For over 21 years, Mr. Hibberd has been Chairman and CEO of MJH Services Inc., a corporate finance advisory firm. Through MJH, Mr. Hibberd has been involved in numerous privatization and development projects in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. From 1983-1995, he was Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance for ScotiaMcLeod. He is currently Vice Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. and serves as board member of Pan Orient Energy Corp. and PetroFrontier Corp. Formerly, he was Chairman of Heritage Oil Plc and Heritage Oil Corporation; and former director of Montana Exploration Corp., Avalite Inc., Challenger Energy Corp., Deer Creek Energy, Iteration Energy Ltd., Rally Energy Corp., Sagres Energy, Skope Energy Inc. and Zapata Energy Corporation.
Mr. Merenstein is the Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Fourth Sail Capital. Prior to founding Fourth Sail in 2019, he spent eleven years at Prince Street Capital Management, a global Emerging and Frontier markets fund, where he was a Partner on the Research team and the Portfolio Manager of the Prince Street Latin America Long/Short fund. In addition to his PM responsibilities, Mr. Merenstein oversaw the firm’s investments in Latin America, and regularly reviewed global macroeconomics for the firm. Prior to joining Prince Street, Mr. Merenstein worked at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business. He holds dual citizenship in Costa Rica, where he was born, as well as the United States. Mr. Merenstein is based in São Paulo, and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Mr. Gamba founded Canacol Energy Ltd. in 2008. He has held a variety of technical and management roles with major and mid-sized international oil companies, with the majority of his professional career focused on E&P in South America. Prior to creating Canacol, Mr. Gamba was Vice President of Exploration for Occidental Oil & Gas Company based in Bogota, Colombia. In his 8 years with Occidental, he has lived and worked in Ecuador, Qatar, Colombia, and the United States, working in a variety of technical and management roles. Mr. Gamba has also worked for Alberta Energy Company in Argentina and Ecuador, and for Canadian Occidental in Indonesia, Australia, and Canada. He started his career as a geologist with Imperial Oil in Calgary, and holds an MSc and PhD in Geology.
Dr. Winter is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of each of Horizon Petroleum Ltd. and Miramar Hydrocarbons Ltd. He was a co-founder of Canacol in 2008. Previously, Dr. Winter was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Excelsior Energy Limited, an oil sands focused exploration company. Dr. Winter brings 37 years of international experience in a variety of technical, management and leadership roles living and working in Latin America, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the UK North Sea. His experience was gained working at British Petroleum working in China, the UK North Sea, Indonesia and Australia, Sun Oil, Canadian Occidental (now Nexen) living and working in Yemen and Indonesia, Alberta Energy Company (now EnCana) where he was a member of the leadership team that grew its international business to over 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, Calvalley Petroleum and Excelsior Energy Limited. Dr. Winter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University a London, a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Imperial College, University of London and PhD degree in Structural Geology from Edinburgh University.
Mr. Diaz is currently the Managing Partner at Evolvere Capital, a Private Equity firm that manages various portfolio companies in Colombia and Latin America and Spain, and he is also the Chairman of the Board and head of the Audit Committee of Systemgroup, a financial services company which operates in seven Latin American countries and manages a loan portfolio of over US$12 billion. Mr. Diaz was previously the President and CEO of Organización Corona (2004 to 2011), one of the largest private groups in Colombia.
Prior to his association with Corona, he was with Monsanto Company in St. Louis, MO (1991 to 2003) where he held various executive positions among them President of the Global Food Ingredients Division, Corporate Vice President of Global Strategy in Chicago, IL and Vice President and General Manager for Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Diaz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has a Master of Science in Business Management from Arthur D. Little School of Management in Cambridge, MA. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Executive Management Program from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.
Mr. Fernández-Tinoco is currently the director of Fundacion Venezuela Sin Limites, a non-profit organization; Corporation Digitel, a telecom company; Produvisa, a glass bottle manufacturer; Maritime Contractors de Venezuela, an oil drilling company; DP Delta Servicios, oil Services; Petrodelta, a joint venture; Delta Finance and Escuela Campo Alegre. Previously, Mr. Fernández-Tinoco served as General Manager of Microsoft Venezuela, Vice President of Telecel, a local partner for BellSouth; Farmahorro, Grupo Mistral, Televen, YPO y otros. Mr. Fernández-Tinoco received a degree in law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, UCAB; and study management at IESA.
Mr. Elliott is currently the President and Founder of Workstrings International, a Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE-SPN) company. Mr. Elliott started his career in 1981 at Chevron serving in various engineering positions both Domestic US and International through 1996. He served as a well test Engineer, frequently traveling to Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia before joining Chevron’s International Drilling team in 1989 where he planned and drilled wells in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, Kazakhstan and South America. Mr. Elliott continues to manage and grow Workstrings International, currently the largest oilfield rental tool company in the world. Mr. Elliott was a Charter member of Geoproduction Oil & Gas Company, founded in 2001. Mr. Elliott earned his degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1981 from Louisiana State University.
Mr. Argento is currently one of two Managing Partners at Horizon Capital ("Horizon"). Horizon was founded in 2004 as an advisory and principal investment firm focused on the Latin American energy industry. Prior to joining Horizon, Mr. Argento was an advisor to Millennium Global ("Millennium"), a London-based hedge fund group. Mr. Argento advised Millennium with regards to investments in public and private markets. He was particularly active in oil & gas, mining and agriculture. Prior to Millennium, Mr. Argento worked for Rubikon Partners, a mid-market private equity firm, focused on the European market. In 2000, Mr. Argento was the sole founder of Circulo Asegurador, one of the first online insurance brokers in South America, with operations in Brazil and Argentina. Prior to that, in 1997, Mr. Argento was an early recruit of Texas Pacific Group and worked for their Newbridge Latin America fund. He started his professional career in New York, working for Salomon Brothers. Mr. Argento graduated with honors in Economics from Harvard University.