Bolivian Member Committee

Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons & Energy


The Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons & Energy (CBHE), a non-profit national institution, is composed of more than 100 associated companies in the hydrocarbon, energy, and service & supply sectors. CBHE’s mission is to promote and strengthen the development of Bolivia’s industrial energy in a sustainable and socially responsible way.The WEC Bolivian Member Committee formed in July 2011 and in view of the work developed in this Committee in the energy sector, as an important part of it we included two other members, the BOCIER (Bolivian Committee of Regional Energy Integration Committee) and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons & Energy.

Chair: Claudia Cronenbold


Claudia Cronenbold is the Chair of the Board of the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons & Energy, is the first woman to lead this important institution. From 2011 to 2014 she held the position of General Manager of a transportation company, Transierra, responsible for delivering nearby 60% of the Bolivian gas production to Brazil. In this period she issued one of the biggest bonus emissions (US$ 135 million) in the Bolivian Trade market and the company also doubled its compressions capacity. From 2009 to 2011 she was the Corporate Director in Petrobras Colombia responsible for the Strategic Planning, portfolio decisions and all the back offices functions of the firm. In this period she faced a strategic refocus restructuring the portfolio of the company. From 2004 to 2009 she was accountable for the portfolio decisions and business evaluations in the Petrobras International Area. The portfolio had projects in twenty seven countries and throughout the hydrocarbon chain: upstream, downstream, gas and energy. She is Alumni of the Harvard Business School and has studied Industrial Engineering in the Public University Gabriel Rene Moreno; has an MBA in Management of International Business in the IBEMEC, Brazil and also did the Leadership Development in Harvard Business School.

Secretary: Raul Kieffer


Raúl Kieffer has been President of Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons for 13 years, and is currently working as the Executive Director. He has worked within the mining industry for the last forty years as consultant for different tin, wolfram and gold production projects in the Eastern and Western sectors of the country. He is a former board member for the Medium Miner Association, and he is also the founder member of the Cámara Minera del Oriente (Eastern Mining Chamber). Keiffer has been dedicated to the hydrocarbon sector for the last 25 years, being closely related to the industry in important times for the country. For example, he was a consultant for Go International, Halliburton Latin-America and Brown & Root during construction of the Bolivian pipeline to export gas to Brazil. He is currently working as Executive Director of CBHE, providing continuous support to the development of the hydrocarbon and energy sectors. While in this position, several alliances and agreements were reached with international training and certification institutions. Raúl Kieffer has been the General Honorary Philippines Consul since 1991.