César Augusto Carballo

Senior Advisor

Doctor of Law, labor law specialist, and expert in collective labor conflict management. He works as Head of the Department of Social Law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) and serves as a legal advisor in these areas. In 2017, he was elected a Member of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences of Venezuela.

He was part of the team that negotiated and established the collective bargaining agreements governing the Venezuelan oil industry from 1990 to 1994. He held the positions of Vice Minister of Labor from 1997 to 1999 and Legal Consultant for the same office from 1994 to 1996. Since 2000, he has provided legal and strategic advice to Empresas Polar, the largest private sector company in Venezuela. Additionally, he was appointed as an arbitrator for conflict resolution in the construction industry and at the Orinoco Steel Mill (SIDOR), and he has served as an external collaborator for the International Labor Organization (ILO).

He has been teaching at UCAB since 1991 and is a visiting professor at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies (Caracas), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago), Universidad Libre (Bogotá), Universidad de Panamá (Ciudad de Panamá), and Universidad del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina).

Among his most recent works are: Ibero-American Labor Law (“Tirant lo Blanch”, Bogotá, 2020), Business Outsourcing in Latin America (Palestra, Lima, 2019), ILO Recommendation 198 on Employment Relationship (Universidad Libre, Bogotá, 2019), and Fundamental Rights of the Worker and Freedom of Enterprise (Fundación de Cultura Universitaria, Montevideo, 2018)