Jose D. Penafiel
President and Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy
Mr. Penafiel previously managed Hispania Petroleum and its predecessor for 10 years. He has held positions as director of Permtotineft, Hispania's joint venture with Lukoil, and CEO of the Hispania group. He also managed gasoline and diesel distribution operations in Ecuador and Guatemala for the Hispania group. He led the efforts to consolidate the group's Argentine and Russian upstream assets in Hispania. Mr. Penafiel headed Hispania's Argentina operations out of Buenos Aires for 7 years as General Manager. Mr. Penafiel is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).