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This event ran October 27-28, 2015 and has now finished.

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Guillermo Garcia Alcocer
Head of Policy for E&P, SENER (Ministry of Energy)

Guillermo Ignacio García in his current role is in charge of designing both the contract and the technical aspects of the biddings for Exploration and Extraction of hydrocarbons under Mexico´s new energy framework. His experience includes the entire oil industry value chain, including technical and economic regulation, public policy design, evaluation and business development.

Before occupying his current position, Guillermo was Director General for E&P, and as such, he headed the technical group responsible for proposing and successfully negotiating with Congress the Energy Reform. He also served Director General for Industrial Development and was in charge of the natural gas pipeline development program (currently being implemented) and of the Etileno XXI project.

Mr. García was one of the three candidates nominated by President Enrique Peña to the Senate to preside over the National Hydrocarbon Commission for the period 2014 – 2019.

Sergio Guaso
Deputy Director Strategic Planning, PEMEX

Luis Sergio Guaso Montoya currently works as the Deputy Director for Strategic Planning at PEMEX, where he is responsible for directing the new business plan for Pemex and its subsidiaries, responding to the new environment within Mexico’s fast-developing energy industry. Mr. Guaso has had a distinguished career with PEMEX spanning more than 15 years, which began as early as 1990; he was a member of the first generation of economists to be hired from elite colleges and universities in Mexico and abroad. Drawing on this background, he was tasked with developing econometric models for the domestic market; later, building on this work, he led the Department of Pricing. His international experience began when he was transferred in 1997 to the Houston office for Pemex International (PMI). There, he was tasked with analyzing the heavy crude oil market in the U.S. Gulf. Most recently, he led a team to develop new contractual vehicles that helped make possible the Energy Reform of 2008 and the contractual guidelines of 2010.

Ulises Neri Flores
Director General, CNH (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos)

Ulises Neri Flores currently serves as Director General of Metering for the National Hydrocarbons Commission. Previously, Ulises was with Schlumberger for six years where he worked on a number of projects in Latin America for companies such as Pemex, Ecopetrol, PDVSA, and Repsol. He also holds two Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Petroleum Economics Management. His areas of expertise include risk analysis, economic evaluation, economic projects and reserves, and capital planning.

Gaspar Franco Hernandez
Director General, CNH (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos)

Gaspar Franco is a petroleum engineer, who served in Pemex for 14 years as an engineer in training, engineer of wells, Coordinator of Programming and Evaluation in the Cantarell asset, as well as Superintendent of Reserves of Hydrocarbons and Exploitation Projects in the Sea Northeast of PEP.

In May 2010, he joined the CNH as Director General, first for Hydrocarbons, and then for Exploitation, and currently for Extraction Reports. In addition, he has served as a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of UNAM since 2011.

In September 2014 Gaspar nominated by the President of the Republic for Commissioner in the CNH. He has published and presented papers related to the Mexican petroleum industry in national and international fórums, and he is a member of the Association of Petroleum Engineers of Mexico, the College of Mexican Petroleum Engineers, and Advisor in the Society of Alumni of the Faculty of Engineering.


Ruben Camarillo Ortega
Former Senator and Current Deputy, LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress

Rubén Camarillo Ortega was born on November 13, 1961 in the state of Aguascalientes. He studied Industrial Chemical Engineering at the Technological Institute of Aguascalientes, and also holds a Law degree and a Masters of Science and Technology of Petroleum and Petrochemicals. During the administration of Felipe Gonzalez Gonzalez, he was Secretary of Economic Development of the Government of the State of Aguascalientes from 1998 to 2004.

Currently he is a member of the Federal Legislature LXII and a member of the Commission Rules, Regulations and Parliamentary Practices committee, and Secretary of the Energy Commission.

He is also Founder and Partner of the Association of Industrial Engineers of Aguascalientes, Founder and Vice President of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers, Local Councilor of the Employers Confederation of Mexico, COPARMEX Republic, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Instruments of Mexico, and Director of CADEA Consultants.

