Rodrigo Vilanova


Executive Vice President, Energy Management

Rodrigo joined Galp in the middle of 2021 and is focused on transforming Galp’s global commodities supply, trading and energy management businesses to thrive through the energy transition. With over 25 years of experience in the energy sector, he has specialized in leading and transforming energy trading businesses and in unlocking value through innovative energy solutions based on strong partnerships. Rodrigo has a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Integrated Power Systems, he has a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Economics, and an Executive MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Rodrigo was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, where he spent the first half of his career working for Eletrobras, ONS (the Brazilian National Power System Operator) and Petrobras, where he led the Marketing and Trading businesses for Power, Gas, LNG and Distribution. The second half of his career was spent mostly in Houston, Texas (USA) and London (United Kingdom), where Rodrigo was leading BP’s Global Power and Infrastructure team.

Sessions With Rodrigo Vilanova

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Global LNG: Where in the cycle?

    Panel Gas & LNG
    With record-high LNG prices reached in 2021, the search for available LNG supply is propelling the next wave of new liquefaction investments. New project sanctions have been made in United States, Qatar, and Australia while long-term contracting activities have accelerated. Has the pendulum swung back to a seller’s market? What role will LNG play in a net-zero carbon future? How can projects adapt to fit buyer needs?