Management y directorio

Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Osvaldo Arturo Reca
Chairman of the Board
Osvaldo Arturo Reca holds a degree in Engineering from Universidad Católica Argentina. He also received an advanced degree in 1977 from North Carolina State University in the United States. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2011. From 1980 to 1984, he was a shareholder and director of Ingeniería de Avanzada S.A., a company engaged in the deployment of sanitary and gas facilities for housing developments. From 1984 to 1989, he served as general manager of Dufalp S.A., a leading company in the clothing industry (“Dufour” was its main brand). From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Reca served as commercial, operating and planning manager of Alpargatas S.A., a leading company in the clothing and footwear industry. He then developed an agricultural project for cereal and oilseeds production, which he still runs at the date of this prospectus. In addition, he currently serves as director of DGCE, IGCU and IGCE, and chairman of ESSA. He also served as vice chairman of HPDA from 2012 to 2015 and as a director of Transportadora de Gas del Norte S.A., Edesur S.A. and PB Distribución S.A.
Jorge Aníbal Rauber
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Jorge Rauber holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de la Plata and a post-graduate degree in Electrical Market Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA). From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Rauber worked as commercial manager of Hidroeléctrica El Chocón S.A. During 2000, he worked as planning manager of Endesa Chile. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as commercial manager of Central Térmica Dock Sud S.A. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Rauber worked as commercial manager of AES Argentina Generación S.A. From 2001 to 2012, he served as a member of the boards of directors of the following companies: CAMMESA, TMB and Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown. He also was AGEERA’s vice-president. From 2016 to 2017, he served as general manager of Subterráneos de Buenos Aires Sociedad del Estado.
Oscar Gosio
Director
Oscar Gosio holds a degree in Accounting from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. From 1981 to 2007 he was a partner in Estudio Gosio y Asociados, a company that provides accounting, tax, and auditing services. Between 2007 and 2015 he was an independent director and member of the Audit Committee of Central Puerto. During 2016, he was a director and Audit Committee member of DGCE. He is currently, a senior partner at Estudio Gosio, Medina & Asociados, a company that provides accounting, tax, and auditing services; a partner at Agropecuaria Huen Loo S.A., an agrobusiness corporation, since 2008; president at Christian Brother Institute (Colegio Cardenal Newman) since 2014; director at Asociación Argentina de Criadores de Corriedale since 2015; deputy director at Los Patrios S.A.A. y C. since 2015. Additionally, since 2018 serves as director at DGCE, DGCU, IGCU, IGCE.
Juan José Salas
Director
Juan José Salas holds a degree in Engineering from Universidad de La Plata. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2015. From 1983 to 1984, he completed postgraduate studies Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales. From 2010 to 2014, he served as deputy director of Caputo S.A. Mr. Salas has also served as operations and information systems manager of Autopistas del Sol S.A. since 2010.
Miguel Dodero
Director
Miguel Dodero holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2015. He has previous work experience at Agencia Marítima Dodero S.A. and Compañía Argentina de Navegación Intercontinental S.A. He served as chairman of Dodero Inmobiliaria y Mandataria S.A. from 1990 to September 2014. Mr. Dodero has been chairman of M. Dodero Compañía de Servicios S.A. since 1990. In addition, he has been chairman of Full Logistics S.A. since 2008 and serves as director of DGCU and DGCE.
Tomás Peres
Director
Tomas Pérés holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de San Andrés. He started his professional career at the Audit Department of KPMG in 2007, where he worked until 2009. From 2009 to 2015, he worked at Ultrapetrol American Barge Line, where he started as head of bunker and, then, as head of planning for the commercial area. He currently works as independent consultant for transport and fuel companies.
Tomás José White
Director
Tomas José White holds a Certified Accountant degree from Universidad Católica Argentina since 1981. Since 1984, he has been the Chairman of Celestal SAIC. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Director at Empresa Amanco SA. From 1977 to 1984, he worked in different executive positions at Bemba SA, Sumarge SA and Din SA, companies in the construction sector.
Jorge Eduardo Villegas
Director
Jorge Eduardo Villegas holds a degree in law from The University of Buenos Aires. Since his graduation, he has worked as a lawyer in the private sector, independently through his own law firm, Estudio Jorge Villegas & Asociados.
