MANAGEMENT

Who We Are

We are a strong combination of successful and experienced Oil & Gas and Capital Markets professionals and executives whose track record and know-how add value to partners and investors.

Fernando Aguilar

Chairman

Over 35 years experience in business and oilfield sectors

Engineer and former President & CEO at TSX listed Calfrac. Over 35 years of global experience in technology, business and oilfield sectors. He had a long-standing career from technical to management roles with Schlumberger. Former President of CGG Veritas in Houston

Stanford Executive MBA program (2003) and the Director Education Program (2008) developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management in conjunction with the Haskayne School of Business​

Martyn Fear

Chief Executive Officer

35 years of operational experience worldwide with major Oil & Gas companies including Schlumberger, BP, Husky and Maersk, across 10 countries, offshore & onshore

Former VP & Global Functional Head

Accountable for $200-500mm annual spend in several projects, through teams of 400-500 staff & contractors

Turnaround of production under-delivery across 250,000 bopd business; Performance improvement in LatAm operations; Safety & compliance improvement in various countries

Chairman in oilfield services​

Armando Méndez C.

Co-Founder - Chief Technical Officer

Successful visionary in pulling together a strong team under a solid corporate foundation and a sound business plan

Geologist with extensive international experience including LatAm at Hocol, Repsol, Petrobras and BP

Former Senior Geologist at BP in Colombia, UK, Canada and regional exploration manager at BP in Indonesia

Successful exploration, appraisal and development of significant O&G discoveries in Colombia, North Sea, Western Canada and Mackenzie Delta worth about 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent

Involved with investments in the order of $10bn and production operations up to 500,000 boep​

Julio C. Herrera

Group Chief Financial Officer

30 years of Global experience in Finance, Planning, Business Development and Strategy positions at Exxon/Mobil, British Petroleum Company, Lewis Energy Group and most recently Grupo Ecopetrol

Former Board Member of PanAmerican Energy JV in Argentina, Hocol, Equion, Ecopetrol America and Ecopetrol Hidrocarburos Mexico.

Previous experience as LatAm Finance Director accountable for Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Caribeean

BBA with Master’s Degree as Certified Public Accountant from Universidad Javeriana – Colombia. Post graduate studies from Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business

Giovanni Zuzunaga

Co-Founder - Chief of Investments & Business Development

Over 18 years in executive & management roles in natural resources; business development, portfolio and financial restructuring and M&A with $2.4bn in Oil & Gas transactions in LatAm

Director at Zyta Capital, a business development and quality deals generator platform for LatAm

Involved with medium LatAm O&G investments and field operations of over $835 million including in the areas of exploration, seismic, wells and production

Identified previously distressed O&G assets and contributed to transforming them into successful outcomes (with successful exits of the order of $250 million)

Philippe Aouad

Co-Founder - Investor Relations, Risk Management & Trading

Wall Street trained executive with >18 years of international commodities experience in Business Development, Risk Management and Trading with exposure to LatAm

Represented leading broker PVM Oil and top O&G Risk Management and Trading consultant Smart Global Trading in LatAm

Exposure to leading Oil hedgers in LatAm including Government Agencies, Central Banks, NOCs, E&Ps and IOCs and with relationships with top international Oil trading firms

Vast fundraising experience working closely with institutional investors globally