Fernando Lopez


I am currently General Manager of a fish fishing and processing company in Argentina. My career started as an Agricultural Engineer in a farm in Argentina. Then I worked abroad in countries such as Turkmenistan an Italy in the Human Resource field and as Controller. I am flexible and a fast learner, always seeking for new challenges and projects.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

General Manager

Harengus SA
  • Developing/adapting and implementing the company's business strategy
  • Reaching agreed upon sales targets and profit margins
  • Enhancing productivity, while focusing on quality assurance
  • Monitoring the financial viability of the business, with focus on constant enhancement of operational costs
  • Managing the budget while ensuring appropriate allocation and optimal resource usage
  • Developing and implementing sales plans, as well as actively contributing to sales budgeting
  • Transforming, motivating and developing the company's management team through transferring own experience and know how, best practice solutions, internal training, as well as monitoring of progress, periodic evaluation and coaching of all reports
  • Defining personal goals for all reports and ensuring their attainment
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of functioning of the management team, as well as making sure that the goals are aligned with those of other functions as well as the entire organization
  • Planning employment levels ensuring achieving budget objectives
  • Search for alternative production and sourcing strategies, ie.: first fishing vessel on a trip with BioDiesel on July 2007
Apr 2005 - Dec 2005

Assistant Director General

Harengus SA
  • Guides the work of subordinate managers ensuring that plant and fleet and all related department’s priorities are established, assignments are completed, and that high quality work is produced
  • Oversees staff activities
  • Initiates and oversees implementation of system policies and programs relating to quality, safety, Human Resources, maintenance and other areas
  • Oversees activities directed toward design and implementation of training programs
  • Actively participates in strategic planning and control and implements reward systems relating to the achievement of the Company’s goals and objectives
Apr 2001 - Mar 2005

Human Resource Director

Torno Internazionale SpA
  • Build up, development and management of the human resource function of an Italian civil construction company with 700+ workers
  • Participation in company M&As, including due diligence and PMI
  • Project leader of the PeopleSoft HRIMS implementation team (2004)
  • Since september 2003, supervision of Information Tecnology and Communications
  • Since january 2004, Controller
Mar 1999 - Jun 2001

Human Resource Manager

Joint Venture Keimir
  • Managed the human resource function for the JVs’ oil and gas operation in Turkmenistan, including 400+ workers
  • Designed and implemented programs for replacing expatriate with local personnel and other restructuring and resizing programs
  • Designed and implemented training programs for local high schools and universities students
  • Supervised a team of 4 HR professionals
  • Supervised operation and maintenance of two living facilities (able to allocate 50 families and 200 guests in Ashgabat and Caspian Sea base, with a team of 120)
Apr 1996 - Mar 1999

Farm Manager

Praderas del Espinillo SA
  • Managed a 6,200 hectares farm
  • Planned and executed agricultural and cattle production programs
  • Managed finance, administration and human resource functions
  • Improved efficiency in the use of resources by introducing new technologies and management practices
Mar 1993 - Dec 1993

Agricultural Production Supervisor

Praderas del Espinillo SA
  • Supervised and executed a 6,200 hectares farm’s agricultural programs
  • Participated in agricultural production planning