CEO, Pan American Energy LLC
Mr. Richard J. Spies is CEO of Pan American Energy and is based in Buenos Aires.
Mr. Spies has 41 years of oil and gas experience beginning in 1975 with Amoco. From 1975 to 1990, he held various technical, supervisory, and managerial positions with responsibilities for the US Gulf of Mexico, and later international operations.
He served as Vice President of Amoco Argentina from 1990 to 1992 and President from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997 he served as Amoco’s Vice President for Midcontinent E&P. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pan American Energy, an Amoco (and subsequently BP) joint venture from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Spies served as President of BP Russia from 2005 to 2009. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of BPZ Resources, Inc. from 2010 to October, 2013. Mr. Spies served as a Non-Executive Director of Pan American Energy, from late 2011 until his return to Pan American Energy as CEO.
He was a Non-Executive Director of BPZ Resources, Inc. from September, 2013 until its end in 2015. Mr. Spies has served since 2000 as a director of the non-profit AEDIN, a school in Buenos Aires for children with severe neurological disorders.
He is a past-President of the Argentina AmCham, past-President of the Lincoln International School in Buenos Aires, and a past-Director of the Russia AmCham in Moscow.