03 abril - 05 abril 2019
São Paulo, Brazil

Argus South America Motor Fuels Conference

Confirmed speakers

Jarrett McCleskey
Supply & Trading Manager, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company
Jarrett McCleskey is the Americas Sales, Supply & Trading Manager for the ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company in Houston, Texas. In this position, Jarrett leads the sales, products trading, supply coordination, pricing, and analytics organizations and is responsible for activities across all fuels commercial channels. Jarrett joined ExxonMobil in 2000 and has worked in...
Jarrett McCleskey is the Americas Sales, Supply & Trading Manager for the ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company in Houston, Texas. In this position, Jarrett leads the sales, products trading, supply coordination, pricing, and analytics organizations and is responsible for activities across all fuels commercial channels. Jarrett joined ExxonMobil in 2000 and has worked in a variety of global and regional roles across the downstream, including trading, retail and commercial sales, supply chain optimization, logistics, marketing, and strategy. Jarrett earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1992 and worked in the aerospace industry for Boeing and Rolls-Royce after graduation. In 2000, he received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Ronald Sanchez
Director Latin America Origination, Phillips 66
Ronald Sanchez is Director of Latin America Origination for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. Ronald has more than 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to assuming his current position, Sanchez was Clean Products Scheduling Manager for Phillips 66 Commercial. Before joining the company in May 2012, Sanchez was Direc...
Ronald Sanchez is Director of Latin America Origination for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. Ronald has more than 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to assuming his current position, Sanchez was Clean Products Scheduling Manager for Phillips 66 Commercial. Before joining the company in May 2012, Sanchez was Director of Petroleum Coke and Sulfur Marketing for ConocoPhillips. Sanchez also served as Crude Oil Sales Manager for a Joint Venture of Conoco and PDVSA in Venezuela. Sanchez began his career in 2005 in Deloitte and Touche in the Financial Advisory Services group. He later worked on Ernst and Young in the Corporate Finance group.Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela in 1998 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houstonin 2007
Paulo Roberto Salgado Lopes
Operational Planning Manager, Petrobras
Paulo graduated in chemistry and industrial chemistry at Brazil’s Fluminense Federal University in 1997-98, before completing a master’s and PhD in environmental geochemistry at the same institution in 2000-04. In 2006, he joined Petrobras, working in the downstream planning department.
Paulo graduated in chemistry and industrial chemistry at Brazil’s Fluminense Federal University in 1997-98, before completing a master’s and PhD in environmental geochemistry at the same institution in 2000-04. In 2006, he joined Petrobras, working in the downstream planning department.
Robert Campbell
Head of Oil Products Research, Energy Aspects
Robert Campbell leads coverage of global oil products markets. Prior to joining Energy Aspects, Robert worked as an energy journalist for nearly 14 years for Reuters, Petroleum Argus and other publications, where he reported on oil markets and trends from Latin America, London and New York, in addition to temporary assignments worldwide. Most recently he was Oil Markets Co...
Robert Campbell leads coverage of global oil products markets. Prior to joining Energy Aspects, Robert worked as an energy journalist for nearly 14 years for Reuters, Petroleum Argus and other publications, where he reported on oil markets and trends from Latin America, London and New York, in addition to temporary assignments worldwide. Most recently he was Oil Markets Columnist at Reuters. Robert holds a BA from McGill University and an MA from McMaster University, and is based in New York.
Danielle Machado e Silva Conde
Superintendent of Biofuels, ANP
Danielle Machado e Silva Conde is Deputy Superintendent of Biofuels and Product Quality at ANP. She has been working in the regulatory agency since 2001 in several areas related to inspection, supply chain of fuels and biofuels, and now biofuels and product quality. She is leading the team responsible for the Renovabio implementation within ANP. Danielle has a degree in L...
Danielle Machado e Silva Conde is Deputy Superintendent of Biofuels and Product Quality at ANP. She has been working in the regulatory agency since 2001 in several areas related to inspection, supply chain of fuels and biofuels, and now biofuels and product quality. She is leading the team responsible for the Renovabio implementation within ANP. Danielle has a degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and post graduated in Public and Administrative Law from UERJ, State of Rio de Janeiro University. She is currently completing her graduate specialisation studies in environmental management.