Santiago Barcon
Member of the Advisory Board, Energy Regulatory Commission

Santiago Barcon Palomar is currently a member of the Energy Regulatory Commission Advisory Board and President of Energia Hoy. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana and earned his MBA from the Instituto Technológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Santiago has recently served as Vice President of CANAME and President of AMESCO. Previously, he served as North America and Energy Quality Unit Controller for Grupo Arteche, Vice-President of Arteche APQ LLC and President of Editorial Engrane.

Julio Santaella
Executive Coordinator, Mexican Petroleum Fund (FMP)

Julio A. Santaella is currently the Executive Coordinator for the Mexican Petroleum Fund (FMP) where he is responsible for receiving, distributing and investing the revenue from the new contracts E&P in Mexico for oil and gas.  Previously he worked in different national and international organizations such as the Ministry of Finance in Mexico (SHCP), the International Monetary Fund, ITAM and Banco de Mexico.  He holds a B.A. from ITAM and a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. He has published extensively on inflation and stabilization programs, exchange rates and devaluation, sustainability of fiscal policy, term structure of interest rates, economic growth, wages and labor mobility, capital flows, balance of payments and financial crises, debt market development, etc.

Luis Alberto Núñez Santander
Manager of Operations Coordination, PEMEX

Bio coming soon…

Caleb Troxclair
Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel, Texas Railroad Commission

Caleb Troxclair is an attorney with expertise in energy, utility, administrative, regulatory, and legislative law and policy.  Caleb currently serves as Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, Texas’ energy regulatory body.  In this role, Caleb advises the Chairman on complex legal and policy issues impacting Texas’ energy sector, as well as assisting in the running of the nearly 800-person agency.

Prior to joining the Railroad Commission, Caleb was Chief of Staff to a Texas state representative for nearly a decade in the Texas Legislature, where he helped to pass and implement many energy and utility related bills into law.  In addition to his role as Chief of Staff, Caleb also served as Committee Clerk to the Texas House Committee on Regulated Industries.

Caleb received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University – Kingsville and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Graciela Barcenas Perez
President, PMI Capitulo Mexico

Graciela Barcenas Perez is an active member of the PMI, PMI Educational Foundation (PMI EF) and PMI chapter Mexico since 2007. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors as President and acts as the point of contact with REP´s, companies, educational institutions and organizations interested in the discipline. Graciela has been Director of the program PMTOUR Mexico for several years, recognizing her volunteer work in order to disseminate the discipline

She also serves as Manager of New Business of the Division “Oil & Gas” at Sistemas CBT, S.A. DE C.V. an enterprise development company. With over seven years in the group, she has been responsible for the implementation of the Administration Office of Corporate Projects where she acted as a Manager for five years.

With over fifteen years of experience, Graciela Barcenas Perez is a recognized agent of change in promoting the transformation of organizations, cultures of innovation, and services to the client.

Raymundo Platas Merino

Raymundo Platas Merino was born in Mexico City and holds both an MBA and a law degree from the University of Dallas and Universidad Iberoamericana. He became CEO of the Latin American Oil and Gas Association in 2013 and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.

With his experience and knowledge in international management and political scenarios, Raymundo knows how to find and cultivate opportunities for LAOGA’s members, and helps to provide funds and other financial tools for project development. He also lobbies for the access to contact local authorities to secure opportunities in the Latin American oil and gas market.

Carlos Michel
Principal, Fondo de Fondos (Fondo de Energia)

Carlos Michel has more than 10 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He is now the Principal for the Mexico Energy Fund of Funds, investing in the Upstream, Midstream and Power generation sectors in the country. Previously, Carlos worked for HSBC Mexico, where he actively participated in the investment process and management of portfolio companies of several private equity funds. Prior to joining HSBC Asset Management, Carlos was Investment Banking Vice President at HSBC, where he was responsible for identifying and executing M&A transactions, and finance investment opportunities in the natural resources and energy sector.  Carlos holds a Bachelor’s degree of finance from ITESM University in Mexico, an MBA from Nebrija Business School in Madrid, a Masters degree in Finance from City University in London, and is Chartered Analyst in Alternative Investments by the CAIA Institute.

