Management Team

Miguel Galuccio

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Galuccio is currently an independent member of the board of directors of Schlumberger. Mr. Galuccio served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of YPF, Argentina’s largest oil company, from May 2012 to March 2016, which under his leadership became the largest producer of hydrocarbons from shale formations globally outside North America. Prior to joining YPF, Mr. Galuccio was an employee of Schlumberger and held a number of international positions in the United States, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia and China, his last being President of Schlumberger Production Management. Other senior roles held at Schlumberger included President of Integrated Project Management, General Manager for Mexico and Central America and Real Time Reservoir Manager. Prior to his employment at Schlumberger, he served in various executive positions at YPF and its subsidiaries, including YPF International, where he participated in its internationalization process as Manager within Maxus Energy. Mr. Galuccio holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Pablo Manuel Vera Pinto

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Vera Pinto was previously the Head of Business Development at YPF Argentina from October 2012 to February 2017 and, prior to that, served as Director of Transformation at YPF from May 2012 until September 2012. Mr. Vera Pinto was a member of the board of directors of the fertilizing company Profertil (a joint venture between Agrium of Canada and YPF), power generation company Central Dock Sud S.A. (a joint venture between Enel of Italy, YPF and Pan American Energy) and gas distributor Metrogas S.A. (controlled by YPF, acquired from British Gas in 2012). Overall, Mr. Vera Pinto led the execution of over 20 mergers and acquisitions transactions during his time at YPF. Previously, Mr. Vera Pinto worked with a private investment firm focused on restructuring acquired businesses where he had experience as Restructuring Manager, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of the firm’s controlled businesses. Mr. Vera Pinto also worked for management consultancy McKinsey & Company in Europe and investment banking firm Credit Suisse First Boston NA based in New York. Mr. Vera Pinto holds a degree in economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Juan Garoby

Chief Operations Officer


Mr. Garoby served as Interim Vice President of Exploration & Production of YPF from August 2016 to October 2016, Head of Drilling and Completions from April 2014 to August 2016 and Head of Unconventional from June 2012 to April 2014, (when he also served as President of YPF Servicios Petroleros S.A., a YPF-owned drilling contractor). Prior to his time at YPF, Mr. Garoby worked at Schlumberger as Operations Manager for Europe and Africa. Mr. Garoby has also held several positions at Baker Hughes, including Director of Baker Hughes do Brasil, Baker Hughes Centrilift Brazil Country Manager and Baker Hughes Centrilift Ecuador & Peru as Country Manager, among others. Mr. Garoby holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Alejandro Cherñacov

Investor Relations Officer


Mr. Cherñacov served as Chief Financial Officer at Jagercor Energy Corp, a small-cap Canadian Securities Exchange-listed E&P company from January 2015 to February 2017. Previously, Mr. Cherñacov served as Investor Relations Officer of YPF, were he was responsible for repositioning the company in the local and international capital markets. Mr. Cherñacov previously held several positions in the Exploration and Production Vice-presidency where his last role was being in charge of the management of the upstream portfolio in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. Mr. Cherñacov is holds a degree in economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires and a Strategic Decision and Risk Management Professional Certificate from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.