Cristian Lopez Saubidet
Director
Cristian López Saubidet holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and a Master degree in Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2009. From 2005 to 2008, he worked for HSBC USA Inc. in the consumer loans and mortgages group. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Saubidet worked as consultant at Mckinsey & Co. Since 2008, he has served as director in many companies, including Patagonia Gold S.A., Agropecuaria Cantomi S.A. and San Miguel S.A., where he has been member of the executive committee since 2014.
Liliana Amelia Murisi
Director
Liliana Amelia Murisi holds a degree in Accounting from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and a post-graduate degree in Financial Administration of the Public Sector from Universidad Nacional del Comahue. She currently serves as administrative assistant at Neuquén Province Legislature. From 1997 to 2007, she served as auditor of the Court of Accounts of the Province of Neuquén. From 2004 to 2005, she served as professor of public finances at Centro de Estudios Terciarios Norpatagónicos and as a judicial expert in labor matters.
Diego Gustavo Petracchi
Director
Diego Petracchi holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina and a Master degree in business from Stanford University. He is currently developing his own business in Senior Living (residencies for the elderly). From 2006 to 2015, he worked as Finance Officer at NDM Holding, international investment firm in the area of tourism (Valle de las Leñas S.A.), agricultural and livestock and real estate. He was also member of all the Board of Directors of the group in Argentina and performed executive duties. Before this, he worked in Prefinex S.A, a company that provides corporate finance advisory services.
Enrique Gonzalo Ballester
Alternate Director
Enrique Gonzalo Ballester holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina. From 1995 to 2016, he served as senior operator in the Financies Department of Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A. Since 1990, he has served as director of various companies, including Quenuma S.A., Lanceros Civicos S.A. and Guardia Cívica S.A. He is currently deputy director of Lanceros Civicos S.A.
Justo Pedro Sáenz
Alternate Director
Justo Pedro Sáenz completed the “Advanced Management Program” at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has served as deputy director of our Board of Directors since 2008. He has served as administration and human resources manager of Central Puerto since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he worked at Cima Investments in the new business area. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Banco de Servicios y Transacciones S.A. In 2002, he co-founded Idun Inversiones S.A. From 2000 to 2001, he was partner and finance manager of Softbank Latin America Ventures, Venture Capital Fund. From 1984 to 2000, he worked at Merchant Bankers Asociados, MBA Banco de Inversiones, MBA Sociedad de Bolsa. He has been a partner of Merchant Bankers Asociados since 1992, which was affiliated to Salomon Brothers and the investment company of Nicholas Brady, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury. In addition, he currently serves as deputy director of DGCU, DGCE, Parques Eólicos Australes S.A., CP Renovables, CP Patagones S.A.U., CP Achiras, CP Achiras II S.A.U. and CP La Castellana.
Marcelo Atilio Suvá
Alternate Director
Marcelo Suvá holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina. He has served as deputy director of our Board of Directors since 2008. He was a shareholder of Coinvest S.A., a private equity company, as well as of MBA Banco de Inversiones S.A., a leading Argentine investment bank in financial counseling, where he was also member of its board of directors and took part in various M&A transactions. In addition, he serves as deputy director of RMPE and RPE Distribución S.A. He also served as director of HNQ.
Javier Alejandro Torre
Alternate Director
Javier Alejandro Torre holds a degree in Human Resources and a post-graduate degree in Corporate Organization and Management from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He also completed specialization courses at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and at Thunderbird School of Global Management. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Human Resources Coordinator at Deutsche Bank AG. From 1993 to 2011, he worked at Esso Petrolera Argentina SRL, where he performed different human resources tasks in the Fuels Marketing area, both in Argentina and in Chile. When he left that position, he worked as Campana Refinery HR Manager. During 2011 and 2016, he worked as Human Resources and Corporate Matters Manager at LyondellBasell – Petroken PESA, a polypropylene manufacturing company. He has been our Human Resources Manager since March 2016. Moreover, since 2007 he has worked as Associate Professor at Universidad del Salvador in the Human Resources Course of Study.
Rubén Omar López
Alternate Director
Rubén Omar López holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been our business manager since 2013. He has more than 30-year experience in the utilities sector, where he has held different positions both in technical and commercial areas. In addition, he served as deputy director at Distrilec Inversora S.A. and EDESUR S.A.
