Juancho Eekhout is Vice-President of Development with Sempra LNG based in San Diego, California. He recently took this position to lead the development of LNG projects serving customers in the Pacific basin. Juancho is the Vice-Chairman of the Energy Committee of the American Chamber in Mexico and a member of the Steering Committee of the Institute of the Americas.
Prior to joining Sempra LNG, Juancho was the Chief Development Officer of IEnova based in Mexico City. Prior to that, he held various roles with the Sempra family of companies in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, power and gas origination, strategic planning, and commercial development.
Juancho started his career with BP where he held various roles internationally in the refining & marketing and commodity trading organizations.
Juancho holds a BA in Economics from the UCAB in Venezuela and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Currently Pedro Miras is Sectorial Organizations Director in Repsol, Chairman of the World Petroleum Council Spanish Committee (WPC), Chairman of the Programme Committee and Vice President Programme of the Executive Committee of the WPC and President of the Spain/Peru Council Foundation.
Formerly, Chairman of the Spanish Strategic Petroleum Reserves Corporation (CORES), Chairman of the Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and Chairman of the Standing Group on Markets of the International Energy Agency, Regulatory Affairs Director in the Repsol Group in Spain and Petroleum and Biofuels Director of the National Energy Commission (CNE) and Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Petroleum Industry Association (AOP), and Spanish Certification Biofuel Entity. He previously served for twelve years several positions in Repsol, mainly in the areas of International Expansion of the Group (New Projects section) and in the Tarragona Refinery (Project Management and Control). Also, member of the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of Enerclub (Club Español de la Energía) and Member of ICA (Institute of Board Members & Administrators).
He has also been part of the Spanish delegation of the Assemblies of Ibero-American Energy Regulators and member of the Committee to follow up the collaboration agreement between the regulators of Brazil (ANP) and Spain (CNE), among other positions. Thus, it has more than 30 years dedicated to the world of energy and, more specifically, to hydrocarbons.
Senior Industrial Engineer, Master of Business Administrator executive (MBA) at Instituto de Empresa de Madrid and Master of International Management of the Company (MGIE) at the School of Industrial Organization of Madrid. He has been a professor in the area of Marketing at the School of Industrial Organization, the course of petroleum technology and economics in Repsol, S. A and the Ibero-American School of Defense of Competition of the Court of Defense of the Competition, professor of the Master of economy and regulation of the public services of the University of Barcelona, of the Institute of Business Formation of the Chamber of Commerce and of the CEDDET Foundation. He is currently Professor of the Master of Energy Finance, the Master in Energy Business and the Master in Energy Law, all of them from the Spanish Energy Club.
Three degrees: Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business Administration.
Awarded as “Industrial Engineer of the Year 2015”- Honorary Mention Official College of Industrial Engineers of Madrid – COIIM.
He also collaborates with various publications in the field of energy and is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars in the energy field.
Mr. Vickram Bharrat was born in Berbice, Region 6 and attended the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School. His academic achievement includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Guyana and is qualified in the area of Public Management with a wealth of experience in governance and managerial competencies.
Most noteworthy, Minster Bharrat has been an educator, mentor and entrepreneur for over fifteen years as the owner of Xenon Academy (Primary and Secondary) located at Grove, East Bank Demerara. His acquired skills of patience and listening to youths will be transferred to his new responsibilities as Minister of Natural Resources to engage stakeholders.
Minister Bharrat’s professional life commenced with him serving in the capacity of Technical Officer at the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Health. He also held the post of Project Manager with the United Nations Development Programme. Additionally, at the local level, Bharrat also provided sterling service as the Chairman of the Grove/Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council to improve services and enhance the aesthetics of local communities.
Following his appointment as the Minister of Natural Resources and a Member of Guyana’s Twelfth Parliament on August 06, 2020 and September 01, 2020 respectively, he has been assigned oversight of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Gold Board and the Department of Energy. Further, he previously served in the Eleventh Parliament as a Parliamentarian for the period 2016-2019.
Minister Bharrat has been with the People’s Progressive Party since he was a teenager, having joined the Progressive Youth Organisation at the age of 14, resulting in his unwavering commitment and service to Guyana. He is also a Member to the Central and Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party.
He is married with two children, both teenagers.
Joseph Ferrari is a Regional Sales Manager (PtX) for MAN Energy Solutions, where he is responsible for expanding opportunities for renewable fuels. Prior to MAN Mr. Ferrari was the General Manager of Utility Market Development at Wärtsilä North America, Inc. He has 15 years of experience in project origination and influencing activities focused on large investor-owned utilities and their regulatory bodies, and has published numerous papers, articles and a book on power system planning for deep decarbonization. He received his MS in Natural Resource Science from the University of Maryland, his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.