Argentinian Member Committee

Comité Argentino del Consejo Mundial de la Energía


Argentina has been a member of WEC since its creation in 1923, when it was part of the Argentine Engineers’ Center. In 1991 it became an independent NGO with its own legal standing. CACME’s mission is “to promote and support WEC’s efforts, aimed to enhance a sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people”. CACME aims to collaborate in the process of transforming the national energy sector, through the communication of global trends and the dissemination of the work and reports of the World Energy Council. CACME was chosen to organise the first World Energy Congress in Latin America in 2001.

Chair: Jorge Bacher
Secretary: Horacio Fernandez


Horacio Fernandez currently serves as Secretary of the Argentine Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC) and Professor of Law for the Masters on Gas and Oil Economics, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. He served as Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Occidental Petroleum Argentina, Director of Legal Affairs, Shell CAPSA and Director of Public Affairs, Total Austral S.A. He was also Professor of Natural Resources Law at the Universidad del Salvador and Professor of Engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. He was Board Member, Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas (IAPG - Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas); Board Member, Cámara Argentina de la Industria del Petróleo; and Board Member, Unión Industrial Argentina. He is a lawyer from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (UBA) and holds a Masters in Comparative Law (MCL) from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas, USA.