Our senior management is responsible for the implementation and execution of our overall short-term and strategic objectives and reports to our chief executive officer. The table below sets forth certain information concerning our senior management bios.
Eduardo Hugo Antranik Eurnekian
Mr. Hugo Eurnekian joined Corporación América group more than 10 years ago and has worked in building its Energy division. He first participated in evaluating, acquiring and constructing a 240,000 tons per year biodiesel plant, Unitec Bio S.A., in the province of Santa Fe. In 2010 he led the participation in the bidding process for the management and construction of two wind farms in Uruguay, which the group won, developed and finally sold in 2017.
In 2013, Mr. Eurnekian led the acquisition of CGC, serving as director and chairman since then. Under his management CGC bought Petrobras Argentina’s upstream business in the Austral basin and also acquired Sinopec Argentina’s assets in 2021, significantly increasing CGC’s natural gas production and reserves.
Pablo Alejandro Chebli
COO – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Chebli joined CGC in 2016 bringing to the company more than 23 years of development, production and management experience in oil and gas in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Formerly, he was VP for Central Resources and General Manager for Golden Oil Corporation. Previously, he held different positions at Repsol and YPF, including Development Manager, Exploration Manager and Asset Manager.
Mr. Chebli holds a degree in Geology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Juan Pablo Freijo
CBO – Chief Business Officer
Mr. Freijo joined Corporación América’s energy business unit in 2010, and currently serves at CGC as New Business Development and Human Resources VP. He is also vice-president of the Board of Directors. He led the acquisition of CGC in 2013, the acquisition of Petrobras assets in the Austral Basin in 2015, and the acquisition of Sinopec Argentina’s assets in 2021. Previously, he worked at Columbus Merchant Banking as a Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt Restructuring and Financial Transaction Advisor.
He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from ITBA, a Master degree in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, a Master degree in Oil&Gas from ITBA, and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Adrian Jorge Meszaros
CFO – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Meszaros joined CGC in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He has occupied executive positions for 25 years in various Latin-American companies. His career has spanned numerous industries, including communication media, retail, telecommunication, banking and as an independent consultant in Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Mr. Meszaros oversaw one of the most important Argentine debt restructurings, which lasted more than three years and involved the United States bankruptcy system. He participated in capital markets transactions for amounts of more than US$ 3.0 billion.
Mr. Meszaros holds a Business Administration degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina.
Emilio Martín Nadra
CCO – Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Nadra joined the company as our Commercial VP in 2017 after working for 16 years in the energy industry. He has served as gas Sale Manager in Wintershall Energía and was in charge of different management positions in PanAmerican Energy and ENARGAS.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Master degree in Business and Public Politics from the Universidad de San Andrés.
Exploration and Development VP
Mr. Cevallos joined the Company in 2016 and currently serves as Exploration and Development VP. Prior to CGC he worked for 22 years in the upstream industry for operators such as Oxy, YPF, Pioneer, Petro Andina and Quintana EP. During the last 15 years he has held management positions as G&G, Development and Exploration Manager. Mr. Cevallos also participated as founder of Petro Andina and Quintana EP. He is highly regarded among his collegues and has received several recognitions from the Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y el Gas for “best paper” at different Exploration National Conferences. He is also a professor of Petroleum Geology and Director of the Hydrocarbon Lab at Universidad Nacional de San Juan since 2009.
Mr. Cevallos holds a degree in Geology from Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
Emilio José Daneri Conte Grand
CLO – Chief Legal Officer
Daneri Conte Grand joined the firm in 2015 and has been our Director of Legal Counsel ever since. He is also president of TGN (Transportadora de Gas del Norte) since November 2015. He has more than 15 years of experience as legal advisor for various corporate clients in Argentina. Before joining CGC, he worked in the legal department of Corporación América S.A. and in M&M Bomchil, where he specialized in contentious-administrative law, corporate law, finance and infrastructure, among other areas, and even served as an external advisor for the group .
He has a law degree from the Catholic University of Cuyo and a master’s degree in Management from the Institute of Higher Business Studies of the Austral University.
Mr. Russo joined the Company in 2018 and currently serves as our Operations VP. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Argentina, mainly in production management and field development roles. His previous positions include General Manager of YPF SP, a drilling company owned by YPF, leading more than 500 employees operating 15 Rigs; and CEO of a small Neuquén basin operator company.
He worked as Operations Manager, responsible for Loma La Lata production area, the most important gas field in Argentina, which is the field located over the center of Vaca Muerta shale. He also worked as Field Development Manager for Baker Hughes in several onshore operations.
Mr. Russo holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cuyo.
Business Units VP
Mr. Leiguarda joined the Company in 2021. He has 18 years of experience in the energy industry, working at conventional and unconventional fields in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia. He has specialized in Operations, Development, Exploration and New Business.
He worked for 15 years at Pan American Energy in different production and development positions at Cerro Dragón, and served as development manager for the offshore assets in Mexico. Mr. Leiguarda joined YPF in 2018, serving as Development Manager for conventional projects in all the basins operated by that company in Argentina.
He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from ITBA, a specialization degree in Oil and Gas from the same university, and a MBA from IAE Business School.
Viviana Valiño joined CGC in 2020. She previously held several top management positions
regarding finance and assurance at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Cablevision S.A., Nextel
Communication Argentina S.A. and Telecom Argentina S.A.
She holds a degree in Public Accounting from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a
specialization degree in Systems Audit from the Universidad del Salvador.
Carlos Daniel Bautista
Labor Relations VP
Mr. Bautista currently serves as our Energy Transition VP. He has also worked as New Business VP at Corporación América group and Labor Relations VP. Previously he served as Product Manager at Alpargatas S.A.I.C., Regional Manager for the Argentine northeastern region at Austral Airlines, Product Manager at Uzal S.A., Business Manager at Grafa S.A., marketing manager at Editorial Atlántida S.A., Commercial Manager at Playfull S.A. and General Manager at Dexter.
He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a MBA from the Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Empresarial Argentino and has conducted postgraduate studies in Communications Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
CPO – Chief People Officer
Rodrigo Fernández joined CGC as HR VP in 2020. With more than 15 years of experience, he has performed in different industries such as Energy, Insurance, Logistics and Steel. He has taught at UADE HR career.
He also has a bachelor degree in Commerce (UADE), a post-graduate degree in HR Strategic Management (UdeSA), a PDD and a IAE Business School Executive MBA.
Felipe Gonzalez Fernandez
Director Supply Chain
Felipe Gonzalez Fernandez joined the company in October 2018, holding the role of Purchasing and Contracting Manager until October 2021. He is currently Director of Supply Chain.
He is an Industrial Engineer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, a Diploma in Energy Economics and Strategic Planning from the Professional Council of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and with a Specialization in Oil and Gas Economics from ITBA.
He has 17 years of experience in Supply Chain in the oil and gas industry in Argentina in operators such as Petrobras Argentina, Petro Andina and Pluspetrol.