Jorge Milanese is Sproule’s Regional Director of Latin America responsible for developing and executing Sproule’s client engagement strategy in the region. Jorge is an experienced oil and gas professional with expertise in domestic and international business development, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate development and upstream assets management. He had a leading role in a wide range of conventional and unconventional energy projects in North and South America. His areas of expertise include upstream investment opportunity identification, both in conventional and unconventional reservoirs, financial and technical evaluation, strategy development and contract negotiation and administration of operated and non-operated joint ventures. Jorge’s previous experience includes engagements with major global oil and gas operating companies as business development Vice President and Assets Vice President. Jorge has proudly served in the Argentinean Navy as a Naval Aviation Officer. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a degree in aeronautical engineering. Jorge maintains membership in several professional organizations and societies.
Décio Fabrício Oddone da Costa has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and has studied Petroleum Engineering. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Advanced Management Programme at Insead. He was awarded an honorary PhD in Education from Universidad de Aquino. He was the CEO of Petrobras Bolivia, the Chairman and CEO of Petrobras Energia, a Vice-president of Braskem, an Officer of Prumo Logística and the General Director of the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency. He was a member of the Board of the Institute of the Americas and the President of the Bolivian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and President of the Argentine Chamber of the Oil Industry.
Guillermo is an International Energy Transition Attorney at Earthjustice, based in the San Francisco headquarters, he has over 20 years of work experience in the energy sector at national and international levels.
Since 2013 and until 2019 Guillermo served as National Commissioner at the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) of Mexico, Presidential appointee with Senate confirmation. For three of those years, he was also vice-president of the Iberoamerican Association of Energy Regulators (ARIAE). He also has held leadership positions at CFE, PEMEX, Energy Ministry of México and the Federal Competition Commission of México.
Guillermo holds law degrees from Mexico (ITAM) and Spain (UNIR), with a Master Degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics (UK), and a Master Degree in Laws from the University of Chicago(USA).
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. – See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/duncan-wood#sthash.07iTOPV1.dpuf