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Argus Rio Crude Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 - 22 May 2024
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2024 Expert speakers

Pablo Gristo

Pablo Gristo
Head of Exploration and Production Energy Transition, ANCAP

Pablo Gristo Savornin is the head of Exploration and Production, Energy Transition at ANCAP (national oil Company of Uruguay). For the last 17 years, he worked as a professional, team leader or supervisor in several projects for exploration and production of mineral resources, onshore and offshore Uruguay, Argentina and Venezuela. He has also collaborated in the planning and technical supervision of several petroleum contracts (exploration, multicliente and services). Pablo is a Chemical Engineer from the School of Engineering at Universidad de la República, Montevideo (2001), post graduated in exploration and production of hydrocarbons training organized by YPF and Petroskills, Buenos Aires (2009), and a Master in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2017). He is a member of SPE, EAGE and AIQU.

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Bruno Amorim
VP- Energy, Transportation & Infrastructure-Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs

Daniel Ciaffone

Daniel Ciaffone
Vice President - Integrated Supply & Trading, Pan American Energy

Gustavo Hooper

Gustavo Hooper
Head of Trading & Shipping, PRIO

Gustavo Hooper is head of trading and shipping for Prio, the largest independent oil and gas production company in Brazil. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the sector, with international roles in multinational companies such as Shell, Raizen, Sinochem and PetroChina. Gustavo has a master’s degree from PUC-Rio and a BSc degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Salamanca University in Spain. He is also a graduate of the Coppead Business School in Rio de Janeiro.

Raquel Filgueiras

Raquel Filgueiras
Project Manager, Innovation Norway

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Cristiane David Nascimento
Trader, PRIO

Monica Martinez

Monica Lesmes Martinez
Manager- Crude Oil Trading, Repsol

Mónica Lesmes has developed most of her career in Repsol. After a 3 year period working for BP Chemicals in London, she joined Repsol Trading in 2003 as products Operator. She moved to Petrochemicals trading in 2007 and then Middle Distillates Trading in 2010. In 2015 she joined the Crudes Desk where she traded Sweet, Brazil and West Africa crudes. In 2018 Mónica was appointed Crude Oil Trading Manager. The team focuses on supplying the Refining System as well trading Brazil, WAF and Sour crudes.

Vanessa Viola

Vanessa Viola
Senior Vice-President, Latin America, Argus

Vanessa Viola is the Senior Vice-President of Latin America at Argus. She rejoined Argus in 2011 as our Brazil Country Manager and is now working to expand the company’s business across Latin America. Vanessa initially joined Argus in 2001, working as Deputy Editor of the Argus European Products report and Editor of the Argus International LPG report before leaving in 2005 to work as an LPG broker with Gibson in London. Prior to her assignments in the UK, Vanessa worked as a political and financial correspondent for Reuters (Brasilia, Sao Paulo), as a financial reporter for Brazil’s leading news agency Agencia Estado and as a press relations officer with energy engineering company Asea Brown Boveri, also based in Sao Paulo. A graduate from Brazil’s Casper Libero University with a BA in social communications, Vanessa has a master’s degree in international journalism from London’s City University. In addition to Portuguese and English, she is fluent in Spanish.

Tom Reed

Tom Reed
Vice-President, China Crude and Products, Argus

Tom Reed joined Argus from UK broadcaster the BBC in 2003. He worked on Argus’ corporate and European products desks before moving to head Argus’ Asian market analysis of oil and generation fuels. As Vice-president of China crude and products he oversees Argus’ China oil pricing and analysis service.

Alex Younevitch

Alex Younevitch
Head of Freight, Argus

Gus Vasquez

Gus Vasquez
Argus Americas Senior Crude Editor, Argus

Gus Vasquez has been the Argus Americas Crude Editor since the beginning of 2008. Prior to that he was a member of Argus’ European crude team, based out of London, where he covered the North Sea, Mediterra¬nean, Russian and west African crude markets. Before joining Argus in 2006, he spent four years as a market analyst for Venezuela’s national oil company working out of their London office.