Francisco Barnes de Castro
Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission
Mr. Barnés completed his bachelorship in chemical engineering in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and obtained his master’s degree and his doctorate in chemical engineering in the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1968 he began his academic activities at UNAM, where he was Dean of the School of Chemistry, Secretary General and Rector. He is currently a faculty member on leave of absence.
Within the public service he has occupied the positions of Technical Secretary of the Mexican Petrochemical Commission, President of the Mexican Petroleum Institute, Under Secretary for Energy Policies and Technological Development and Under Secretary for Hydrocarbons.
Currently he serves as Commissioner in the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission. He is the vice chair of the Mexican Association of Energy Economics and the vice chair for the North America region in the World Energy Council.