BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are managed by a board of directors, which is currently composed of nine directors and six alternate directors. The shareholders present at our shareholders’ meetings may determine the number of directors, which shall be no less than five and no more than eleven in case of regular directors and no more than six in case of alternate directors. Each director is elected by a majority of the relevant shareholders present at the shareholders’ meetings for a two-year term and can be reelected to successive terms.
The term of each of the members of our board of directors will expire on the date of our annual shareholders meeting approving our financial statements for the most recent fiscal year.
Eduardo Hugo Antranik Eurnekian
Mr. Hugo Eurnekian joined Corporación América group more than 10 years ago and has worked in building its Energy division. He first participated in evaluating, acquiring and constructing a 240,000 tons per year biodiesel plant, Unitec Bio S.A., in the province of Santa Fe. In 2010 he led the participation in the bidding process for the management and construction of 2 wind farms in Uruguay, which the group won, developed and finally sold in 2017.
In 2013, Mr. Eurnekian led the acquisition of CGC, serving as director and chairman since then. Under his management CGC bought Petrobras Argentina’s upstream business in the Austral basin, significantly increasing natural gas production and reserves since then.
Juan Pablo Freijo
Mr. Freijo joined Corporación América’s energy business unit in 2010, and currently serves at CGC as New Business Development director, Human Resources Director, and Vice-President of the board. He led the acquisition of CGC in 2013 and CGC’s acquisition of Petrobras assets in the Austral Basin, Argentina in 2015. Previously, he worked at Columbus Merchant Banking as a mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and financial transaction advisor.
Mr. Freijo holds a degree in industrial engineering from ITBA, a Masters degree in finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, a Masters degree in Oil&Gas from ITBA, and a Masters of Science in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Kokogian has been a director from 2008 through 2012, and since December, 2013, renewing his appointment each year. He has also served as exploration geologist at YPF, as senior geologist and exploration and development manager at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, as vice-president of exploration, development and new businesses at Pioneer Natural Resources S.A., as general and country manager at Petroandina Resources Argentina S.A., and as chairman of the exploration and development committee of the Argentine Oil and Gas Institute.
He holds a degree in geological sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Jorge Alberto Del Aguila
Mr. Del Aguila has been a director since December, 2013. He currently serves as international director of investments in the finance sector at Corporación América S.A.He holds a degree in political science from the Universidad del CEMA in Buenos Aires.
Fernando Victor Peláez
Mr. Peláez joined CGC in 2015 and served as our operations manager through October 2017. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors. He has over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in energy and infrastructure arrangements. Prior to joining CGC, he was the chief executive officer of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A., Unitec Bio S.A., Puerta del Sur S.A. and Aeropuertos Neuquén S.A.
He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Dante Ruben Patritti
Mr. Patritti joined CGC in 2015 as advisor in the oil industry and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. He has over 40 years of experience in the industry, occupying decision-making positions such as General Director for the Americas at Repsol YPF, President of Andina Corp in Bolivia, President of Apex Petroleum Corp. in USA, member of the Board of YPF and General Manager of ASTRA Compañía de Petróleo, where he began his carrier in 1968.
Mr. Patritti holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Cuyo University and a Master in Business & Acquisitions from MIT
Mr Petitjean has more than 25 years of international experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He held numerous senior positions such as Financial Controller of Elf Enterprise in Scotland, Head of the Elf Group Consolidation and Reporting division in Paris, CFO of Total Austral in Buenos Aires, Executive Vice-President of Dolphin Energy in Abu Dhabi and finally Head of Total Group´s Southern Cone Gas & Power division as well as Group Representative for Argentina and Chile. He also served as CEO of Gasoducto GasAndes and was a board member of both TGN and TGM.
Mr Petitjean graduated from Rheims Business School in France and he also holds a British B.A (Hons) in European Business Administration.
Matías María Brea
Mr. Brea has been a director since April 2001. He was the founding partner of Brea Solans & Associados, an auditing, tax & M&A advisory company, where he served until his retirement in July 2016. He currently serves as a director of Sociedad Comercial del Plata S.A., Ferro Expreso Pampeano S.A.I.F, Parque de la Costa S.A., Compañía Inversora Ferroviaria S.A., Delta del Plata S.A., Enel Generación Costanera S.A. and Celulosa Argentina S.A. and is a member of the supervisory committee of Transportadora de Gas del Mercosur S.A. and Arcos Dorados S.A. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina and Fundación Junior Achievement Argentina and serves as deputy chairman in Olivos Golf Club S.A.
He holds a degree in accounting from the Universidad Católica Argentina de Buenos Aires and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is registered as a certified public accountant in the District of Columbia, United States.
Mr. Noel has been a director since December, 2013. He currently serves as chairman of the boards of directors of Sociedad Comercial del Plata S.A., Parque de la Costa S.A., Metrotel S.A., Morixe Hermanos S.A., Sierras de Mazan S.A. and Alimentos Modernos S.A., and director at Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and Mozarteum Argentino. He has also served as chairman at Petroken Petroquímica Ensenada S.A. and a director at Indupa S.A.I.C., Noel & Cía. S.A. and Indelpro S.A. (Mexico).
He holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.