Armando Zamora

Honorary Lecturer

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Armando Zamora is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre. He holds an advanced Nuclear Engineer degree (Dr. Ing.) and a SM (Master of Science) from MIT (Cambridge, USA), where he specialised in financial risk analysis and in energy economics and policy. He also holds an MBA from IMD (Lausanne) and a BSc in engineering from Los Andes University (Bogota).

Armando is currently President of the National Hydrocarbons Agency of Colombia, the country’s oil and gas regulator, and has previously been a senior advisor to Schlumberger Business Consulting; to multilateral institutions including the World Bank, The International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation; and a senior management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in London and Madrid.

He has held senior positions in the energy and natural resources industries (oil and gas, coal, uranium), investment promotion, the insurance sector, and has a wide experience in energy and minerals regulation, contracts, investment analysis, and promotion.


His research interests are international business management, financial and risk analysis, energy regulation and negotiation of joint ventures and contracts on natural resources.


Teaches On-Campus Modules for:

Energy and Mining Finance (CP52015)

Teaches Distance Learning Modules for:

Investment Decision Making in the Energy and Mining Industries (CP50008)