REMS General Counsel at Schlumberger
Senior lawyer with more than 23 years of multinational experience, 14 of them in the oil & gas service industry. Highly motivated and results-driven legal and compliance professional who performs best as a trusted advisor to management providing business-oriented legal advice. Professional career started after graduating from law school at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, as an associate at a medium-sized law firm in Bogota. From there, recruited by oil & gas service company Schlumberger as Legal Counsel for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador based in Colombia and after four years promoted to Legal Counsel for Mexico and Central America, based in Mexico City, where oilfield operations are significantly larger. The next role was Senior Compliance Counsel for Latin America based in Rio de Janeiro, facing complex compliance and regulatory challenges across the region and proactively providing compliance risk management. Subsequently, appointed General Counsel for all operations in Latin America, managing a team of more than 50 legal and contracts professionals. The next role within Schlumberger was Global: General Counsel for Research, Engineering & Manufacturing based in Houston for all engineering and manufacturing facilities, with significant exposure to related areas of law such as intellectual property and trade control. Recently, appointed as General Counsel for Valves & Measurement in Houston, also a global role for a product line that was recently acquired by Schlumberger. A well-rounded business lawyer and a solid career in a male dominated industry, fueled by hard work and dedication.
World traveler fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese and enjoying the multicultural environment and lifestyle in Houston. Currently finishing an LLM in US Law at University of Houston.