01 Oct Miguel Benavides
20 years’ experience in finance, business development, management consulting and organizational transformation in energy. Currently entrepreneur, venture builder, consultant and mentor.
Miguel is the founder and CEO of Meeminds, an expert marketplace that connects companies to independent experts, advisors, and consultants for project-based contracts, and provides advice and consulting services on Future of Work practices, operating models and strategy to execution projects.
His experience gained in Houston supporting the development in a few years of a leading global LNG company provides him with a unique understanding of the challenges associated with the continued transformation of organizations in the early stages of their development and growth.
Miguel has held key roles in Cheniere Energy Inc. (Houston), a NASDAQ company, in the early years of its development, supporting the company grow from $600m to $20bn market cap. He led major enterprise transformation projects related to governance, implemented and led strategic projects and IT PMOs, as well as business processes management projects across the organization. Miguel was also V.P. in charge of Supply Chain, Engineering and other Operations Support leading over 100+ staff.
Before that, he also held leadership positions in Repsol (Madrid) where he first was Senior Financial Analyst in the International Finance Department, and then moved to work as Business Development Manager in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). He was detached to Peru (Lima) where he spent 7 years working in Peru LNG overseeing project development, project finance, setting up the corporate governance structure and agreements of the J.V., and later leading strategic planning, budget and controls, and risk management. He was involved with Peru LNG from inception thru asset divestiture.
Prior to his experience in energy, Miguel worked as Management Consultant at Foquus, and Senior Tax Consultant at PWCs in Belgium.
He holds an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa, a B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in International Management & Consulate Affairs from I.C.HE.C. (Brussels).
He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
Oil & Gas and LNG business development, Contract negotiation
Pre-operational project development, Target Operating Model
Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Risk Management
Financial Modelling, Budget and controls, Project Finance
Business Process Management and Optimization
Program and project management (PMO)
Future of work, Exponential Organizations
Executive Degree in Digital Business – The Valley Digital Business School (Madrid)
International MBA – Instituto de Empresa (Madrid)
B.A. in Finance – ICHEC (Brussels)
B.A. in International Trade & Consulate Affaires – ICHEC (Brussels)
• Vice President, Asset Group Shared Services (Cheniere Energy)
• Director Planning & Transformational Projects (Cheniere Energy)
• Planning & Control Manager (Peru LNG, Repsol)
• Business Development Manager (Repsol)
• Management Consultant (Foquus, PWC)