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Jon Vague



Is a multilingual global strategy executive seasoned in international strategic analysis, planning, negotiations and project management for diverse industries.

Jon specializes in identifying changing global needs and how companies can best position themselves to profitably satisfy those needs. Jon is fluent in four languages, has lived in 9 countries and has engaged in business and education travels across three continents. He is a licensed attorney and holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

He brings extensive commercial experience as a manager in two Fortune 100 companies and as an international consultant for corporations in diverse industries –oil and gas, power, renewable energy, chemicals, legal, marine, engineering, construction, environmental, events and education -and for the government of Brazil.


Founder, President & CEO and Principal of Global Energy Markets of NLV International, a management consulting company focused on international strategy, project management and market analysis for energy and related industries.


From 2011 to 2013, Founder and Chairman of the Houston-based US-Brazil Energy Forum For World Commerce and Development (, a forum to promote constructive international energy industry and government relations. 


Played important commercial roles in the profitable expansion throughout Latin America of two leading energy companies –Duke Energy

and El Paso Energy (Kinder Morgan), successfully completed a US$ 1.5B project and an expatriate management assignment. 


Duke Univ. MBA alumnus; Tulane Univ. Graduate School alumnus in Latin America Political Economy (MA); prior degrees in economics (BA) and international business law (JD); licensed to practice law in Texas and as Foreign and International Law Consultant in Brazil. 


Multicultural dual citizen of U.S.A. and Brazil, has lived in US, France and 7 Latin American countries. 


Fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.


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