Igor Hernández is currently adjunct professor of the Center of Energy and Environment at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela. He is also pursuing doctoral studies in economics at Rice University. His research has been primarily focused on analyzing the oil and gas industry in the context of Latin American economies, including assessments on the performance of national oil companies and the role of fossil fuel exports in economic diversification. Between 2013 and 2016, he worked as adjunct director of the Center of Energy and Environment at IESA, coordinating academic programs targeted at oil and gas professionals, conducting the research agenda for the center and developing strategies to promote research activities within IESA as well with other institutions in the energy sector. He has also worked as a consultant on projects related to energy subsidies and opportunities for services companies in the oil sector while serving as an external director for investing groups focused on the petrochemicals industry. Previously, he worked as a financial advisor and strategic planning analyst for Mercantil Servicios Financieros, the largest financial group in Venezuela.