Juan Carlos Zuleta is a Bolivian economist with a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and PhD studies at the New School for Social Research in the US. He has worked as a consultant in the areas of lithium market and policy analysis, industrialization projects of strategic natural resources (iron and lithium), implementation processes of equity financial instruments, institutional development in strategic state organizations, preparation and evaluation of projects and anticorruption systems, hired by companies and organizations in Chile, China, Germany, USA, Spain, Norway and Bolivia, as well as international organizations (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, Michelsen Institute, and Food and Agriculture Organization). Zuleta has a long history as a lithium economics analyst which can be traced back to the early 1990s. He has since published numerous scholarly articles on lithium, lithium batteries, electric vehicles, petroleum, natural gas, diesel and technological innovation on recognized websites in the US (such as EVWorld.com, and Seeking Alpha)  and the UK (such as Industrial Minerals), as well as in various newspapers and magazines of Bolivia. In 2014 he was appointed by the Government of Chile as a member of the National Commission of Lithium. In the last ten years he has participated as a speaker and panelist in international conferences on lithium in China, Germany, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

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