Luis Miguel Morelli is a lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia, with a Master Degree in Comparative Law from New York University (New York), Macroeconomic Policy and Planning studies in Northeastern University (New York) and Public Affairs Management in Universidad Externado de Colombia and Columbia University (New York). Morelli worked four years for the State oil Company, Ecopetrol, in the legal and associated operations areas, and nearly fifteen years for Occidental de Colombia, Inc., an affiliate of Northamerican Occidental Petroleum Corporation. In 2003, the Conservative Party proposed him to be the only candidate running for Governor of Norte de Santander, a challenge that he accepted as a contribution to the country. He was elected by popular vote in October 2003, with 192,500 votes, performing this role until January 2008. Following his service to the public sector, Morelli went back to the oil industry, this time as member of three boards of directors of Canadian companies operating in Colombia and as executive director of Azabache Energy Inc., in Colombia. He was appointed President of the National Hydrocarbon Agency – ANH, on 20 September 2018.

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