Miguel Benavides

Founder and CEO Meeminds SL
CHao Associate

20 years’ experience in management consulting, LNG business development and LNG operations. Mr. Benavides provides advice on organizational and operations support matters, from operating models design, to defining organizational structures, capabilities, and transformation roadmaps.

He is also the founder of Meeminds, an expert marketplace that connects companies to independent experts on project-based contracts. Mr. Benavides is also consultant on Future of Work practices to international agencies and corporations.


Miguel has held key roles in Cheniere Energy Inc. from early FID to actual operations. As Vice President of Shared Services, Mr. Benavides oversaw Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations Excellence and other Operations Support departments in the pre-startup phase and early years of operations.

During that time Mr. Benavides also led Enterprise Transformation Projects aimed at supporting LNG operational readiness: Implementing a corporate governance framework, a strategic capital projects office, leading the IT portfolio management office for all operations-critical systems, or overseeing corporate business process mapping project.

Prior to his work at Cheniere, Mr. Benavides held leadership positions in Repsol and Peru LNG overseeing governance, planning and budgeting, project financing, and reporting. He was involved in the project Peru LNG, from development thru asset divestiture, supporting Repsol pre-FID activities and later being relocated to Lima as a secondee to Peru LNG.

Prior to that, Mr. Benavides has worked as Management Consultant, Tax Consultant and Capital Markets specialist. He holds an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa, a B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in International Management & Consulate Affairs from I.C.HE.C. (Brussels). He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.


  • Strategic Planning. Performance Management, Risk Management.
  • Operating Models, business processes, transformation roadmaps and PMO.
  • Financial Modelling, budget and controls.
  • Future of work and Exponential Organizations.