Liliana Diaz is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in Washington D.C. Dr. Diaz is a member of the Economic Consulting segment. She serves as an expert and advisor for energy companies, investors and sovereigns. Dr. Diaz is also a specialist in the Latin American region.
Dr. Diaz brings commercial and technical experience in the global energy industry, with a focus in emerging markets. Her expertise encompasses a wide array of energy industries including oil and gas, unconventional fossil fuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables, power generation and transmission and energy efficiency. For the past ten years, Dr. Diaz has worked in energy related engagements in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her engagements have included economic and commercial analysis, regulatory and market assessments, cross-border and local due diligence, strategic investment, international carbon credit assessment, asset valuation, and dispute resolution expert opinions.
Dr. Diaz has significant experience in complex energy disputes. She has participated in numerous international and domestic energy disputes providing industry and valuation expert advisory services for ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC arbitral proceedings as well as U.S. and foreign local courts. Dr. Diaz’s work in this area has spanned four continents covering issues such as regulatory change, market pricing for oil, natural gas, LNG and liquid fuels, industrial policy, emerging technology development, nuclear spent fuel management and liability in natural disasters.
Dr. Diaz’s interests include the development of energy sources and markets. In 2012, she presented on lessons to be learned from international ventures at the Department of Energy’s Biomass 2012 conference. In 2015, in representation of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), where Dr. Diaz served as research fellow, she presented on issues of energy security and regional integration at the Regional Energy Integration: geopolitical and climate challenges conference in Brasilia. In 2018, Dr. Diaz presented at the World Gas Conference on topics covering emerging gas markets in Latin America.
Dr. Diaz holds a B.A. in finance and international affairs from Universidad Externado in Colombia, a M.A. in international economics with honors and a Ph.D. in international economics and energy policy with honors from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. Dr. Diaz also serves as an adjunct professor at SAIS, lecturing on energy policy and markets in the Americas. She is fluent in English, Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
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