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

Jorge C Bacher has been President of the World Energy Council (WEC) Argentine Committee since April 29, 2014. He will serve in this role for a period of three years. Jorge has been a partner at PwC Argentina for the last 25 years. He has been the leader of the PwC Energy & Utilities practice for many years. In such role he is a member of the PwC Global Energy & Utilities Council. Additionally, he has been a member of the WEC Argentine Committee since 1997 and participated in WEC congresses. Over the years he has worked professionally leading several projects with many of the largest energy companies in the region, in the petroleum and gas areas and with electricity companies and the regulator as well. He was active in the privatization and deregulation programs in the region years ago. Also he worked with international financing institutions on matters related to energy in the Central and South American territories. He is married and has three daughters.

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.