• Financial Economics, Investment Banking, Energy Policy
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Ricardo G. Barcelona, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background

  • PhD in Management, King's College, London
  • Master in Business Administration, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of the Philippines

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  • Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
  • Founding Research Director: Chair for Energy and Social Development, IESE Business School, Spain / Trustee and Director, IESE Alumni Executive Committee, Spain
  • Consultant, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Managing Director, Barcino Advisers Limited, Hong Kong
  • Head, Global Projects – Structured Finance and M&A, Shell Gas & Power International - The Hague, Netherlands / London, United Kingdom / Managing Director, Shell Gas & Power International Service Company, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Global Sector Director and Head – Utilities (Power, Gas and Water), ABN AMRO / Rothschild, London, United Kingdom
  • Executive Director and Head, European Utilities (Power, Gas and Water), SBC WARBURG London, United Kingdom
  • Analyst, Spanish Equities  / Associate Director, Corporate Finance, NOMURA London, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain
  • Assistant Vice President JP Morgan Asset Management London, United Kingdom
  • International Internal Consultant, Schlumberger London, United Kingdom
  • Manager – East Asia First Philippine Holdings Hong Kong

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Board Director, South Balibago Resources, Inc.
  • Trustee and Board Director - UK Philippine Foundation
  • Top Rated Analyst, European Utilities – Institutional Investors (USA), Extel (UK), Euromoney (UK), Reuters (UK), Greenwich Associates (USA)
  • Barcelona, RG (2023). Dynamic Decisions: Energy Pivot, Adaptive Moves, Winning BOUnCE. London: World Scientific Publishing Europe
  • Barcelona, R. G. (2020). Adaptively Traversing Towards Low Carbon Economy Technology Choices Under the Green Paradox: Portfolio, Flexibility and Competition Effects. Energy Journal, (2), 114-131.
  • Barcelona, R. G., De Wilde, A., & Nugroho, H. (2019). Indonesia’s Geothermal Resource Paradox: Unbundling Risks, Unleashing Private Capital. Indonesian Journal of Development Planning, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia. 
  • Barcelona, R. G., Ronoh, G., & Tchorzewska, K. (2019). Kenya's Imperfect Fuel Market: Tackling Real Problems with Real Solutions. SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Barcelona, R. G. (2017). Energy Investments: An Adaptive Approach to Profiting from Uncertainties. Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom.
  • Barcelona, R. G. (2015). Renewable Energy with Volatile Prices: Why NPV Fails to Tell the Whole Story. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, United States.

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