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Petroleum Association welcomes Marcela Vaca as new Chairperson
Petroleum Association welcomes Marcela Vaca as new Chairperson
Mar 31 2021

Bogota D.C., Colombia - The Colombia Petroleum Association (ACP) has welcomed GeoPark General Director Marcela Vaca to the organization after she was unanimously chosen as chairperson of the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 period. The new ACP board started its duties on April 1, and includes ExxonMobil Colombia chairman Fernando Sarria and Terpel chairman Oscar Bravo as deputy chairs.

The new ACP board started its duties on April 1, and includes ExxonMobil Colombia chairman Fernando Sarria and Terpel chairman Oscar Bravo as deputy chairs.

Ms. Vaca has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, and as General Director of GeoPark she is responsible for all the company’s assets in Latin America. She is one of five women to head one of the 100 largest companies in Colombia, in 2020 she was chosen by the Oil & Gas Council as one of the 275 most influential women in the mining & energy sector worldwide, and she is one of the 50 most influential women in Colombia according to a Forbes ranking.

“It is an honor to have Marcela as chairperson of the ACP Board of Directors. We are sure that with her leadership, training and experience, she will contribute heavily to the association’s work on behalf of the hydrocarbons sector,” ACP Executive President Francisco José Lloreda Mera said. “Furthermore, her appointment will help to promote the work of the oil and gas industry in closing gender gaps and in creating spaces and conditions for equal participation in the sector.”

Marcela Vaca, Fernando Sarria and Oscar Bravo replace Manuel Buitrago, Juan Carlos Ucros and Yuri Proano, respective chairmen of Gran Tierra Energy, Sierracol and Primax, on the Board of Directors. The ACP thanked the outgoing directors for their work.

The new board members mean that the following companies are represented on the 2021-2022 Board of Directors: GeoPark, Frontera, Parex Resources, Sierracol, ExxonMobil Colombia, Hocol, Canacol, Gran Tierra Energy, Terpel, Primax, Tecpetrol, Drummond, Cepsa, Shell, Noble Energy, Mansarovar, Repsol and PetroSantander.

The ACP congratulates the company chairpersons that will sit on the new Board of Directors.

ABOUT GEOPARK
GeoPark is a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. As part of its mission to “Create Value and Give Back” the company develops sustainable social investment programs in conjunction with the State and local authorities and communities, which aim to promote positive changes in the areas in which it has activities.

For more information:
María Camila Casallas
mcasallas@geo-park.com
Telephone: +57 310 3167586


Fuente: Asociación Colombiana de Petróleo