For twenty-five years, the Institute of the Americas Energy Program has brought together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster economic development across the Western Hemisphere. The La Jolla Energy Conference each May is key to those efforts.
In-depth analysis of energy trends from global thought leaders.
Exposure for your brand and expertise.
Unparalleled opportunities to network with clients and new partners.
May 25 (At the Institute of the Americas on campus at UC San Diego)
First Shuttle to IOA from Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Second Shuttle to IOA from Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Registration and Coffee
Venue: Institute of the Americas
Welcoming Remarks Jamal Khokhar,President and CEO, Institute of the Americas and Jeremy Martin,Director, Energy Program, Institute of the Americas
Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Taking Stock of the Hemisphere’s Energy Outlook in a Volatile Market
Venue:Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Regional Energy Cooperation – Perspectives from the Hemisphere
Venue: Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Mexico’s Energy Reforms – Round One Results and Outlook Keynote Address
Venue: Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Cocktail Reception on the Institute of the Americas Plaza
Venue: Institute of the Americas Plaza
First Shuttle returns to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Venue: Institute of the Americas
Nightcap Roundtable Informal and off-the-record moderated conversation on the implications of the US Presidential elections
Last shuttle returns to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Venue: Institute of the Americas
May 26 (at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines)
9:30am - 7:45am
Industry Breakfast – Outlook for Brazil’s Energy Sector
Venezuela’s Energy Dilemma Keynote Address
Mexico’s Midstream and Upstream Outlook – Next Steps
Financing the Next Energy Boom: Implications of Low Oil Prices for M&As, distressed assets, and investment
Community Engagement in the Energy Sector
Lunch Featuring Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Executive Chef’s Tasting Stations
Argentina’s New Energy Agenda Plenary Session
Latin America’s Offshore Prospects: Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Guyana
Regional Energy Integration in the Americas
Regional Natural Gas Outlook – Venezuela, Argentina, Peru
Closing Reception overlooking the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course
Thought leaders from across the Western Hemisphere present policy updates and outlooks on the key energy trends and issues for the Americas.
Carlos de Regules
Executive Director, Agencia de Seguridad Energía y Ambiente (ASEA) of Mexico.
Mauricio De La Mora
President, National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH) of Colombia.
Vice President, Strategy, Business Development & Member of Board of Directors, YPF S.A..
Deputy Secretary for Electricity Secretariat of Energy (SENER) of Mexico.
Commissioner, National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) of Mexico.
Vice President for Energy, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.
Director, Mexico Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Manuel Perez Dubuc
President of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean , AES Corporation.
Alberto de la Fuente
Country Chairman, Shell Mexico.
Director General of Pemex-Exploration & Production.
Upstream Executive Director, Sierra Oil and Gas Mexico.
Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.
Mauricio De La Mora President, National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH) of Colombia
Mauricio De La Mora was appointed as President of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) in March 2015. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Transocean Colombia from 2013 ‐ 2015, an international company specializing in offshore drilling services and rig operations, particular in deepwater areas. Mr. De La Mora has 25 years’ experience in the energy sector including as Manger of Operations and Production at The GHK companies, and as Drilling and Planning Engineer at BP Exploration, as well as Hocol and Seven Seas Petroleum spanning Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the United States. Mr. De La Mora holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the Fundación Universidad de América, a masters degree in hydrocarbons management from the Universidad Viña del Mar, and a postgraduate specialization in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Carlos de Regules Ruiz‐Funes Executive Director, Agencia de Seguridad Energía y Ambiente (ASEA)of Mexico
Carlos de Regules was appointed Executive Director of the Agency de Seguridad Energía y Ambiente (ASEA) in 2014. Mr. de Regules has served in several positions within Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) over his 18 year career with the national oil company, and is a specialist in industrial security and environmental protection in the petroleum industry. Prior to joining ASEA, he was Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Operations where he directed the company’s policy on sustainable development. Mr. de Regules holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a masters in engineering and environmental management from the École des Mines de París, France. Administración Pública de México and is an associate in the LEAD Program for Advanced Environmental Studies and Development at the Colegio de México.
