Javier Blas thirdbanner
X

Please provide your details and we'll get in touch within 24 hours

  • Check Speaker Availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Javier Blas

London, UK
Check Speaker Availability

Africa Editor, Financial Times (2013-present)

Commodities Editor, Financial Times (2010-13)

Award-winning journalist

Javier Blas is the Chief Energy Correspondent at Bloomberg, where he covers the big trends in the energy and commodities industry and markets. He has a particular interest in Big Oil, the geopolitics of energy and food, the business models of the commodities trading houses, mining and metals, shipping and the environment.

Previously, Javier was the Africa Editor (2013-2015) and Commodities Editor (2010-13) for the Financial Times. Prior to this , he was a commodities correspondent for the FT from June 2007.

As the FT’s Africa Editor, Javier coordinated the paper’s Africa coverage, from markets and finance to economic trends and geopolitics. As Commodities Editor he covered natural resources markets, investment and regulation trends in commodities such as crude oil, copper, wheat or coffee, and commented on their political, economic and social implications. In particular, he focused strongly on the world’s food crisis and the spike in agricultural commodities prices.

Previously, Javier reported on international economy for both the Financial Times and the Spanish business daily, Expansion. He has reported on these subjects since 1999.

Javier was born in Spain and received a BA/MA in journalism from the University of Navarra, Spain, where he also studied economics. He also studied political communication at Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

Our Comment

"Javier is fluent in English and Spanish and also speaks French. He has has won several journalism awards for his coverage of oil, and frequently appears on national and international TV and Radio. He received much acclaim for his on-the-ground coverage of oil markets during the conflicts in Iraq and Libya."

get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227