Luis Miguel Labardini
Mr. Labardini is the former Senior Advisor to the CFO of PEMEX, where he negotiated and closed the first Ex-Im Bank financing in PEMEX history, allowing for the development of the Maloob, Zaap, and Caan fields, which have become the largest oil producers in the country. He also served at the Mexican Ministry of Finance as the Deputy Director for Trade Financing and the Deputy Director for Foreign Investment, where he actively participated in negotiations to turn PEMEX debt into Brady bonds.
Mr. Labardini is a partner at Marcos y Asociados, Infraestructura Energía, responsible for financing and business development in the oil and gas service industry, focusing on the drilling sector.
During his time at Marcos y Asociados, he has been the founder and ongoing director of several oilfield service companies, including Seamar Mexico, a vessel chartering concern, and SEICO, specialized on inline pipeline inspection using GE technology. Further, Mr. Labardini pioneered the introduction of modular platform drilling rigs into Mexican shallow waters, on behalf of Nabors Industries.
As a specialist on Mexico’s oil and gas sector, Mr. Labardini’s opinions have been quoted by many leading publications and news agencies with his editorial articles appearing in the Mexican Edition of Foreign Policy, and leading Mexican business magazine, Expansión, and newspaper, Reforma, where he has served as a member of the Energy Editorial Council.
Mr. Labardini is the founding President of Mexico’s State Alumni Association. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts degree from Yale University.