Carlos St JamesBoard Member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy
Carlos St. James is the Director for Strategic Development for the Caribbean Islands and Latin America at Wood Group. Since 2010 he has also been a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) in Washington, DC, which promotes development of the industry, and was elected the organization’s first President (2011-13). With considerable experience in project finance, legal issues as well as energy policy, he is a leading advisor to investors, developers and the public sector. He co-founded the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber (CADER) in 2005 and was the organization’s Chairman for its first five years. He also founded the Middle East-Americas Energy Council (MEAMEC) to serve as an investment bridge for the two regions. He is also the publisher of the Latin America Energy Review, a very popular blog that promotes debate on the industry’s issues. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and completed his undergraduate work in international relations at DePaul University, both in the United States.