Management

  • Nicolás Mallo Huergo

    Chairman, Nicolás has almost 22 years experience in the energy markets and has executed many M&A transactions. He has a Law Degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina, and a Master in Law (LLM.) with honors at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, U.S.A.

  • Alejandro Oscar Jotayan

    Chief Executive Officer, Alejandro Jotayan is a Industrial Engineer with a Masters Degree in Business administration. He has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the Americas and Europe. He was Head of Strategy and Business Development of YPF until leaving in 2012. Previously, Alejandro had held several managerial positions in the exploration and production departments of Repsol-YPF working on the commercial development of Vaca Muerta in the Neuquen basin. He had also held managerial positions in commercial analysis, strategic planning and control and shareholder reporting in the Techint Group of Companies (Tenaris, Ternium, Tecpetrol). Alejandro is well recognized in the industry as a professional leader in the conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons business, having comprehensive knowledge and experience in technical, commercial, economic and regulatory aspects.

  • German Ranftl

    Corporate Finance Director, German Ranftl is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from CEMA, Argentina. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having held a number of senior positions in International Banking and Capital Markets. Previously, German was Chief Financial Officer at EDEMSA, an electricity distribution company in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. He has also held position as Vice President in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at ING Barings. German is renowned in the industry as a proficient professional in finance planning and analysis, having broad knowledge and experience in controllership and treasury duties as well as economic strategy and forecasting.

  • Juan Carlos Esteban

    COO, Holds a Civil and Petroleum Eng. Degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He worked 23 years in YPF as operations and planning manager in charge of Argentina and Bolivia. He was Head of Technical Staff of YPF where he oversaw more than 300 professionals. Previously General Manager of YPF in Mendoza in charge of Neuquina and Cuyana Basin.

  • Pablo Arias

    CFO, Holds an Economic degree & and has a Masters in Business Administration. He worked as investment banker at JP MORGAN and Planning Manager at Andes.

  • Ricardo Pons

    Colombia Country manager, Holds a Oil Eng. He has 25 years of experience managing oilfields at Repsol-YPF.

  • Miguel Angel Marnetti

    Geophysics, Miguel holds a Chemical Engineer Degree and a Geophysical Degree. He worked 23 year for YPF in geophysics, processing and analyzing seismic data in Argentina. He has big knowledge of the Neuquina and Cuyo Basin.

  • Miguel Angel Gait

    Miguel Angel is a Geologist and PHD in Geological Science (National University of Córdoba) and he has a post-graduate study in Reservoir Engineer. He worked for YPF for 28 years in the Noroeste, Austal, San Jorge and Neuquén Basins. His last responsibility was in Mendoza developing fractured in the region of Valle del Rio Grande and clastics fields in Loma La mina, Loma Alta Sur and Cerro Fortunoso.

  • Raul Maricich

    Chief Geologist San Jorge Basin, Strong experience in reservoirs, geology and field operations in San Jorge Basin. More than 35 years experience with YPF, Petroquimica Comodoro Rivadavia, Gyapro, Petrominera Chubut, Occidental Petrolera Argentina, Kilwer, Minex Mineral Inc, Central Resources Inc.