About Manuel

Manuel serves clients in the oil-and-gas, chemicals, infrastructure, transport, and logistics industries within Latin America. He has served several leading local and global companies, including oil-and-gas and petroleum multinationals, diversified and regional mining houses, and metal producers. His areas of expertise include strategy, mergers and acquisitions, commodity pricing, value chain, capital-project optimization and delivery, operations, and capital investment.

Manuel’s experience in the energy sector extends to the design and implementation of talent-management systems in the exploration-and-production (E&P) divisions of national oil companies.

Examples of his client work include the following:

  • developing business plans and growth strategies for E&P companies
  • supporting the analytical infrastructure of planning areas for oil companies to optimize the allocation of capital to megaprojects
  • strengthening the analysis of business opportunities to expand the portfolio of production assets
  • supporting an E&P company to develop an outsourcing strategy for the operation and maintenance of marginal fields
  • formulating and implementing a program for operational improvements and the development of the human factor in a network of refineries of a national oil company
  • assisting a production division in increasing its capacity to execute large-scale investment projects, including redesigning procurement processes, creating analytical tools, and reengineering the process for monitoring project implementation


Stanford University
MA, management science and engineering

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
BS, industrial engineering