Roberto Lozano is an economist specialized on policy, planning and research applied across the energy sector, most notably on the development of unconventional hydrocarbons. Since December 2011 he has been a researcher at Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC), a leading regional think tank where he prepares research documents and advises governments to foster understanding and cooperation on common energy challenges. Roberto’s research has appeared in prestigious academic journals and has been presented around the world; as of recently, it is focused on the interlinkage between governance and energy projects. Roberto is the author of “Pathways to Shale Gas Development in Asia-Pacific”.
Prior to APERC, Roberto was Deputy Director at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, where he prepared official outlooks on gas markets and the strategic reports submitted by the Mexican President and Energy Minister to the Congress for the assessment of the domestic energy sector. Previously, at Mexico’s Petroleum Institute, he participated in energy research and modelling projects. Roberto holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he was awarded a medal as the best student of his class, and he also has a Master in International Management in Oil and Gas with Merit from the University of Liverpool. Roberto is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.