Mexico Oil & Summit 2018 Preliminary Speakers
Juan Carlos Zepeda has been responsible for various aspects of the oil economy at the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance. At the Ministry of Finance, he oversaw the evaluation of PEMEX’s investment projects, the design of the PEMEX fiscal regime, the evaluation and monitoring of PEMEX’s budget and finances and design of the oil industry’s pricing policy. In the Ministry of Energy, as Director General of Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons, he was in charge of the technical evaluation of exploration and exploitation projects.
Luis Vielma has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his current position he was Director General of E&P at PDVSA from 1999 to 2002. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), where he also was the Regional Director for Latin America from 2002 to 2005. Vielma is Founder and Vice President of AMESPAC and is a columnist and collaborator at energy-focused publications.
Alberto de la Fuente was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at AMEXHI in October 2016. He joined Shell in 2006 as Marketing Manager for the North West Shelf Gas Project in Perth, Australia. In 2008 he moved to the Middle East where he was appointed Shareholder Representative and Business Advisor for Oman LNG and Qalhat LNG. De la Fuente holds a Master’s in economics and social history from Oxford University and an MBA from the Australian School of Business in Sydney.
Roberto Martínez helps the OECD increase its relevance and impact in Mexico and Latin America. He was previously a member of the founding team of Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute. Prior to this he was a Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Communications and Transport. Martínez has over 15 years of experience working in governmental, multilateral organizations and private sector companies. He has also been a Senior Consultant to the UNDP, USAID and Mexico’s Centre for Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness.
Carla García is Director of External Relations and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Mexico. She has worked for PSG GlobalMéxico Consulting and for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of The World Bank Group as well as at the Office of the North America and the Caribbean Economic Relations at the Ministry of Finance. She is the Lead of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Subcommittee at the Mexican Association of Hydrocarbons Companies (AMEXHI) and Representative of AMEXHI in EITI’s Multi-Stakeholder Group.
Jan Frowijn joined ROSEN Europe in 2000 as Finance Manager. In 2006 he was transferred to ROSEN USA's Houston office. In 2014 he was transferred to ROSEN Mexico, to fill the role of Managing Director. He is now Director Business Collaboration, part of the sub-region Mexico and Central American management team. Frowijn received a Bachelor’s degree in business economics from the Saxion Hogeschool and an MBA from TSM Business School.
Alejandra Bueno is the CEO of R&I Solutions, a cross-border consulting firm representing foreign investors doing business in Mexico within the energy industry. She is Chairwoman of the Energy Committee of the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM). Bueno works as a Strategic Advisor in Texas to Access to Energy, a multidisciplinary corporate shelter service for companies trying to enter the Mexican energy market. Bueno holds a law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana and two Master’s degrees in law.
Andrés Fusco is the current Energy Commissioner of the State of Tamaulipas where he works as the state representative in front of PEMEX as well as President of the Administrative Board of API Tamaulipas in Matamoros. He has also worked as Government Representative for the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico City, Technical Secretary of the Land Possession Regularization Commission and Technical Secretary of the Agrarian Reform and National Defense of the Honorable Senate of the Republic Commission. Fusco was also part of the technical table of the National Action Party (PAN) in the Senate for the promulgation of the Energy Reform. He holds a Bachelor’s in Law by ITESM and has a Master’s in Governance and Public Policies issued by the Universidad Panamericana.
Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas was elected Governor of the State of Campeche on Sept. 15, 2015, for the 2015-2021 period. Before assuming his role as Governor, he was Federal Deputy, also of Campeche, from 2012 to 2015. From 2006 to 2012 Moreno was Senator for the state of Campeche, a period during which he was President of the Youth and Sports Commission and member of the Human Rights, Health and Reform of the State Commissions.
Aldo Flores was previously Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) from January 2012 to July 2016. He has also been Head of the International Affairs Office at the Ministry of Energy and Head of the Bilateral Economic Relations Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An energy expert, Flores holds a major in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and a doctorate in political sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Alberto Vega has over 35 years of professional experience leading environmental and social assessments for large infrastructure projects in more than 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Vega holds an MSc in system ecology from the University of Florida. Dedicated to sustainable development since the beginning of his career, he is capable of combining his gathered specialized training and experience in management with his solid education in environmental and natural sciences.
