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Our Team

Management and Technical Team

A proven experienced and qualified technical and management team in the industry will ensure the achievement of the company’s strategy.


Guzman Fernández

Director, Member Of The Board

Guzman is an Attorney-at-Law at the Geneva Bar and holds a BSc in Law from the Geneva Law School with a Master in Laws in Alicante, Spain.

He works as an International Consultant for Polaris Infrastructure Renewable Energies in LATAM. Founder and CEO of Charrúa Oil & Gas, Uruguayan company focused in the exploration and production sector for 10 years.

Asesor of EGDEA, Spain for 5 years and co-founder of Fernández Ballesteros & Fernández Sarmiento, a Uruguayan law firm.


Germán Monchietti

Financial Director

German is a CPA with extensive M & A and corporate finance experience.

He has worked more than five years as finance director in exploration companies and over 10 years as Chief Financial Officer in large companies in South America, which included working in the asset management of the bankruptcy of 2002.

Germán holds a Master’s degree in finance from the Universidad de Montevideo.


Santiago Hughes

Business Developer

Santiago has more than 15 years of experience in successful project management. He was responsible for the activity of Union Properties Group Corp. for almost 10 years.

He has an Agribusiness Management degree from ORT University and its equivalent certified as BSc in Business Administration.

He specializes in the identification of opportunities, negotiation and business completion. Today he directs Galope Project Management.


Stephen Cossey

Chief Geoscientist

Stephen is a hydrocarbon geologist with over 45 years of experience with Conoco, BP Exploration and as a consultant. He is the founder of Cossey & Associates Inc, a geo-consulting company where he has worked with over 150 companies worldwide.

He has an MSc and PhD from the University of South Carolina.

In his extensive career he has focused on deepwater exploration, regional geology & depositional history reconstruction.


Eduardo A. Rossello


Eduardo is a hydrocarbon geologist with over 35 years of experience as an upstream professional consultant with major oil and gas operators including Texaco, CGC, Repsol, Petrobras, YPF, Ecopetrol, Schlumberger, Hocol, Oxy, Gran Tierra Energy, Amerisur, Pemex, Cupet, Bridas, Tecpetrol and luspetrol.

He holds a PhD in Geological Sciences
from Buenos Aires University and postdoctoral in Université de Rennes 1 (France).


Gonzalo Arocena

Business Developer

Gonzalo is an Electrical Engineer and MBA with 15 years of experience in Business Development with special focus on management, operation, logistics and supply chain in Renewables.

As Commercial Sales Manager and Business Administrator in Siemens Energy he was in charge for the Startup of the Energy Business Unit (Fossil, O&G, Wind, Solar, Services and Energy Transmission) for Latam.

As Senior Manager in Vestas Service (Latam south) he led the operations in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Perú.


Federico González


Federico has over 10 years of experience in mineral resources and exploration.

He has vast experience managing mineral assets and executing exploration campaigns as well as resource estimation.

He focuses on work programs planning, supervision, reporting and prospect evaluation.

Prior to FI, he has been project manager for Union Group, Zamin Resources and Orosur Mining.

He holds a BSc in Geology from the UdelaR, Uruguay.


Natalia Hughes

B Corp and Impact Investing
Legal Advisor

Natalia is a Doctor in Law and Social Sciences graduated from Udelar, Master Graduated in Economic Administrative Law from UM and attained International Fiduciary studies at FELABAN and COLAFI.

Has vast experience in business design and legal structuring of both public and private trusts and funds, following triple impact models.

She was Head of Legal Actions at Republic AFISA and board member of the “Latin American Network of Impact Lawyers”.

She co-founded YOUHUB (first Certified B Trust in Uruguay) and Legal Group B, which drafted the bill to stablish and boost to the development of Companies of Collective Interest and Benefit in Uruguay (BIC).

Is Chair of the board of Directors Sistema B Uruguay, Integrates Impact Investment Group (Global Steering Group, Argentina- Uruguay).


Juan Ramada

Capital Market Advisor

Juan Ramada is known globally for his successful record of accomplishments in structuring and closing international deals worth billions. His extensive international experience comes from an impressive personal, academic, and professional background.
He is Managing Partner at Pinef, an International boutique consulting firm with global presence. He is also Partner at Silverbear Capital a top tier financial service company from Hong Kong. Juan has outstanding communication skills and is fluent in six languages. He studied Finance in Germany, has a BBA from PUCRS, a MSc in Finance from UB, and an Executive Degree in Global Business from Harvard Business School.


Mauricio Rosato

Reservoir Engineer

Mauricio is a reservoir/petroleum engineer with over 20 years of experience working in all Argentinean basins.

Mainly focused on development and revitalization of mature fields through drilling, workovers and waterflooding projects.

Has held positions as Operating manager and others in Central Resources, Oxy, Petrobras, and Repsol-YPF.

Mauricio graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.

He also has  a Petroleum Engineering Diploma at Heriot Watt University of Scotland.


Ivana Calcagno

Legal Advisor in B Corps, Impact Investing and Sustainable Instruments

Ivana is Doctor in Law and Social Sciences graduated from Udelar, Diploma in Mediation from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and graduated from Diploma in Finance and Sustainable Business from FENSUS, Argentina.

Currently studying a Diploma in Sustainable Finance from the Finis Terrae University of Chile.

Has vast experience in business design and legal structuring of both public and private trusts and funds, following triple impact models.

She co-founded YOUHUB (first Certified B Trust in Uruguay) and Legal Group B, which drafted the bill to stablish and boost to the development of Companies of Collective Interest and Benefit in Uruguay (BIC).

Is mentor and teacher in new economies and companies with purpose and UN Women Consultant, Member of the “Latin American Network of Impact Lawyers”, and integrates Impact Investment Group (Global Steering Group, Argentina-Uruguay).


Francisco Gulisano

Business Development

Francisco has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas resource sector.

He holds a BSc in Geology from Buenos Aires University as well as postgraduate studies in reservoir engineering (YPF) and oil and gas economics (ITBA).

He conducted reserves certification and development plans for several companies (YPF, Bureau Veritas, Geostock, Repsol) as a reservoir engineer and geologist.


Sebastián Cubas

Capital Market Advisor

Sebastián is an Industrial Mechanical Engineer (UdelaR, Uruguay), MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS), USA), and a member of the General Consulting and Investment Management Association.

He has 15 years of experience with capital markets and financial structuring of companies.

He was a partner director of “Black Resources” and “Texoil” in Dallas, Texas developing structure and managing investments in Oil & Gas assets in USA.


Patricia Hagger

Board Assistant

Patricia has over 25 years of experience as General and Retail Manager.

Founder Director of a leading fashion footwear brand established in Uruguay for the last 17 years.