Pablo Javier Vega
Alternate Director
Pablo Javier Vega holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica Argentina. He has been our deputy director since 2015. Previously, Mr. Vega performed different tasks at the Provincial Power Company of Neuquén. Moreover, from January 2004 to April 2005, he worked as mining general director for the Provincial Directorate of Mining and Electrical Energy of the Province of Neuquén. He currently serves as technical coordinator at the Energy and Utilities Ministry of the Province of Neuquén.
Juan Pablo Gauna Otero
Alternate Director
Juan Pablo Gauna Otero holds a degree in Accounting from Universidad Argentina JF Kennedy. Moreover, he completed post-graduate studies in Business Administration (IAE Business School), GIP program in strategy (Harvard Business School), GIP program in innovation (Universidad IESE, New York) and post-graduate studies in administration and management of SMEs (UBA). Mr. Gauna Otero served as senior accounting officer at Banco Privado de Inversiones during 1997 and 2002; as comptroller accountant at Big Bloom SA (Wanama and John L Cook) during 2003 and 2009; as financial manager at BTM Argentina during 2010 and 2012. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the following companies: Patagonia Gold SA (Mining), Mb Holding SA (Real State and Holding), Minera Minamalu SA (Mining), Cheyenne SA (Air Taxi), Plusener S.A. (Energy), Huemeles S.A. (Mining), Leleque Explotación (Mining), Agropecuaria Cantomi S.A., Delta del Plata SA (Real State), Enter Bar Sa (Polo Club) y Minera Aquiline Argentina SA.

Senior Officers

Jorge Aníbal Rauber
CEO
Jorge Rauber holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de la Plata and a post-graduate degree in Electrical Market Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA). From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Rauber worked as commercial manager of Hidroeléctrica El Chocón S.A. During 2000, he worked as planning manager of Endesa Chile. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as commercial manager of Central Térmica Dock Sud S.A. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Rauber worked as commercial manager of AES Argentina Generación S.A. From 2001 to 2012, he served as a member of the boards of directors of the following companies: CAMMESA, TMB and Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown. He also was AGEERA’s vice-president. From 2016 to 2017, he served as general manager of Subterráneos de Buenos Aires Sociedad del Estado.
Fernando Roberto Bonnet
CFO
Fernando Roberto Bonnet holds a degree in Accounting from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. In addition, from 2009 to 2010, he took a graduate level course in Executive Business Administration in IAE Business School, Universidad Austral. He has served as finance manager of our company since 2010 and, from 2008 to 2010, he also served as tax manager. He served as tax manager of Ernst & Young Argentina. Mr. Bonnet served as director of Distrilec Inversora S.A. and Edesur S.A. He currently serves as an alternate director of CP Renovables, CP La Castellana, CP Achiras, IGCU, IGCE and Parques Eólicos Australes S.A.
Eduardo Luis Nitardi
Engineering Director
Eduardo Luis Nitardi holds a degree in Mechanical-Electric Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. In addition, from March 1999 to November 2000, he took a graduate level course of Master in Administration of the WEM in Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. From March 2002 to November 2002, Mr. Nitardi took a graduate level course in Direction Development in IAE Business School, Universidad Austral. Mr. Nitardi has 39 years of experience in the electric power industry both in the transmission and electric power generation segments. He has served as Central Puerto’s Engineering Director since 2016. Previously, he served as CEO of CVOSA from 2012 to 2015, planning and works manager of Central Puerto since 2011 to 2012, and Technical Director in Transener S.A. since 2008 to 2011. He served as technical manager in the same company since 1997 to 2008.
José María Saldungaray
Control, Planning and Works Manager
José María Saldungaray holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina. He has been our control, planning and works manager since 2014. He currently serves as director of CAMMESA, as alternate director of Proener S.A.U., OSA, TGM and DGCE. He also served as commercial manager of HPDA and was a member of the board of directors of CTM and LPC.