Héctor Rocha has held multiple positions in his career, starting as a Field Directional Drilling Engineer across Southeast Asia, Operational Performance Improvement Champion in Asia and the Middle East, General Operations Manager for upstream projects in Japan, R&D Lead for Telemetry Tools Globally and advisor of C-level executives in the industry. Rocha also has designed and deployed a digital solution for E&P operators in Mexico to comply with their contractual and regulatory requirements.
David Madero is the CEO of CENAGAS, a decentralized organism of the Mexican federal administration created in 2014 with the objective of overseeing the management, transportation and storage of natural gas in the country. Before this he was Chief Financial and Management Officer at BANOBRAS. He has also held management positions at the Ministry of Energy and been part of PEMEX’s board of directors. Madero holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from ITAM and a Ph.D in economics from the University of California.
Rosanety Barrios is responsible for the development of public policy applicable to the supply, transportation logistics, storage and distribution of oil and natural gas. Prior to her current appointment she collaborated in the development of the legal framework of the energy sector approved by Congress in August 2014 and coordinated the development of the legal regulation corresponding to her current responsibility. She is Alternate Board Member of CENAGAS and Alternate Board Member of PMI Comercio Internacional.
José Antonio Escalera is a Full Member in the specialty of Geological Engineering at the Academy of Engineering. During his tenure important discoveries have been made, including the Tsimin, Xux, Ayatsil, Pit, Kayab fields in shallow waters and the deepwater Trion, Maximino, Nobilis, Doctus, Kunah, Piklis and Nat fields. Under his direction, in the period 2007-2017, PEMEX has managed to incorporate more than 13 billion boe of 3P reserves. His participation was integral to the formulation of the first farm-out contract for PEMEX.
lldefonso Guajardo Villarreal began his career at the IMF, where from 1988 to 1991 he held positions including Associate Economist in the Department of Fiscal Affairs. In the federal public administration he held the positions of Senior Official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1997, Undersecretary of Tourism Development in 1997 and Technical Secretary of Planning, Communication and Liaison in the Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development from 1998 to 1999.
Fernando Tovar has been with ENGIE since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in downstream projects. Prior to his appointment as CEO for Mexico, Tovar served as ENGIE’s Chief of Business Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, except Brazil. Before this, Tovar was the CEO of GNLS, a JV between ENGIE and Marubeni, which was awarded a contract to build an offshore LNG and regasification storage terminal off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Jesús Lamas became Director General of Schlumberger Mexico and Central America in June 2016 and has held executive and engineering positions in Latin America, North America, Africa and Asia. Previous to his current post, Lamas held other positions in Schlumberger such as Vice President of the Drilling Equipment Division for the Western Hemisphere, Vice President of Drilling and Real Time Measurements and Director of Human Resources for Latin America.
Guillermo García was ratified by the Mexican Senate as the Chairman of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission on April 28, 2016 for a period of seven years. García has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector. His experience in the hydrocarbon sector includes the entire oil industry value chain, including technical and economic regulation, public policy design, evaluation and business development. He headed the technical group responsible for proposing and successfully negotiating the constitutional and legal changes to build the Energy Reform. Prior to his current position he held different positions at the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Finance and in the National Commission of the Savings System for Retirement (CONSAR). García holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from ITAM and studied postgraduate courses at the Universities of Oxford, Harvard and George Washington.