Daniel Amaral
Economics Manager, ABIOVE
Daniel Amaral is Chief Economist at ABIOVE - Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries. He has been working in the entity since 2007 and is responsible for coordinating sector statistics (S&D) and for monitoring issues related to the competitiveness of the soybean and biodiesel complex in Brazil. Daniel graduated with a degree in Economics at FEA/USP and has both a...
Daniel Amaral is Chief Economist at ABIOVE - Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries. He has been working in the entity since 2007 and is responsible for coordinating sector statistics (S&D) and for monitoring issues related to the competitiveness of the soybean and biodiesel complex in Brazil. Daniel graduated with a degree in Economics at FEA/USP and has both a Master's and Doctoral degree in Applied Economics from ESALQ/USP.
Ventura Croce
Planning & Control Manager, ANCAP
Currently the Planning and Control Manager at ANCP, Ventura has over 15 years experience in oil refinery planning and balances. Specialties include oil and products market tends. Long term and short term planning. Oil and product supply in Latin American markets. Oil loss, refinery and terminal balance.
Currently the Planning and Control Manager at ANCP, Ventura has over 15 years experience in oil refinery planning and balances. Specialties include oil and products market tends. Long term and short term planning. Oil and product supply in Latin American markets. Oil loss, refinery and terminal balance.
Felipe Gonzalez
Products Trader, ECOPETROL
Felipe Gonzalez was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Commercial Plan for the new Refinery of Cartagena, Colombia. He is an experienced physical products trader with a background in shipping, holds a Master of Science degree in Shipping Management and Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University (Sweden) and is Member of the Institute of Cha...
Felipe Gonzalez was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Commercial Plan for the new Refinery of Cartagena, Colombia. He is an experienced physical products trader with a background in shipping, holds a Master of Science degree in Shipping Management and Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University (Sweden) and is Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.  Before joining the Products Trading Team at ECOPETROL in 2013 he played different roles related to tanker chartering, marine insurance, port agency and vessels and ports operations.  He is part of a team responsible for the purchase, sale and trading of more than 63  million/year physical barrels of gasoline, distillates, diluent naphtha and residuals covering the Colombian supply and trading needs for ECOPETROL.
Raissa Cury Pires da Silva
Americas Research Specialist – Market Intelligence, ED&F Man
Raissa trained as an agricultural engineer at the University of Sao Paulo and has nine years’ experience of the sugar and ethanol markets. She has performed crop tours in Brazil and Central America and is currently Head of Sugar Research in the Americas for ED&F Man.
Raissa trained as an agricultural engineer at the University of Sao Paulo and has nine years’ experience of the sugar and ethanol markets. She has performed crop tours in Brazil and Central America and is currently Head of Sugar Research in the Americas for ED&F Man.
Sergio Araujo
President, Abicom
Sérgio Araújo was appointed as CEO of ABICOM, Brazilian Association of Fuel Importing Companies, in October 2017, bringing 32 years of experience in the internal (local) Petroleum Products market. He is a professional and effective agent in the subject Fuel Supply Chain in the country. Sérgio commenced his career as a graduate chemical engineer with Dupont in 1978. In ...
Sérgio Araújo was appointed as CEO of ABICOM, Brazilian Association of Fuel Importing Companies, in October 2017, bringing 32 years of experience in the internal (local) Petroleum Products market. He is a professional and effective agent in the subject Fuel Supply Chain in the country. Sérgio commenced his career as a graduate chemical engineer with Dupont in 1978. In 1985, he joined Lubrizol and, since then, he progressed through a diverse range of roles including technical and managing functions as well as corporative leadership in different areas as: engineering, transport, supply, marketing, planning and importing, considering the Petroleum Fuel Market and Alternative Fuels. He actuates as a consultant and invited speaker in different educational institutions and governamental agencies in the subject Petroleum Products Spply Chain. At ABICOM, Sergio Araújo represents the companies that import petroleum fuels for the Brazilian Market in the discussions governamental and private agencies about the establishment and regulation of the activity in Brazil.
Bernardo Pinheiro
Head of Brazil, General Manager, Ultratank
Bernardo has nearly 20 years of experience in shipping and energy related industries, including offshore support vessels, sale and purchase of marine assets and lately heading the projects and business development desks of Ultranav’s tanker division. Ultranav is the largest private shipowner in Latin America, owning 66 vessels and commercially controlling over 250 units se...
