Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Juan Manuel Rojas is the Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Ecopetrol Group, the largest oil and gas conglomerate in Colombia. In this position, he has been responsible for strategic planning, M&A, and upstream growth in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. Prior to joining Ecopetrol, Mr. Rojas worked as General Manager of Bridas Corporation, an Argentinean and Chinese Oil and Gas Company with global turnover of $5.2 billion, with E&P assets in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia, and downstream assets in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Before joining Bridas, he served as New Ventures Manager at Panamerican Energy. Mr. Rojas also worked as Energy Director of SOCMA Group. There he led the Group's strategy in the area of renewable energy, with emphasis on wind power projects. Mr. Rojas also has experience working for the public sector. He was Deputy Minister of Energy and Gas of Colombia where he managed a holding of state-owned companies that included three generators, two transmission, and 14 electricity distribution companies. Mr. Rojas holds a degree from Universidad de los Andes and a master’s degree from Harvard University.