Elie Atme plays a key role in supporting the growth of the pipelines and liquids global business unit focused on developing new business opportunities in ATCO's global target markets. Under Atme’s leadership and guidance, ATCO is focused on expanding its operations and suite of sustainable energy solutions, in the natural gas, natural gas liquids and refined products areas. In his most recent role with an E&P company based in Pittsburgh, Atme oversaw all marketing and commercial activities for a large production portfolio in northeastern US, supplying gas to global markets, including Mexico. Prior to that, he worked in the pipeline industry in Houston and Ontario, operating and developing assets in Canada, the US and Mexico for Spectra Energy. Atme holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from McMaster University and an MBA from
Francisco Noyola has over 30 years of experience working in the international oil and gas industry. As Talos Energy’s Country Manager, he leads the company’s efforts in Mexico and is responsible for the development of upstream and midstream infrastructure in support of the Zama discovery. Prior to joining Talos, Noyola served as Vice President of Williams Energy de Mexico. Noyola has held executive positions at SBM, McDermott, and Wison, and has led the development of fixed platform, FPSO, Spar, TLP, and semi-submersible projects globally.
Monica Bøe is a board member of AMEXHI, where she was Vice Chair of the Technical Committee. From 2015-17 Bøe was the Head of Business Development and Commercial Analysis for Statoil in Mexico. Prior to that she was Lead Chief Advisor for sustainability, environment, security and political analysis in the company’s internal quality assurance process for international opportunities. Bøe started her career in Statoil in February 2008, tracking exploration and production projects and opportunities for Statoil in Latin America.
Evelyn Vilchez has been Director of Chevron Energía de México since March 2017. In this role she promotes Chevron’s key stakeholder relationships in Mexico to help advance the country’s hydrocarbons sector and the company’s interests in it. Vilchez has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held commercial, business development and strategic planning management positions with Chevron in Venezuela, Angola and the US. Vilchez is an active member of the American Society of Women MBAs and a leader in several nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in corporate finance from La Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela.
Sergio Limardo was appointed Country Manager Mexico of Repsol in August 2017. He manages and represents Repsol’s interests related to exploration activities in Mexico. Prior to assuming his current position, Limardo worked within Repsol’s Business Development Group as Project Manager Latin America. He also worked with Talisman Energy and Hess Corporation in commercial positions in London and Houston. Limardo also worked for nine years in Total’s E&P legal department in Paris and Caracas.
Erik Finnstrom joined TGS as Senior Vice President New Ventures in June this year after a 28-year career at Equinor. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Geophysics from the University of California. Finnstrom started his career at Chevron, in the US, where he worked as a geophysicist performing prospect generation and analysis along the Atlantic Margin and later research in imaging and modelling at COFRC. At Equinor, he started as a Principal Geophysicist working in the North Sea and Haltenbanken, continuing on to multiple leadership positions including Geophysical Manager Exploration, Chief Geophysicist, Vice President Americas, Vice President Southern Atlantic, Senior Vice President North America and Senior Vice President Exploration Excellence. At TGS, Finnstrom leads the development of the business in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East as well as being the corporate reporting point for data analytics and IT.
David Enríquez joined Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados in 2000. He holds two Master’s degrees in Maritime Law, one from the European Institute of Maritime Studies in Spain and another from Southampton University in the UK. He also has a Ph.D. in Juridical Sciences from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. Enríquez is the author of a number of articles and books on maritime and energy law. He was Director of the Mexican delegation before IMO, UNCISTRAL and other international maritime organizations from 2002 to 2005.
Javier Zambrano joined Topaz in 2014 to oversee the company’s energy division. His priority was to assemble a team of Mexican geoscientists and engineers to actively pursue and operate oil and gas opportunities in Mexico. These efforts were incorporated under Jaguar E&P, where Zambrano was appointed CEO in 2017. Before joining Topaz, Zambrano was a consultant for Schlumberger in Mexico City where he was involved in several projects for local oil companies.
Steve Hanson, as well as being President and CEO of International Frontier Resources, is Director and Founder of Tonalli Energía. From 2004 to 2008, he served as Chairman and Managing Director of Van Arbor Asset Management, an award-winning equity money management firm. In 2009 he served as President and CEO of PanAsian Petroleum, an oil and gas company that was acquired by Ivanhoe Energy. He also served as Director of Lion Petroleum, a private oil and gas company focused on East Africa and acquired by Taipan Resources.
