Adrian Lajous

Adrian
Lajous
Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy

Biography

Adrián Lajous is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. He has been Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of  El Colegio de México. In 2003-04 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. From 2001 to 2011 he was senior energy advisor to McKinsey & Company. In 1994 Lajous was appointed Director General of Pemex (CEO) and Chairman of the boards of the Pemex group of operating companies. He stepped down from this position in December 1999 after 29 years in public service. Lajous taught at El Colegio de México (1971-76), joined the Ministry of Energy in 1977, where he was appointed Director General for Energy. In 1983 he moved on to Pemex where he held a succession of key executive positions: Executive Coordinator for International Trade, Corporate Director of Planning, Corporate Director for Operations (COO) and Director for Refining and Marketing. He has also served on the Board of Repsol-YPF, Tenaris, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad and a number of Mexican industrial and financial corporations. Lajous holds degrees in Economics from the National University of Mexico and Cambridge University. He is Chairman of the Coloquio de Política Energética in Mexico City and chaired the Oxford Energy Policy Club from 2002 to 2012.