Fernando Giliberti Vice President, Strategy, Business Development & Member of Board of Directors YPF S.A.
Mr. Fernando Pablo Giliberti has been Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at YPF SA since June 2012 and served as a Director of Planning and Operating Management Control at YPF S.A. Mr. Giliberti served as Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development since June 15, 2012 and has been a Director of YPF S.A. since 2012.
César Hernández Deputy Secretary for Electricity Secretariat of Energy (SENER) of Mexico
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014. Prior to this designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Undersecretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Energy; and currently he is member of the Governing Board of CFE. Within the Federal Public Administration, he has occupied several important roles: Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy, Director-General of Legal Counsel of the Federal Government and Director General of Long Distance within the Federal Telecommunications Commission. Furthermore, he was a researcher within the Center for Development and Research (CIDAC), and is author of several books, such as: (The politics of foreign trade: regulation and impact), and (The Captive Reform: Investment, Work and Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Electric Sector). Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is a Fulbright and Ford-MacArthur scholarship grantee. He finished his graduate studies in Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds a PhD from UNAM, obtained in 2007.
Edgar Rangel Commissioner National Hydrocarbons Commission(CNH)of Mexico
Edgar Rangel-German holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the National University of Mexico, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. He has worked as Research Associate at Stanford U., Engineer at Pemex, Chief Technical Advisor to the Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons at the Secretary of Energy in Mexico, and Director General for Hydrocarbons, Electricity and Water Project Evaluation at the Secretary of Finance in Mexico. In 2009, Dr. Rangel-German was appointed by the President of Mexico as Commissioner at National Hydrocarbon Commission, and in 2013 he was appointed for a second term by the recently elected President. His areas of interest are static and dynamic fractured reservoir characterization, enhanced oil recovery, physics of fluids, heavy oil reservoir simulation, and economic evaluation of oil and gas, electricity, and water projects..
Hamilton Moss Vice President for Energy CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
Hamilton Moss de Souza is vice president of Energy at CAF - Latin American Development Bank. Of Brazilian nationality, Moss de Souza joined CAF after an extensive career at the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, where he directed the Energy Development Department and coordinated the development of the National Plan for Energy Efficiency. He was a senior researcher on energy issues at the Electrical Energy Research Center of CEPEL – Eletrobrás, where he carried out projects with renewable energies such as solar energy and wind power, and analyzed energy efficiency as well as the effects of electricity and magnetic fields, amongst other things. Moss de Souza has occupied various positions in Schlumberger Inland Services’ Europe Unit, working in various oil rigs in the North Sea. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he also received his master’s in production engineering. Moss de Souza has served as a university professor with a focus on energy engineering.
Duncan Wood Director Mexico Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Duncan Wood is the director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Prior to this, he was a professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. He has been a member of the Mexican National Research System, an editorial advisor to both Reforma and El Universal newspapers, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica. In 2007, he was a non-resident Fulbright Fellow and, between 2007 and 2009, he was technical secretary of the Red Mexicana de Energia, a group of experts in the area of energy policy in Mexico. He has been a Senior Associate with the Simon Chair and the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on Mexican energy policy, including renewable energy, and North American relations. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his PhD in political studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Visit Award for contributions to the Mexico-Canada relationship.
Manuel Perez DubucPresident of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean AES Corporation
President of the SBU MCA&C, where AES has presence in México, El Salvador, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with a diverse portfolio of 13 electricity generating plants among hydro, coal, pet coke, natural gas and methane gas with a installed capacity of 3,070 MW and four distribution companies with more than one million end consumers. Manuel rejoins AES Corporation after a three-year assignment as Chairman and CEO for Meiya Power Company (MPC) in Hong Kong, SAR, People’s Republic of China to lead the company, boost growth, improve operations, and create shareholder’s value for the largest independent power producer in China and South Korea. Some of his early experience goes from being Advisor of the General Director of Public Finance at the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, collaborating in a social security system reform as a Special Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank – (IDB), as well as the Financial Executive Vice-President at CANTV (VERIZON) and the Advisor, Broker and Portfolio Manager at CITIBANK, N.A., Capital Markets. Manuel Pérez Dubuc joined the financing division of La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) in 1998. He went from Manager of the financing division to Treasurer, appointed after AES’s takeover EDC/CEDC in July 2000, and chosen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2003. In 2005, Pérez Dubuc was appointed President and CEO of AES Dominicana, in the Dominican Republic.
