Management

Salvador Escobedo

President and CEO Pemex Procurement International

Humberto Porras

Vice President of Operations

Heriberto Sillas

Vice President of Supplier Alliances

Gabriel Zamora

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Carlos Elizalde

Legal General Manager

Salvador Escobedo

President and CEO Pemex Procurement International

Has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor´s Degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

On May 2017, Mr. Escobedo was appointed President & CEO of Pemex Procurement International in Houston, TX., the division of international procurement of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and a Pemex affiliate.

Previously, Mr. Escobedo was PEMEX’s Deputy Director for Procurement Strategy, where he developed the categories for strategic sourcing, designed innovative procurement strategies to increase transparency and efficiency of the institution, and proposed new technological tools to enhance procurement processes.

He served as Manager for Financial Strategy of the Mexican Institute for Social Security´s Financial Office, where he implemented a new health-care service-financing scheme to improve efficiency of the institution, and designed the financial model to build the first four hospitals through private-public partnerships.

Since 2008, Salvador has held numerous positions in government institutions in Mexico, including the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Development, where he has focused on issues of financial inclusion, budget analysis, public policy and financial management.

Humberto Porras

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Porras has held the position of Vice President of Operations of PPI since August 2015, leading the activities of the procurement, logistics and market research departments.

He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and received an M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.

With over 30 years of progressive experience in procurement for Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mr. Porras started his career at the Representative Office of PEMEX in Houston, Texas as a Quality Assurance Engineer, and continued as a Buyer in the Purchasing Department, eventually becoming Purchasing Coordinator.

He was a leading member of the design and in-house development team for the legacy procurement system (HITEC), and initiated the negotiation and implementation of Framework Agreements with the main suppliers of equipment and materials for PEMEX.

At Pemex Procurement International, Inc. (formerly Integrated Trade Systems, Inc.), Humberto was a founding associate starting as Procurement General Manager, coordinating all purchasing requirements for the Corporate, Refining, Petrochemical, and E&P sectors.

Heriberto Sillas

Vice President of Supplier Alliances

Heriberto Sillas has a Master’s Degree in Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

On June 2017 he was appointed as Vice President of Supplier Alliances of Pemex Procurement International Inc. (PPI), where he is responsible of building the relationship with the oil & Gas industry. He leads and manage the Framework Agreements, that allows PEMEX to purchase effectively. The Vice-presidency is also responsible of the development of Referential Agreements.

He has more than 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in México, with a comprehensive experience in arbitration trails, strategic sourcing and category management. On his background In Pemex, he was in charge for the Strategic Sourcing implementation as a Category Manager for Exploration and Production, developing Procurement Strategies for the Categories related with Drilling Equipment, Pipelines, Vessels, Well Services, Offshore Maintenance, Exploratory Services, Turbomachinery, Wellhead Components, Pipeline Construction, Infrastructure Projects, Helicopter charters and Chemical treatment services.

He was responsible of the development of strategic projects for Pemex Exploration and Production, from the planning and procurement of the National Drilling Strategy for north and south onshore regions of México, to the planning and implementation of the Lakach Project (Deepwater). As a field engineer, he participate in EPC’s projects related to Fixed Offshore Platforms fabrication for Cantarell, Ku Maloob Zaap and Litoral Fields; and as an Offshore Supervisor, in the pipe lay of pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gabriel Zamora

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Gabriel Zamora is Vice President of Finance and Administration for Pemex Procurement International Inc. (PPI), leading the Administration, Human Resources, Financial Services, and IT Departments, seeking to ensure an accurate internal management and transparency in financial operations.

Has a Master’s Degree in International Trade from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, and a major in Finance from the Universidad Tecnológica de México.

Has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, with a specialized background in contract negotiation, strategic procurement & supply chain.

Throughout his career in Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) he held different management positions which have given him the opportunity to oversee important projects and technical work teams to meet the goals of the company. In 2014 he was addressed as President of the Procurement Process Consolidation Committee for PEMEX, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, where he accomplish the implementation of the strategic sourcing, which lead into in important savings for the Company.

Carlos Elizalde

Legal General Manager

Has a Master’s Degree in Law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and a Bachelor´s Degree in Law from Universidad Intercontinental.

On June 2017, Mr. Elizalde was appointed Legal General Manager of Pemex Procurement International in Houston, TX., the division of international procurement of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and a Pemex affiliate.

Previously, Mr. Elizalde was PEMEX’s Legal Advisor and Coordinator for Deputy Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) Procurement, where he negotiated and reviewed the contracts for bidding procedures and direct awards.

He served as Legal Advisor in many Pemex Areas for more than 15 years, such as the Legal Department, Industrial Transformation and Pemex Corporative, where he developed new contracting and negotiation strategies used in the oil and gas industry with different suppliers and contractors in compliance with the applicable laws.

Before 2002, Carlos worked as an Associate in Santamarina y Steta, S.C. Law Firm in Mexico, where he was in charge of the litigation and corporative areas.