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Jorge R. Piñón

Head of Energy Programme for LATAM and Caribbean
The University of Texas at Austin

Jorge R. Piñón is Interim Director of The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and Director of its Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program.

Mr. Piñon began his long career in the energy sector when he joined Shell Oil Company’s supply and transportation organization in 1975.  He was president and CEO of Transworld Oil USA prior to joining Amoco Corporation in 1991 as president of Amoco Corporate Development Company Latin America.  In this position Mr. Piñon represented the business development and joint venture efforts in Latin America between Amoco Corporation and state oil companies.

In 1994 he was transferred to the downstream oil sector to serve as president of Amoco Oil de México and president of Amoco Oil Latin America, based in Mexico City.  In 1997, while vice-president and member of the board of directors of  the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico -AMCHAM-, Mr. Piñon received the “Yiacatecutli” award for distinguished service in the promotion of U.S.-Mexico business relations.

After the 1999 merger between Amoco and BP, Mr. Piñon was transferred to Madrid, Spain, to manage BP Europe’s western Mediterranean petroleum supply and logistics operations. He retired from BP in 2003.

Jorge R. Piñón will be speaking at:

Embedding a strong safety culture within the technical workforce

2016/10/20 12:00 - 13:00

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