Gustavo Coronel is a Venezuelan geologist, political scientist, and former representative for Transparency International. In 1990, he founded Agrupación Pro Calidad de Vida, an anti-corruption NGO based in Caracas that he chaired for 10 years. Coronel is the author of numerous articles and publications on corruption, economic development, and the oil industry in Venezuela. He holds degrees in geology from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and from the Central University of Caracas. He also holds a master's degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University. Coronel taught at the Graduate School of Economics at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, and was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1981-1983.