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Dr. Jorge León is an energy economist with bp’s Economic and Energy Insights team in London, analysing economic and global energy market developments, and helping to provide frontline advice and support to bp's businesses to inform decision making.

He supports the team’s analysis of oil and refining markets and contributes to bp’s highly regarded external products — the BP Energy Outlook and BP Statistical Review of World Energy.

He has more than 13 years of experience in research and consulting in the energy sector, with significant expertise in monitoring, analyzing and forecasting world energy and oil developments.

Previously, he worked at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), where he was one of the main authors of OPEC’s flagship publication, the World Oil Outlook. He also coordinated OPEC’s internal medium-term oil market report, managed a number of research projects and led OPEC’s international dialogue initiatives with the European Union, the International Energy Forum and the International Energy Agency.

A native of Ecuador, Dr. León holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Navarra and an M.Sc. degree in Economics and Finance from CEMFI. He has also taken professional training courses from the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) and the British Energy Institute.

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