Nelson Balido
Chairman & CEO, Energy Council of the Americas

Nelson Balido drives results in diverse government, politics, private industry, and non-profit arenas. As one of the leading authorities on the U.S. border for trade, travel, energy and security issues, he leads Balido and Associates, a strategic management consultancy, and is founder of the Border Commerce and Security Council and the Energy Council of the Americas. Prior to assuming his current role he was the President of the Border Trade Alliance; a presidential pick to lead the private sector division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and also served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, where he was awarded the department’s highest civilian award – the Outstanding Public Service Medal.He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors at the local, state and federal levels.  For years, Nelson has worked closely with the governments of U.S., Canada, and Mexico at every level by advocating on behalf of policy initiatives designed to improve cross-border affairs, trade and security relations, energy reform and cultural understanding.  In 2014, Nelson was re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Industry Trade Advisory Council by United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of Commerce.

Luis Enrique Font Llanes
Vice President of Operations, Sistemas CBT

With a Bachelor’s in Economy from UNAM, a Masters of Human Resources from Kellogg Institute and a Master’s in Strategic Direction and Innovation, Luis Font has gathered a vast array of experience in Talent Development through more than 15 years working and leading in management roles for multi-national companies such as Sabritas and GMAC (an affiliate of GM). Since 2005, Mr. Font has been with Sistemas CBT leading Talent Development and learning solutions-consulting and operations. He currently holds the position of Vice President for the Learning and Talent Division, responsible for all division operations in Mexico and LATAM. His main expertise lies in the development of successful design and execution of Talent Management solutions in the corporate market for companies like FEMSA, PEPSICO, GNP, IXE, Deloitte, Banamex, Danone, Homex, Liverpool , Roche and many others.

Jesús Rosas
Director of Corporate Accounts, Sistemas CBT

Francisco Jesús Rosas is an engineer with more than 18 years of specialized experience in quality and productivity in the Mexican oil and gas industry. Currently he holds two positions; Vice President for the Oil and Gas Division of Sistemas CBT, and General Manager for the Oil and Gas Division of Cepra Servicios. He has been responsible for the business development of strategic solutions by formalizing several national and international alliances with the private sector and government institutions. He has deep knowledge and understanding of the applicability of the Mexican Energy Reform, as well as topics derived from the oil and gas policies.

Mr. Rosas has directly participated in an array of strategic national projects related to the oil and gas industry, such as the regulatory compliance model to comply with the National Hydrocarbon Commission´s regulation on deep waters, automation of PEMEX´s critical talent management model, automation of PEMEX´s integral regulatory compliance system, knowledge management models for the oil and gas industry, process risk analysis, environmental contingency plan creation and quantification of worst case scenario for deep water exploration and perforation operations.

Gonzalo Monroy
Managing Director, GMEC

Gonzalo Monroy is a specialized consultant focused in the Mexican energy sector with over 13 years experience in both the public and private sector. Areas of expertise include regulation, legislation, logistics, project development, financing as well as economic and risk analysis.

Gonzalo began his career in the energy sector through IPD Latin America in 2002, where he developed a strong mathematical background into the creation and design (both analytical and structural) of demand-supply forecast models for natural gas, crude oil, refined and petrochemical products.

In 2008, Gonzalo moved to Ministry of Energy in Mexico City as Deputy General Director of Planning in the Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons. In that position, he oversaw Pemex’s operations, especially those regarding Chicontepec.

Juan Enrique Gonzalez
Director of Transportation, Cenagas (Center for Control of Natural Gas)

Has a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master’s degree in Operations Research from the London School of Economics (LSE). He began his career in private companies such as Xerox, CryoInfra and the university Anáhuac del Norte in Mexico. He then started working in the energy market at Pemex Gas and Petrochemicals from 1994 until 2011, where he collaborated in the Pipeline Sub-direction as a regulations analyst until he became Commercial Manager of Pipeline Transport.

Since 2011, he has participated as a consultant in the energy industry working in studies about natural gas infrastructure projects such as the North-Norwest Pipeline, Zacatecas Pipeline, infrastructure of natural gas distribution, development and monitoring of use and transport permissions from the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), and feasibility of liquid hydrocarbon terminals and pipelines.

Dr. Lazaro Beltran Sanchez
CTO, Felco Energy Solutions

Bio coming soon…