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Maria-Dubravka Pineda
Visiting Professor
Global Public Policy Academic Group
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 202-460-8269
Email: mdpineda (at)
PhD - School of Public Affairs at UCLA, 2006
Urban Planning, with concentration on Risk, Economic Policy and Regional Development
MBA - Pepperdine University in California, 1989
Marketing and Finance
MS - Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1977
Statistics and Operations Research
BS - Catholic University of Louvain-Belgium, 1974
Industrial Engineering
  • Visiting Professor 2008-present
  • Special Advisor on Globalization 2007-2009
  • Course Development Advisor 2008-2009
  • Lecturer at Leadership Course Geneva 2009
  • Associate Director and Professor at UCLA - Geneva Program (2007-2010)
  • Visiting Professor University of Sigidunum in Belgrade (2008-2009)
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Geneva (2007-2008)
  • Senior Lecturer on international business at the University of California in Irvine, UCLA, Pepperdine University Key Executive Program. (1990-1995)
  • Graduate School of Management- at UCLA, Ms Pineda was the director for graduate international internships and coordinated the MBA-International Management Fellows Program for Europe, Latin America and Asia. 1993-1995
  • Senior Lecturer of International Marketing at Pepperdine University, the Institute of International Education, USAID and the World Bank, teaching courses on Energy sector Privatization, public sector reform and environmental project financings. (1990-2003)
  • In Venezuela she has taught at the Polytechnical Institute of the Armed Forces, the Diplomatic Academy, and at the University Simon Rodriguez in Caracas from 1979-84.
  • Global Change and Governance
  • Regional Competitiveness
  • Energy and Security Environment and Development
  • Risk and Policy
  • Energy Finance
  • Public Sector Risk
  • Globalization
  • Gender and Inclusion
  • Andres Bello Order
  • Member of Founding Council of Bordeaux Energy Colloquium, and the International Energy Advisory Council
  • Member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals GARP, the American Economic Association, The American Planning Association, American Statistical Society, Women in Security and Defense.
  • Member of the Board of Victor Pineda Foundation
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • UNECE, Financing Cleaner Fossil fuel projects, Geneva 2009
  • Energy Ministers Meeting, Financing Carbon Capture & Storage, London 2009
  • UNECE, Fossil fuels expert group, Public Sector Financial Risk options, Geneva 2008
  • World Energy Congress Rome, 2007
  • UNECE Environmental and Finance Ministers Conference Belgrade 2007
  • Keywords: Globalization, Risk, Planning, Energy

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