Alberto de la FuenteCountry Chairman, Shell Mexico
Alberto de la Fuente has two degrees, one in Economics and the other in International Relations, both from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Alberto completed a Masters of Philosophy in Economics and Social History from Oxford University in the UK and an MBA from the Australian School of Business in Sydney. Within the Mexican Public Sector, Alberto has worked forthe President’sOffice, forthe Ministry of Energy and forthe Energy Regulatory Commission. In 2006, Alberto joined Shell as Marketing Manager for the North West Shelf Gas Project in Perth, Australia;in late 2008 he moved to the Middle East where he was appointed by Shell as Shareholder Representative and Business Advisor for Oman LNG and Qalhat LNG. Alberto was named President of Shell Mexico in July 2012, leading a fully Mexican management team.
Gustavo Hernandez Director General of Pemex-Exploration & Production
Appointed by the president of México as General Director and CEO of Pemex Exploration & Production, and over 35 years of professional experience in the Mexican petroleum industry. Started his career at the Mexican Petroleum Institute in 1979 where he worked with research interests in applied geostatistics in reservoir simulation. In 1992 joined Pemex holding several positions as head of the department of reservoir characterization, exploitation vice manager, planning manager, asset manager, Vice President of an offshore region, and Vice President for Planning in Pemex E&P. Responsible for: conducting and leading the E&P Strategy, to allocate investment in the E&P Project portfolio, leading the reserves team to internally certifying the Pemex Hydrocarbon reserves and to comply the regulatory topics issued by the Mexican regulators. A former National President of the College of Petroleum Engineers of México (2010-2012), he is currently the President of the Petroleum Engineering Comission at the Academy of Engineering (2012-2014) and his achievements allowed him to be recognized as the 2011 National Petroleum Engineering Award recipient. He has written over 70 technical papers presented in domestic and international forums and with more than 110 interventions is a well known lecturer and speaker of topics such as Planning, Exploration, Production, Hydrocarbon Reserves and E&P Regulatory issues in México and abroad. He holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering and a M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering, both from the U. of Mexico.
Read Taylor Upstream Executive Director Sierra Oil and Gas Mexico
Read Taylor is currently Upstream Executive Director and a Founding Partner of Private Equity backed Sierra Oil and Gas Exploration. Sierra, having corporate headquarters in Mexico City, is engaged in evaluating upstream and midstream business opportunities as part of the comprehensive reform of the energy sector in Mexico. Read has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Latin America, Asia and Africa driving highly successful outcomes in exploration and new ventures growth, technology development, field development and operational oversight. Prior to joining Sierra, he led a successful campaign of substantial gains with Brazilian private company Petra Energia as Executive Vice President Board Member. Prior to that, he served as General Manager and President of Devon Energy Brazil where he led a team ultimately responsible for several significant discoveries in shallow and deep water offshore Brazil. Read has also worked in various international field locations in geo-technical and commercial management positions at UNOCAL and Anadarko. He holds a BS in International Business from Pepperdine University, a BS in Geophysics and an MS in Geology from University of Southern California. Read also holds a diploma from Harvard Business School in Executive Management. Read is also Chairman and founder of RICE International Relief Organization an international humanitarian relief agency and domestic charity organization. RICE provides medical supplies, clean water, and other necessities in over 26 countries in partnership with local efforts and shelters
Peter Tertzakian Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.
Peter Tertzakian is chief energy economist and managing director with Arc Financial Corp. in Calgary and provides analysis on technology and energy-related businesses to fund managers and portfolio companies. With more than 20 years experience, he has also worked at a senior oil and gas company and a financial advisory firm and is the best-selling author of A Thousand Barrels A Second and The End of Energy Obesity. He holds a M.Sc. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Alberta.
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