Bernardo has nearly 20 years of experience in shipping and energy related industries, including offshore support vessels, sale and purchase of marine assets and lately heading the projects and business development desks of Ultranav’s tanker division. Ultranav is the largest private shipowner in Latin America, owning 66 vessels and commercially controlling over 250 units serving oil companies, traders, refiners, petrochemical producers in a vast portfolio of clients. Bernardo’s previous experience included 8 years of work for the Maersk group of companies and positions in Copenhagen, New York and Santiago. Since 2014 he is in charge of Ultranav tanker division interests in Brazil, including leading their joint venture operation of chemical tankers. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a post graduate in “International Shipping” from the Maersk Academy, Copenhagen.
Martinho Ono
Chief Executive Officer, SCA Trading
Currently is the Chief Executive Officer of SCA Trading, provides brokerage services for ethanol and sugar for more than 60 Mills; He has experience in the commercialization of renewable and fossil fuels, with passages by Esso, Copersucar and Ale.
Currently is the Chief Executive Officer of SCA Trading, provides brokerage services for ethanol and sugar for more than 60 Mills; He has experience in the commercialization of renewable and fossil fuels, with passages by Esso, Copersucar and Ale.
Marcel van Heesewijk
Chief Executive Officer, Investancia
Marcel is a Brazilian born, Dutch national with over 25 years experience in private and public financing of various Intellectual Property (IP) related ventures. Marcel has an Economics degree from the University of Groningen, and is an ESCP Europe MBA graduate from Paris, Oxford and Berlin. In 2012 Marcel founded Investancia Holding in the Netherlands and its local operati...
Marcel is a Brazilian born, Dutch national with over 25 years experience in private and public financing of various Intellectual Property (IP) related ventures. Marcel has an Economics degree from the University of Groningen, and is an ESCP Europe MBA graduate from Paris, Oxford and Berlin. In 2012 Marcel founded Investancia Holding in the Netherlands and its local operation company Investancia Paraguay. Investancia has secured the world's best genetics and import authorisations from the Ministry of Agriculture to propagate and enhance elite Pongamia trees in Paraguay. To date Investancia has a production capacity of over 300,000 elite trees/yr at its propagation site on the Rio Paraguay. Investancia delivers elite trees, plantation maintenance services and offtake agreement with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) refineries to plantation owners, which are often dedicated investment structures for volume production of HVO feedstock.
Antonio Bermudo
Sales and Engineering Director, Agility Fuel Solutions
Bermudo has nearly 30 years’ experience of CNG systems in the automotive industry. He is a mechanical engineer with a master´s degree in energy systems planning from Brazil’s University of Campinas. He has worked at Cofap, Inmetro, Ford, Degussa and Volkswagen, in areas including development, production, quality control and project implementation. He is currently a consult...
Bermudo has nearly 30 years’ experience of CNG systems in the automotive industry. He is a mechanical engineer with a master´s degree in energy systems planning from Brazil’s University of Campinas. He has worked at Cofap, Inmetro, Ford, Degussa and Volkswagen, in areas including development, production, quality control and project implementation. He is currently a consultant at Agility Fuel Solutions Brasil, where he works on CNG storage systems for buses and trucks used in Latin America.
Zander Capozzola
Editor, Argus Americas Biofuels, Argus
Zander Capozzola oversees Argus Media's US and South American biofuels coverage as editor of the Argus Americas Biofuels report. Zander has over ten years of experience in market reporting and analysis covering crude, refined products and biofuels markets along with a background in risk management and operations. Argus is the world's largest independently-held price report...
Zander Capozzola oversees Argus Media's US and South American biofuels coverage as editor of the Argus Americas Biofuels report. Zander has over ten years of experience in market reporting and analysis covering crude, refined products and biofuels markets along with a background in risk management and operations. Argus is the world's largest independently-held price reporting agency with 700 staff across 23 countries responsible for publishing more than 8,000 daily commodity price assessments. Zander holds a Bachelor of Science degree of international relations from Seton Hall University.
Gabriel Francisco
Equity Research Lead Analyst, XP Investimentos
At XP since 2018, Gabriel holds a degree in production engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, and participated in an exchange programme with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before XP, Gabriel worked at Goldman Sachs Research, where he was involved in civil and commercial construction, transport and the oil and gas sectors.
At XP since 2018, Gabriel holds a degree in production engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, and participated in an exchange programme with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before XP, Gabriel worked at Goldman Sachs Research, where he was involved in civil and commercial construction, transport and the oil and gas sectors.