Live Webinar: "LNG and Hydrogen Industry Overview for Young Professionals"

Recognized as one of Argentina’s leading practitioners in oil and gas and natural resources (2022 Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Argentina Energy Practitioners), AIEN Director and PAGBAM Senior Partner and Energy Head, Francisco J. Romano, is an international business lawyer, with thirty years of experience in major transactions in the international oil and gas sector.

Managing Counsel for the Chevron Latin America Business Unit in Caracas, Venezuela (2014-2017), Law Manager at Chevron Argentina (2005-2013), Senior Legal Advisor for Pan American Energy LLC, the BP Bridas CNOOC upstream and downstream joint venture for the Southern Cone (1997-2005), Bridas’ Legal Manager (1995-1997).

Former associate at first rated law firms Klein & Mairal and Le Pera & Lessa in Argentina. LLM with merit for the grouping of Banking and Finance Law at King’s College, London (2001) under a Chevening Scholarship Award. Graduated with honors at the University of Buenos Aires Law School (1990). AIEN JOA and LNG Long Term Sales Agreement drafting committee member.

Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hydrocarbons Law at the Universidad Austral. Coordinator of the Diploma in Hydrogen Management and Co- Director of the Energy Institute at the Universidad Austral. Speaker in numerous oil and gas conferences and legal writer.

Gonzalo Cabrera, is an accomplished Hydrogen and LNG Marketing executive with 20+ years of experience with energy super-majors delivering commercial viability in geographically disparate environments.

In 2010, Gonzalo became a member of the Association of International Energy Negotiators. Presently, he holds the position of Co-Chair for the Hydrogen Joint Development and Operating Agreement Drafting Committee (Hydrogen Taskforce), where he is crafting the next generation of commercial agreements needed for the development of the hydrogen economy and advice boards and CEOs on transformational deals through his own consulting practice. Since 2021, Gonzalo stepped into senior advisory roles at the Club of Engineers of South Africa on topics related to hydrogen and LNG projects assessment whereas until recently, he was the Honorary Representative of Buenos Aires City Government in Singapore, forming relationships with Government and investors across innovation, sustainable energy and climate change.

Previously, as General Manager (2016 to 2020) and Head of Portfolio (2009 to 2015), Gonzalo leveraged his background to lead the start-up of Mozambique LNG’s Singapore commercial office and Qatargas worldwide LNG marketing efforts.

Prior to this, in 2006 Gonzalo was promoted to Risk Manager with Eni UK Limited, reviewing trading activities, P&L developments and risk, expanding the client portfolio with an enhanced risk profile.

Gonzalo offers a solid foundation on senior advisory roles, having been Committee Chair/Member for Gas (Eni UK Ltd.), Marketing & Shipping (Mozambique LNG), Co-Chair/Council Member – Study Group for the International Gas Union and speaker at various international energy conferences.

Fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, Gonzalo holds an MBA from Eni Corporate University Italy and a Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Buenos Aires.