There's no doubt that Energy is such an important industry. Everything from transportation to power generation, from connectivity to global warning. It all has to do with Energy. This is definitely an industry that moves the world. Every day, Latinos are reaching leadership positions within relevant sector. Scientists, Executives, Operation Gurus, Entrepreneurs and Marketers are gaining notoriety in this industry.
Based on our own research and supported by our advisors, we have compiled what could be the only list of the most relevant Latino leaders in the Energy sector.
These individuals are game-changers in this field and will keep advancing into it, opening the way for other Latinos to work and lead in Energy.
CARCON INDUSTRIES AND STL ENGINEERS
Arcilia is the President and CEO of CARCON Industries & Construction, specializing in commercial, institutional and transportation construction, and is also the CEO and controlling principal of STL Engineers. Ms. Acosta serves on the Board of Directors of Legacy Texas Financial Group, Inc. where she serves on the Audit and the Compensation Committees. She also serves on the Board of Energy Future Holdings Corporation (9 yrs.) where she serves on the Audit and on the compensation committees. In March of 2016, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott appointed Ms. Acosta to the board of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. She has served for six years on the board of the Dallas Citizens Council and Ms. Acosta previously served on the national advisory board for BBVA Compass Bank and the Texas Tech National Alumni Association. Ms. Acosta received her undergraduate from Texas Tech University and Board Director Certification from Southern Methodist University-Southwest School of Banking and is a Graduate of the Harvard University Business School Corporate Governance Program.
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
Accomplished leader with a solid track record of performance in building an energy company after the implosion of Enron and subsequent layoffs. A well-respected businessman in the $300 Billion Retail Energy sector and in the Hispanic community, Hernandez founded Liberty Power in 2001. Liberty Power was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic 500 company by Hispanic Business magazine in 2007. The same publication recognized Mr. Hernandez as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and Rising Star in 2005.
VICTOR G. CARRILLO
ZI0N OIL & GAS
Effective June 15,2015, Zion's Board of Directors appointed Victor G. Carrillo as Zion's CEO. Mr. Carrillo was appointed to Zion's Board in September 2010 and appointed Executive Vice President in January 2011. In October of 2011 he was appointed as the Company President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Carrillo also currently serves as a director of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional oil and gas resource plays in the US). He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Carrillo is a petroleum geologist and geophysicist, attorney, former city councilman, former county judge, and former statewide elected official.
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL GROUP
CHIEF SCIENTIST PHYSICS AND
Jose has been with Shell since 1995. As Chief Scientist Physics and Separations for Royal Dutch Shell Group, he advises on technology and R&D strategy and implementation. He leads a team of seven scientists and provides strategic level consulting in technology and R&D for Upstream and Downstream (chemicals and refining), gas, renewables, and hydrogen businesses. His experience includes commercial interactions, technology licensing and technical services. He has published over 50 technical papers and six patents in distillation and extraction areas. He has also instructed the...