Javier Blas

Javier Blas

Formal First Name

Javier Blas is a London-based Bloomberg Opinion Columnist covering energy and commodities. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Energy Correspondent at Bloomberg News, specializing in big oil, the geopolitics of energy and food, and the business model of the commodities trading houses. With over 15 years of experience in internal economics, oil and commodities, Blas has assembled and managed teams across different continents, and built a track record of best-in -class reporting and news editing. Previously, he served as the Commodities Editor for the Financial Times, where he led a team of reporters based in London, Beijing, and New York, covering oil, metals and agricultural commodities markets, trading houses, and the geopolitics of natural resources. Blas has also worked in Spanish and English publications, and reported from more than 50 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, he is the co-author of “The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources.”

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • He was an International Economy Editor for Expansion, where he covered the IMF, World Bank, and ECB, on topics of macroeconomics and commodities.

  • He was awarded the A.H. Boerma prize by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization for his coverage of the 2007-2008 food crisis.

  • He has appeared as a news commentator on CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera, among others.