As Senior Analyst, Americas for IHS Country Risk, Mr. Diego Moya-Ocampos covers the political, security and business environment of a number of countries in Latin America.
He focuses in particular on political and regulatory issues, resource nationalism and social conflicts over natural resources, expropriation and nationalization risks. He previously worked as a lawyer for a private firm in Venezuela, advising government agencies and private businesses on constitutional, regulatory and environmental issues and previously worked as chief secretary in the Venezuelan Attorney-General's Office. Mr. Moya-Ocampos has been an invited guest speaker at the London School of Economics (LSE), Paris Science Po, London's Frontline Club and Canning House, among others. He has had papers published in academic journals and contributed to think tanks, such as Brookings Institution, Hudson Institution and reports of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which functions as the U.S. Congress’ think tank. He is frequently quoted in the media, including Sky’s “Jeff Randall Show,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, BBC World Service, Associated Press (AP), AFP, Reuters.com, Downstream Today.com, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times (FT) and the Petroleum Economist journal. In addition to attaining a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics (LSE), U.K., Mr. Moya-Ocampos’ degrees from Venezuelan universities include a Postgraduate Degree in Administrative Law and a Bachelor of Law (LLB).