President of Maersk Oil Houston since 2008, Bruce is responsible for activities in the U.S. and the Chissonga deepwater development project offshore Angola. Prior to joining Maersk Oil, he worked exclusively in the international arena with Chevron followed by Murphy Oil, including overseas assignments in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Angola. While with Chevron, Bruce held positions of increasing responsibility in the development exploration and new ventures functions. As Vice President for Latin America, Africa and Europe Operations for Murphy, his responsibilities included the world’s first FDPSO which developed the Azurite field off the coast of the Republic of Congo.

Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Austin A. Lane was appointed the Executive Vice Chancellor of Lone Star College in January 2015.  He served as the third president of Lone Star College-Montgomery from July 2009 to January 2015.  A native of New Jersey, Dr. Lane holds a B.A. in psychology, M.A. in human relations, Ph.D. in psychology and Ed.D. in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.  Lauded as an innovator and visionary leader, Dr. Lane’s career in higher education is marked by a variety of successive leadership roles and professional achievements, affording him experience in virtually every aspect of administration and teaching.

Dr. Lane is very active in the community and currently serving on the Amegy Bank Advisory Board, Montgomery County Women’s Center Board of Directors, Rotary Club of The Woodlands, Texas Diversity Council Board of Directors and Southern Methodist University Education Policy and Leadership Advisory Board.  Dr. Lane has been recognized as recipient of the 2015 Drum Major Award and a 2014 Interfaith of The Woodlands Hometown Hero Honoree.

John Rushworth Duncan Taylor CBE is the current Ambassador of Her Britannic Majesty to Mexico. Ambassador Taylor entered the British Foreign Service in 1982. He has worked in various positions within the Foreign Service, which includes the address section of Japan and the headquarters of the Consular Service. He has served as British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, worked in Havana, Budapest and New York. He also spent a year with the company Rolls Royce working as Director for Latin American Affairs. He was Governor of the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, from 2009 to 2013. Appointed by the UK government as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, officially opened the office at the end of October 2013. He is married to Marie Beatrice and has 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys.

Born in México City in 1974, Saldivar relocated to the city of Monterrey, in Northern México in 1992. Saldivar holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and postgraduate studies in Manufacturing Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering.

Saldivar started his career in Corporación EG in 1996, as head of the Research & Development department of Ruhrpumpen México. In 1999, he became founding shareholder and General Manager of EG Product Engineering Solutions, which eventually became Northam Engineering. Saldivar lead the company to become the largest Mexican independent engineering and project management firm in the Oil & Gas sector.

Foster Wheeler acquired Northam Engineering, in May 2013, with Saldivar taking his present appointment as General Director and Country Manager of what is now Amec Foster Wheeler México.

Ms. Bilesio joined Tamsa in 1996 as Director of Corporate Affairs and was also named as Vicepresident of Tamsa A.C., a TenarisTamsa non-profit foundation that promotes a broad range of educational initiatives.

From Tamsa A.C., Ms. Bilesio developed key educational programs such as Schools of Excellence, Summer School and Afterschool. These programs set the basis for the social development activities of the Techint Group of Companies, Tenaris’ parent company.

At present she participates in the Competitiveness Chapter of the CEO Dialogue on the Workforce Development working groups, and she is also a board member of Worldfund, where she contributed to the development of the L.I.S.T.O. program, devoted to Principals training programs.

Since 2002, when Tenaris was listed on the NYSE, she assumed her current position as Corporate Secretary of the Tenaris Board of Directors.

Ms. Bilesio obtained a C.P.A. degree from University of Córdoba (Argentina) and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University in New York.

Carl joined Penspen in April 2015 with 30 years’ experience in pipeline and production operations. In his current role, he oversees the global strategic direction, development and oversight of Penspen’s asset management and asset integrity businesses. Based in Houston, Carl also heads Penspen’s America’s business unit, providing leadership and direction to all staff working in North and South America.

Prior to joining Penspen, Carl was Vice President and General Manager of Process and Pipeline Services at Baker Hughes a position he had held since 2010. Prior to this he also held various senior management roles in UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific while working for BJ Services.

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.

The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), created on August 23, 1965, is Mexico’s research center dedicated to the petroleum industry. Its main objectives are to carry out technological research and development, provide engineering and technical services, training, and awarding degrees, the commercialization of the results of research and technological development and participate into strategic and technological joint ventures.

As a Public Research Center, the Mexican Petroleum Institute has the Mission of transforming knowledge into technology and services with value to the petroleum industry; and its Vision is to be a world class Public Research Center with well recognized employees, with technologies and services contributing to the development of the petroleum industry.

Dr Patrón has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he also holds a Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and finally a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Lorena Patterson is responsible for Stakeholder Relations in Mexico. She joined TransCanada in 2005 and since then has assisted with developing and putting into service the Tamazunchale Pipeline, the Manzanillo – Guadalajara Pipeline, the Tamazunchale Extension, and the El Encino – Mazatlan Pipeline. Prior to joining TransCanada, Ms. Patterson was the official Representative of the Government of Alberta in Mexico at the Canadian Embassy. During her posting she received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for Public Service. She was also awarded the Canada Governor General’s award by Governor General Michaelle Jean in 2010 for having made significant contributions to Canada – Mexico relations. Lorena holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development from Dalhousie University and a dual MBA form the University of Texas at Austin and the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Ivan has 20 years of executive and technical experience in oil and gas and has been involved in Mexico since 2007. Prior to becoming Sierra Oil and Gas CEO, Ivan was upstream strategy advisor to selected global oil and gas companies and co-headed the global team-emerging markets practice for EY.  Ivan’s previous leadership, new venture growth, commercial and technical positions include: Upstream M&A advisor at Petra, President of Energy Intelligence, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Statoil, Technical Director of Pan Andean Resources (sold to Petrominerales), Officer at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and Exploration/Operations Geologist at BP.  He is an active member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Energy Policy Research (EPRINC) in DC, UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification at the UN in Geneva, and is co-founder, Board Member, and guest lecturer at the Executive Energy MBA program at Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) in Austria. Ivan holds a BSc in Geology from Baylor University, an MSc and MBA from Edinburgh University and attended the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program in Stanford.