Justo Pedro Sáenz
Administration Manager
Justo Pedro Sáenz completed the “Advanced Management Program” at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has served as deputy director of our Board of Directors since 2008. He has served as administration and human resources manager of Central Puerto since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he worked at Cima Investments in the new business area. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Banco de Servicios y Transacciones S.A. In 2002, he co-founded Idun Inversiones S.A. From 2000 to 2001, he was partner and finance manager of Softbank Latin America Ventures, Venture Capital Fund. From 1984 to 2000, he worked at Merchant Bankers Asociados, MBA Banco de Inversiones, MBA Sociedad de Bolsa. He has been a partner of Merchant Bankers Asociados since 1992, which was affiliated to Salomon Brothers and the investment company of Nicholas Brady, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury. In addition, he currently serves as deputy director of DGCU, DGCE, Parques Eólicos Australes S.A., CP Renovables, CP Patagones S.A.U., CP Achiras, CP Achiras II S.A.U. and CP La Castellana.
José Manuel Pazos
General Counsel, Head of Legal Area
José Manuel Pazos holds a degree in law from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Utilities’ Economic Regulation from the Universidad Austral. He has served as alternate director of our Board of Directors since 2015. From 1997 to 2002, he served as lawyer of the Argentine Energy Secretariat and Emprendimientos Binacionales S.A. (EBISA), and, from 2003 to 2014, he worked for the law firm, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi. Between 2007 and 2008, he worked for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. Currently he serves as alternate director of CP Renovables, CP La Castellana, CP Achiras and Parques Eólicos Australes S.A.
Rubén Omar López
Business Manager
Rubén Omar López holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been our business manager since 2013. He has more than 30-year experience in the utilities sector, where he has held different positions both in technical and commercial areas. In addition, he served as deputy director at Distrilec Inversora S.A. and EDESUR S.A.
Gabriel Omar Ures
Commercial and Fuels Manager
Gabriel Omar Ures holds a degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Abierta Interamericana, and completed a post-graduate degree in Natural Gas and Electricity Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), and a Management Program at Darden Business School, University of Virginia. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as Energy Movement Manager at AES Argentina Generación S.A., and from 2011 to 2013 he held the Commercial Management position at that company. From 2013 to 2018 he worked as General Manager of Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano S.A., and during 2018, he was the Commercial Manager of the Dock Sud Plant at YPF Luz S.A. Additionally, from 2011 to 2012, Mr. Ures held the vice presidency of AGEERA, and from that date until 2017 he was appointed President of that institution. Since December 2018, he works as the Commercial and Fuels Manager of Central Puerto S.A.
Leonardo Marinaro
Legal Affairs Manager
Leonardo Marinaro holds a degree in law from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He has been our legal affairs manager since 2007. Mr. Marinaro has served as director of La Plata Cogeneración S.A., CTM and Edesur S.A. He is currently a director of TGM, CP Renovables, CP La Castellana, CP Achiras and Parques Eólicos Australes S.A., and alternate director of DGCU, DGCE, ESSA, IGCU and IGCE.
Javier Alejandro Torre
Human Resources Manager
Javier Alejandro Torre holds a degree in Human Resources and a post-graduate degree in Corporate Organization and Management from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He also completed specialization courses at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and at Thunderbird School of Global Management. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Human Resources Coordinator at Deutsche Bank AG. From 1993 to 2011, he worked at Esso Petrolera Argentina SRL, where he performed different human resources tasks in the Fuels Marketing area, both in Argentina and in Chile. When he left that position, he worked as Campana Refinery HR Manager. During 2011 and 2016, he worked as Human Resources and Corporate Matters Manager at LyondellBasell – Petroken PESA, a polypropylene manufacturing company. He has been our Human Resources Manager since March 2016. Moreover, since 2007 he has worked as Associate Professor at Universidad del Salvador in the Human Resources Course of Study.
Rubén Vázquez
Renewable Energy Manager
Rubén Vázquez holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Facultad Regional Buenos Aires. He has been our renewable energy manager since 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in utilities where he held different positions both in technical and commercial areas and gained international utilities experience. He served as market director of Edesur until 2015 and is a member of the board of directors of Edesur and Distrilec Inversora S.A.
Alberto Francisco Minnici
Production Manager
Alberto Francisco Minnici holds a degree in Electric Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Mr. Minnici has 31 years of experience in the electric power industry in the electric power generation segment. He has served as Central Puerto’s Production Manager since 2015. Previously, he served as our Buenos Aires Plant Manager from 2012 to 2015, and Combined Cycle Plant Manager since 2008 to 2012, among others.