José Luis Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he received his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He later studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, USA, and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d´Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he majored in Finance and Globalization.
At present, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, IDE - JETRO, in Japan. He is an independent consultant, writer, researcher and professor. He has lectured as an Invited Professor at several major institutions, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and London Business School (LBS) to the Institute for Higher Studies in Administration (IESA) and the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where he created the first formal courses of Futures Studies (“prospectiva”) and of Austrian School of Economics in Venezuela.
Mr. Cordeiro is founder of the World Future Society (Venezuela Chapter), chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.