Juan Carlos Boué earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from El Colegio de México in Mexico City, Mexico in 1990, was a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies at Oxford University in Oxford, UK before receiving a doctorate degree in philosophy there in 1997. His doctoral thesis was entitled, "The Political Control of State Enterprises. The Case of the International Vertical Integration of Petróleos de Venezuela (1982-1995)." In 1997, he received the Paul Frankel Award from The Institute of Petroleum, London, UK.
In 1990, Juan Carlos began his career in the petroleum industry at PEMEX Internacional (PMI) as an Oil Market Analyst, Junior Manager, North American Crude Oil Exports and Commercial Manager for Crude Oil Sales before serving as a Senior Research Officer at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies from 1999 - 2005. In 2005, he accepted his present position of Manager, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Resource Unit, PDV (UK), Special Advisor, Vice Ministry of Energy, in London, England.
His expertise is in microeconomic and logistical aspects of oil markets and oil trading, oil geopolitics, oil and gas taxation, oil and development, OPEC, and the political economy of oil in Latin and North America.