Gustavo Coronel is the founder of Agrupacion Pro-Calidad de Vida (The Pro-Quality of Life Alliance), a Caracas-based organization devoted to fighting corruption and the promotion of civic education in Venezuela.
A member of the first board of directors (1975-1979) of PDVSA, following nationalization of Venezuela's oil industry; Coronel has worked in the oil industry for 28 years in the United States, Holland, Indonesia, Algiers and Venezuela.
He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Tulsa where he was a trustee from 1987 to 1999.
Coronel led the Hydrocarbons Division of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC for five years.
The author of three books and many articles on Venezuela, he is a fellow of Harvard University and a member of the Harvard faculty from 1981 to 1983.
In 1998, he was presidential election campaign manager for Henrique Salas Römer.
After that he lived on the Caribbean island of Margarita where he ran a leading Hotel-Resort.
Gustavo is now retired and lives in Virginia. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.