PETROLEUM EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 2014
Chief Executive Officer Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex)
Emilio Lozoya was appointed CEO of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company in December 2012, having previously served as the head of the International Affairs Office on the Transition Team of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. He has also worked in international banking and was the cofounder of investment funds specializing in international private capital investments.
Lozoya played a key role working alongside Mexican President Peña Nieto to obtain passage of Mexico’s historic energy reform, which is poised to transform Mexico’s oil sector from being one of the world’s most closed energy markets to a new magnet for energy investment from around the globe. Under Lozoya’s leadership, Pemex is embarking upon its most significant corporate transformation in the past 75 years as it moves from being a state monopoly to a dynamic state enterprise that will compete for opportunities in the sector either on its own or in partnership with other oil companies.
“Emilio Lozoya is Chief Executive at a crucial point in Mexico’s energy history,” said Thomas Wallin, editor-in-chief and executive vice president of Energy Intelligence. “It is fitting that in the year of the historic Mexican energy reform, the CEO of the Mexican national oil company has been chosen by his peers to receive the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award.”