institute of Higher Administrative Studies (IESA), in Caracas, Venezuela (1981-1983); Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, in Urbana Champaign, USA (1984); and Full Professor at the Doctoral level in the Center for Development Studies (CENDES).