The jury is composed, among others, by OPEC’s Secretary General, Abdalla El-Badri and the Secretary General of the International Gas Union, Torstein Indrebø and BP’s ex- Chairman, Lord John Browne

Repsol, best energy company and Antonio Brufau, best CEO of the year according to Petroleum Economist

Press Release 11/09/2014 20:30
  • A panel of experts from Petroleum Economist,a leading energy sector publication, has chosen Antonio Brufau Chief Executive of the Year and Repsol, Energy Company of the Year.
  • Petroleum Economist highlighted Antonio Brufau's "clear strategic vision, excellent leadership and the ability to stay calm and focused in a crisis situation."
  • In addition, Repsol was named Energy Company of the Year by the magazine as a result of its swift and successful recovery following the expropriation of YPF.
  • The jury also took into consideration the significant contribution of the company in the development of the industry, its strong performance and its flexibility in facing adverse situations. Petroleum Economist described Repsol as "the envy of many of its peers."
  • For Repsol`s Chairman, the award “recognises the hard work of all the employees of the company to make it excellent, as it is, so it can have a bright future”. Brufau also said that he represents “a very strong human and talented team, of which I feel very proud.”
  • This is the second international award received by Antonio Brufau in the last two years. The jury highlighted his successful management of the YPF crisis. This ended with a settlement whereby Repsol received government bonds from the Republic of Argentina, which it sold to J.P. Morgan for nearly $5 billion.
  • Other finalists for Chief Executive of the Year were Petrobras CEO, Maria das Graças Silva Foster, and Lukoil`s Chief Executive Officer, Vagit Alekperov.
  • The Petroleum Economist Awards recognises the best executives, companies and projects in the industry. Petroleum Economist is one of the most prestigious and long-established magazines in the energy sector.

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