Dr J. Roberto Parra-Segura is an Associate Principal based in the London office of RBB Economics. He has nine years of experience in competition economics, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Economics from the University of Essex, and both a Master in Business Economics and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from ITESM. Roberto has lectured graduate and undergraduate courses on mathematics, statistics, physics and economics at these universities, and has presented his work on game theory and econometrics at multiple universities and institutions in Mexico, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and China. The Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge awarded Roberto the Fellowship in Industry in 2009 and the Stevenson Prize as the best Fellow in 2010.
Roberto has advised clients on a variety of competition issues, including mergers and acquisitions, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations, market inquiries and litigation matters. He has worked on cases before the European Commission, as well as national competition authorities and courts in many European and Latin American countries.
Roberto has provided economic advice across a wide range of sectors, including advertising, the automotive industry, aviation, beverages, broadcasting, FMCG, food processing, intellectual property, newspapers, oil extraction, petrochemicals, private healthcare, sea freight and telecommunications. Clients that Roberto has worked for include Anheuser-Busch InBev, British Airways, Discovery, Ensco, Iberia, LATAM, Maersk, Nespresso, Nordzucker, OLX, Procter & Gamble, Rowan, Shell, Scania, Spire Healthcare and Telefónica.
A Mexican national, Roberto is fluent in English and Spanish.