John Youle is a leading Lima-based stakeholder relations expert specializing in the extractive industries and advising clients in Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Panama, among other countries.
Having lived and worked in Peru for more than 25 years, John has extensive experience dealing with the Peruvian business and political sectors. He has worked on many of Peru’s largest mining and oil and gas projects. He is the Executive President of Consultandes, S.A., a Lima-based stakeholder relations consultancy, which he founded in 1995. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Institutional Relations for Southern Peru Copper Corporation, then Peru’s largest private company. Previously, John was a Foreign Service Officer for the USA. Over the course of a full diplomatic career, he held the positions of Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassies in Lima, Peru; Quito, Ecuador; and Montevideo, Uruguay. Additional postings included: Medellin, Colombia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and, Panama City, Panama, where he was the Political Advisor to the Commanding General of the Southern Command.
John is active in Peruvian and international business and non-profit organizations. He was a three-term President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru and, three-term Vice-President and Director of the Washington-based Association of Latin American Chambers of Commerce (AACCLA). John has also served as President of the NGO Solidar (capacity building for local governments) and as Director and Member of the Executive and Mining Sector Committees of the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE). He is currently a Director the Fulbright Commission, the NGO ANIA (Children and the Environment), and the NGO Agualimpia (potable water for rural communities).