Doris Capurro is the founder and CEO of LUFT Energía S.A., an Argentine energy and investment company created at the beginning of 2016 (www.luftenergia.com).

 

LUFT has played a key role in bringing together the equity partners and the financing for the first operational wind farm (100 MW) coming out of a tender process, located in the province of Buenos Aires.

 

Doris was the vice-president of YPF, Argentina’s largest energy company, where she led, during 2012-2015, corporate and public affairs, institutional strategy, sustainability, marketing and communications. In this period, Doris was also in charge of the YPF Foundation, focused on education, social and environmental issues.

Under her leadership, together with the CEO of the company, YPF started the commercial development of unconventional resources (Vaca Muerta), achieving the license to operate from public opinion, local communities and government officials, and also attracting the investments from companies such as Chevron, Dow and Petronas.

 

Prior to this, in 2001, she founded two consulting firms, CAP Comunicación S.A. and Ibarómetro S.A, following the sale in 2000 of the leading national advertising agency she founded in 1983 (Capurro y Asociados) to the French multinational Publicis.

Doris has 30 years of global communications experience in reputation management, government affairs, crisis and issues management, as well as in sustainability program development and execution.

 

During the length of her career, Doris has earned numerous national and international awards for creativity, strategy and management. In 2015 she was chosen by the US magazine Advertising Age as one of their Women to Watch, and Citibank named her as one of the most innovative and creative women in Argentina. In 2017, she was the lead spokesperson for Argentina´s renewable energy process at the CERAWeek by Markit in Houston and also at AIREC in Buenos Aires.

 

Education

Doris is a sociologist from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She teaches and lectures at several universities in Argentina and Spain.

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