Manlio Coviello




Manlio F. Coviello is Chief of Natural Resources and Energy, at the Economic Regional Commission for Latin America of the United Nations, Santiago, Chile.   

He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics (Genoa University) and Master in Business Administration (Bocconi University, Milan).

He is currently Assistant Professor of Energy Planning at the Engineering Department of Catholic University of Chile (

In 2012, acted as Senior Fellow Professor in the E3 cluster (Earth, Energy & Environment) of IASS-Potsdam, the research institute directed by the Nobel Prize in Physics 1984, Prof. Carlo Rubbia

He has been Visiting Professor at:

•        University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid - International Master on Natural Resources and Environment Management – 2005

•        Universidad Politécnica Madrid  - XVII LAC Energy Economics Course (Antigua, Guatemala) – 1998

In February 2015, Coviello has been Lecturer on “non conventional fossil fuels” at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT (Boston, USA).   He is currently Judge of the “Climate CoLab’s” International Contest on Energy of the “MIT Center for Collective Intelligence”.

From 1994 to date, provided technical assistance to energy Ministers and Chairmen of energy regulatory agencies of 16 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean; participated as keynote speaker or chairman in 60+ international events; and prepared more than 30 international publications on energy issues.

He is currently Special Advisor to the President of the Energy Commission of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) and member of the Coordinating Committee of SE4ALL/Americas.

In June 2014, the chilean President Michelle Bachelet appointed him as Permanent Member of the “Presidential Commission on Lithium”.