• We're delighted to announce YPF as Host Partner this year
  • LARTC 2017 is taking place in Buenos Aires with YPF as Host Partner
  • The first look agenda is now out!
  • LARTC 2017 is officially supported by the Ministerio de Energía y Minería de la Nación
  • 2 new speakers from International Finance Corporation confirmed

Edison Terra is vice president for Braskem Polyolefins Business in South America and Europe and, for Renewable Chemicals business since January 2017. He is accountable also for all sales from Braskem polyolefins assets in Brazil into other regions. Currently, Edison is at the board of directors at APLA (Asociación Química y Petroquimica Latinoamericana) and president of INP (Instituto Nacional do Plástico, in Brazil).

Prior to his current role, he has been responsible for the Polyethylene Business for the past 5 years. In that position, his responsibilities included the overall P&L of the PE assets in Brazil, what comprehends all commercial and industrial operations, investments and Strategic Planning for the global Braskem PE business, being the last one in partnership with the leader of Braskem’s PE business in North America.

Mr. Terra joined Braskem in 2002 and had different roles since then. His experience includes Exports, Marketing and Supply Chain at the Polyolefins Business, Commercial and Supply Chain at Basic Petrochemicals and as well as President at quantiQ, the largest chemical distribution company in Brazil, at the time owned by Braskem.

Prior to joining Braskem, Edison has worked for 9 years at Rhodia, with positions in the Marketing, Product Management, Commercial, eBusiness and Controllership areas. Edison is an Industrial Engineer from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo and has a master degree in Business Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in São Paulo.

Dr. Jorge Ancheyta has worked for the Mexican Institute of Petroleum since 1989. His present position is Manager of Products for the Transformation of Crude Oil. He has worked as professor at the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico since 1992. He has been supervisor of more than one hundred BSc, MSc and PhD theses, as well as a number of postdoctoral and sabbatical year professors.

Dr. Ancheyta has been working in the development and application of petroleum refining catalysts, kinetic and reactor models, and process technologies for catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, middle distillate hydrotreating and heavy oils upgrading. He is author and co-author of a number of patents, books and about 200 scientific papers.


Profesional con más de 23 años de experiencia en las industrias de Combustibles, Gas y Petroquímicas, pasando por áreas de ingeniería de procesos, desarrollo de proyectos, economía y programación, trading y manejo de riesgos, gestión de compañías asociadas (JVs), negociación y gestión de contratos, y estrategia y gestión de desarrollo de negocios.
Comenzó su carrera en Petróleos de Venezuela, trabajando como Ingeniero de Procesos y Control. En 1997 se instala en Houston, Texas, trabajando para Raytheon Oil & Gas Division, pasando luego a Aspen Technology Inc. En 2001, se unió a Shell en Houston y trabajó con las refinerías Motiva de Delaware City, Port Arthur y Norco como Gerente de Economía y Programación.

En 2011, Vijay se integró al equipo gerencial de Deer Park como Gerente de Negocios de la Refinería, responsable de gestionar los acuerdos contractuales con PEMEX, desarrollando la estrategia de refinería, desarrollo de negocios, proyectos de crecimiento, optimización de márgenes y marketing de productos.
A fines de 2015 se traslada a Argentina para asumir la Gerencia General de la Refinería Buenos Aires de Shell CAPSA.

Es Master en Administración de Empresas (M. A., University of Pittsburgh, 2000) e Ingeniero Químico (Medalla de Honor del Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, 1996). Trabajó en YPF S. A. en las áreas de Planeamiento Downstream y Petroquímica (febrero 1997-junio 1999). Desempeñó diversos cargos gerenciales en ExxonMobil/Esso, tanto en la Argentina como en los Estados Unidos: Gerente de Precios Industriales y Mayoristas para Latinoamerica y Caribe y Gerente de Ventas Industriales para el Cono Sur (julio 2000-septiembre 2012). Fue Gerente de Planeamiento y Economía en AxionEnergy octubre 2012-diciembre2015). Es docente de Industrialización y Economía Petrolera en el Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (2004-actualidad). Desde el 10 de diciembre de 2015 fue designado como Subsecretario de Refinación y Comercialización, Secretaría de Recursos Hidrocarburíferos, Ministerio de Energía y Minería.

Mariano Bertaina is a Chemical Engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe – Argentina) and also has an MBA from UCEMA (Bs As – Argentina). Mariano has developed his career in Refining, working for ExxonMobil for 8 years in positions of increasing responsibilities in Process Engineering, Process Control and Technical Area. He also had an experience in the Agro Chemistry industry, in production and HSE. Since December 2015 Mariano is the Technical Executive Manager for Axion Energy working at Campana Refinery.

Mr Telroy Morgan has been employed to Petrojam Limited since 1995, when he joined the company as a Refinery Process Engineer. He was promoted to Process Engineering Supervisor in 2003 with primary responsibilities for Process Operations Technical Support (Contact), Energy Conservation and Oil Loss Management. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Refinery Production Manager. In his portfolio, he is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the plant; from the receipt of crude oil to the production and storage of refined products for market dispatch. Attendant span of control involve: Refining Operations, Procedures & Training, Process Engineering (Contact & Process Design), Loss Control, Energy Efficiency Management and  Distributed Control System (DCS).

A graduate of deCarteret College and Munro College, Mr Morgan has a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from Edinburg Business School (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland). He also obtained a Commonwealth Scholarship in reading for his Masters in Applied Science at the University of Toronto (Canada) and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad). Throughout his tenure, he has expanded his skill sets with specialized training in aspects of Refinery Operations, Supply Chain Management and Risk Management.

Mr Morgan is a member of the University of Technology Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Programme Advisory Board and also an Executive Member of the Munro College Old Boys’ Association.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family and friends as well as providing mentorship and guidance to youngsters.


LARTC Call for Papers - Advisory Board meeting
Call for papers
Deadline extended to Thursday 13th April