The Mexican energy market has great needs in every area: E&P, liquid fuels, pipelines infrastructure, power generation, transmission, development of professionals, advisors, engineers, etc. It is a new area that can detonate a powerful change in the whole chain of activities.
I started off my career as a generalist M&A investment banker and got increasingly involved in the resources and energy sector, advising on several power, mining and oil and gas deals. I decided early on in my career to focus on the energy sector more broadly, given its importance and role in supporting all economic activity and its tie to geopolitics. I have been fortunate to gain exposure to all parts of the value chain in different roles, both as an advisor and, more recently, as an owner building a global energy consulting firm.
To bring an Asset Based Finance solution for strategic PEMEX suppliers. This technology was applied in other countries where HSBC has presence. So far, financing are behaving adequately and help the companies to bring state of the art equipment.
I began investing in the Africa power sector in 2009. Previously my career included five years in the public sector in Afghanistan, working for the Afghan Finance Minister on economic reform including the energy sector and the UN on job creation.
After more than 20 years of experience in the sector and by working from many different angles.
I advise the Kenya Government on Local Content through the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP), a World Bank funded Kenya Government delivered capacity building project for Oil and Gas.
As an International Tax Advisor I have always been involved with Energy Companies, however, when Energy Reform was enacted EY decided to dedicate me fully to Energy, guiding its efforts to become an eminent Energy Advisor in Mexico.
I have always had a fascination for the energy industry and I received my Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Energy Systems.
My Dad was an engineer with Amoco early in his career and as a child we travelled the world on his job assignments, which led to my interest in not only the oil and gas business industry, but also the global reach of the business.
Natural progression – PETRONAS offered a scholarship for me to study geology in the US. Joining the oil and gas industry seemed a natural fit after I graduated.
It happened in 2006 when received an invitation to work in the Ministry of Energy to start defining a possible reform in the hydrocarbons sector.
I started in this industry as a process engineer in 1992. In my early days, I worked on both greenfield and brownfield projects in the North Sea and the Middle East.
Accidentally. In my third year of Mathematics at University I took a vacation job with a Company that turned out to be Oil and Gas. Loved the real world application of Mathematics and became a Geophysicist.
I left the military to change careers, and intended to study law at Aberdeen University, but with a back ground in engineering and diving I got sucked into oil and gas.
After working on an architecture degree and watching some very talented colleagues fail to find decent jobs, I changed direction and received my undergraduate degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma.