Gerson Vega
Manager of Regulatory Compliance Strategies

Mr. Vega had an active role in the implementation of Energy Reforms of 2008 and 2013, most notably in matters related to Local Content, Global Gas Flaring Reduction, Health Safety and Environment, Risk Analysis, Emergency Response Plans, Oil Spill prevention and response, US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, among other issues. He served in different positions at the Secretariat of Energy (SENER) as Director of Industrial Development and Technology Transfer; Director of Industrial Safety; and Director of Sectoral Analysis. His last government appointment was as the President Commissioner’s Advisor at National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH).

As Director of Industrial Safety he was responsible of the design and implementation of the plan for jointly inspections of the Secretariat of Labor (STPS) and the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) related to industrial safety, maritime safety and health on offshore rigs, vessels and Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO).

Mr. Vega was the official representative of SENER in the National Contingency Plan (PNC) and in the Joint Contingency Plan between the Secretariat of Navy and the United States Coast Guard Regarding Pollution of the Maritime Environment by Discharges of Hydrocarbons and Other Hazardous Substances (MEXUS Plan). He served as an evaluator of drills of both Plans.

Finally, he established the strategy for the following up of Pemex’s legal compliance for addressing the findings and recommendations that resulted from inspections; incident investigations; and internal, external and third party audits.

Mr. Vega holds a Masters' degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from the Monterrey Technological Institute of Higher Education (ITESM); a Bachelor in Economics from the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on Energy Economics and Regulation from Panamerican University (UP).

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