Roberto Mc Leod has been the Managing Director of Compañía Petrolera de Altamira and General Manager of Petrolera Cárdenas Mora since 2013, when he joined Pico Cheiron Group. He worked for more than 38 years in the National Oil Company of Chile (ENAP), where he held international positions such as General Manager of Ecuador and of Egypt. He was also the Exploration and Production Manager in Southern Operations in Chile for ENAP. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Petrochemical Engineering from the Technical University of the State of Chile.
Raymundo Piñones is, since July 2015, the General Director of the Mexican Hydrocarbon Companies Association (AMEXHI), which gathers over 45 upstream operators working in the country. He is in charge of managing the association, of its process to become an institution and of representing the hydrocarbons exploration and production industry in Mexico. Before holding his current position Piñones worked over 10 years for A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. In his career he has also been commercial representative for Mexico and Latin America, manager of well integrity and has held several other roles in field and drilling engineering working in offshore rigs in the North Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Alfredo Alvarez is currently directing the development of strategies for the oil and gas, power and utilities, mining and metals and petrochemical sectors throughout the region. He advises national and multinational companies in a wide range of issues relevant to the industry that. He also has extensive experience in fiscal and financial matters. Alvarez is a public accountant from ITAM, was President of the IMFEF energy committee and regularly collaborates on energy-related issues in newspapers and magazines.
Leonardo Cuneo has over 16 years of experience in information and communication technologies and business consulting. His international vision for project management and deep knowledge of key business processes for energy and utilities are best reflected in his participation in diverse projects in countries such as Spain, Mexico and Uruguay, where he analyzed and defined strategy objectives for the business units. Cuneo started his managerial career in 2004 when he became Industrial Manager for Soluziona.
Glyn Jones, prior to becoming General Manager of Petrofac Mexico, held the same position in Petrofac Malaysia from 2013-16. Prior to joining Petrofac in 2012 he held various senior upstream positions at ConocoPhillips in a number of international locations including the UAE, Norway, the US, Japan and Venezuela. One of his greatest achievements in Mexico was Petrofac Mexico’s migration from an Integrated Exploration and Production contract to a Production Sharing contract in December 2017, the first company to do so.
Fabian Mendoza has over 18 years of experience in international oil-field technical and managerial roles that include operations, marketing and sales. At Halliburton, he has worked as PM Country Manager Mexico and Central America and PM Manager Ecuador. He has managed highlydiverse teams in oil and gas companies in different countries, leading them to common goals. At Antonoil, he held the position of Country Manager Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador and at Baker Hughes he was Account Manager Geomarket for the Andean region.
Luis Manuel Ocejo has worked for Grupo TMM SAB since 1982 and is the current Director General of the Maritime Business, where he is responsible for the operations and results of the group’s maritime business lines. These include the administration of the company’s shipyard in Tamaulipas and managing relationships with the authorities, clients and related companies in the maritime sector. Ocejo also participates on the Boards of CONCAMIN, the Mexican Transportation Council, ASOMAR and COMPORT.
Claudio de la Cerda started his career as Reservoir Engineer at Schlumberger in 1997, developing his professional career over 18 years with the company in cities such as Houston, Caracas and Paris, where he was Project Manager, Country Manager and Area Vice President, respectively. De la Cerda holds an MBA from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His interests include production optimization, heavy and extra-heavy oil, business administration, planning and strategy.
Wilver Méndez became the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism for Tabasco on Sept. 15, 2017. Previously, he was the General Coordinator of Planning at Tabasco’s Ministry of Planning and Finance. Méndez has also been Technical Secretary of the Development Planning Board of Tabasco, Technical Secretary of the Board of Population of Tabasco and Coordinator of the Statistical and Geographical Information Board of Tabasco. Méndez holds a Bachelor’s degree in economy from UNAM as well as a Master’s degree in public administration from the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco.
Carlos De Regules was appointed as the First Executive Director of ASEA, overseeing industrial safety and environmental protection regulation for the hydrocarbon sector. He worked as Deputy Director of Strategic and Operational Planning, where he contributed to PEMEX’s sustainable development policy and the annual social responsibility report, among other documentation. Having worked for over 18 years at PEMEX, he has gained direct experience and has specialized in industrial safety and environmental protection in the oil industry.