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Work History

Feb 2013Present

Products Trader

Ecopetrol S.A

Responsible for the purchase, sale and trading of approximately 60 million/year physical barrels of gasoline, distillates, diluent naphtha and residuals covering the Colombian supply and trading needs for ECOPETROL.

Creation of the Commercial Plan for the new Cartagena Refinery (165 KBD), revising the previous strategies as suggested by international consultants and proposing different approaches based on our trading experience and view of each product market. The Commercial Plan has been approved by top management and being implemented.

Supervise trading operations, manage crisis and coordinate with planning, production, and terminals the handling of the logistics constrains.

Being consistently evaluated among the top 10% best performers every year.

Feb 2012Present

Tanker Charterer

Ecopetrol S.A.

Provide Maritime Transportation solutions for the commercialization of crude oil and derivates.

Lease with Owners and Brokers being up to date with freight markets so as to guarantee fixing the right vessel, at the right time at the right freight.

Manage all post-fixture activities (contract administration).

To lead freight negotiations, market research and establishing good relationships with shipowners and brokers.

May 2011Jan 2012

Branch Manager Recife

Brazil P&I

Business development and claims handling on behalf of Marine Insurers. Leveraging our existing network and our clients brand name and connections to develop business with the international group of P&I clubs.

Feb 2010Apr 2011

Operations Superintendant

Tecon Suape S.A.

Overall in charge of the day to day operation in the terminal which include the supervision of vessel planning and actual operation, yard operation, gate and CFS operation.

To effectively manage and control productivity at the level targeted by senior management, and to exceed such level when possible, in all shifts on a daily basis.

Jan 2007Dec 2009

Branch Manager

CSAV Group Agency Colombia Ltda. / NAVEGAR E.U.

Commercially, represent various shipowners, including chartering negotiation.Responsible for the agency being able to look after all vessels' needs and those of their personnel, while arriving, staying in and departing from the port of Cartagena (up to 55 calls monthly - 350.000 TEUS in 2008).

Represent our principals in all relevant areas including marketing, operations, bookings, issuance of transport documents, and invoice collection.

Nov 2003Dec 2004

Operations coordinator

Maersk Colombia S.A.

Responsible for the operational requirements of Maersk vessels calling at Port of Cartagena

Coordination of vessel planners and port operators.

Management of containers inventory, flow, assignation to customers and maintenance.

Coordination of Imp/Expo documentation clearances and custom related issues.

Implementation of a terminal data management system.

Train the neighbor port offices of Santa Marta and Barranquilla on good practices.

Nov 2002Nov 2003

Operations planner at a multi-purpose terminal

Granportuaria S.A.

Planning and coordination of vessel operations.

Coordination of yard and container freight station operations.

Management of manpower and equipment according to terminal requirements.

Assistance to branch management on budgeting and marketing.

Dec 1999Aug 2002

Naval Officer

Colombian Navy

Head of marine and terrestrial transport division of the 'Bahía Málaga' naval base

Commander of a bay-tugboat.

Naval officer at a multipurpose ship.

Participation as a cadet in a nine-month trip onboard the tall-ship 'GLORIA'.

Education

Jan 2005Nov 2006

Master of Science, Maritime Affairs & Shipping Management

World Maritime University

Main study subjects:

  • Maritime economics
  • Shipping Markets
  • Shipping law & Maritime Law
  • Financial appraisal
  • Shipbrokerage and chartering
  • Project Management
  • Shipping Markets