Mr. Castaño has more than thirty years of experience, consulting with companies and entities on strategy, organization and institutional matters in Latin America, within the oil, gas and related sectors. Among other positions, Mr. Castaño has been a Partner with Booz Allen Hamilton (currently Strategy&), acting as Leader of the Energy Practice for Latin America.
He has directly participated in the processes of energy reform in several Latin-American countries, as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. Mr. Castaño has advised main international and national oil & gas companies in both upstream and downstream – corporate and business strategy, organization -, as well as government agencies related to the sector – design, capabilities, processes.
He also has been active in the oil & gas supply chain sector, consulting with equipment suppliers, service providers and industry associations. Lately, he has given advice in capabilities development and training for government agencies in Mozambique and Angola.
Mr. Castaño is a member of the Energy Economics Group at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and a visiting professor at the ISCTEM (Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Mozambique).
He is a frequent speaker at educational institutions, government agencies and industry and professional associations, on various topics in the oil and gas industry. He is the author of several works published in specialized media, in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Mr. Castaño has a Suma Cum Laude 6-year degree in Industrial Engineering (BS + MS) from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a PSE from the MIT, Massachusetts. He has also attended seminars on Leadership and Transformation at Kellogg Institute, Aspen Institute and MIT.