Juan Manuel Rojas

Ecopetrol S.A.

Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Juan Manuel Rojas, is the Corporate Vice-president Strategy and Business Development of the Ecopetrol Group, the largest oil and gas conglomerate in Colombia. He is currently responsible for leading the formulation of the long-term strategy of the Ecopetrol Group of companies, for looking forward to recognize emerging trends (scientific, geopolitical, economic) and issues that can impact the strategy. Also responsible for business development in the upstream (including conventional and unconventional) in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and the US, as well as for new ventures in the midstream and downstream. Mr. Rojas is an international executive, with 20 years of experience in the energy industry in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Experience setting for strategic direction for Oil & Gas businesses covering up, midstream and downstream, and in business development in these fields, plus in renewable energy and with different kinds of utilities. Mr. Rojas is a highly experienced economist, graduated from Universidad de Los Andes with a Master Degree in Economics from the same institution and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

SESSIONS WITH Juan Manuel Rojas

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Latin American Oil & Gas: Striving to compete

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas Gas & LNG
    The Latin American upstream sector has some of the best subsurface opportunities available globally. Selected basins such as offshore Brazil, the Guyana Basin, and the onshore Neuquén Basin illustrate the depth of investment interest that is potentially available for several other basins in the region. With the COVID pandemic substantially increasing regional aboveground complications for the industry, how can governments and companies increase competitiveness to capture a portion of already suppressed global E&P spending? Does the current challenging scenario change government´s and companies´ view on the impact of the Energy Transition on the E&P industry? Can gas market reforms and midstream liberalizations unlock the region’s upstream opportunities?