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Tue, Jun 02



Que Pasa in BRAZIL: Business Dialogues on Latin America

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Que Pasa in BRAZIL: Business Dialogues on Latin America

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Jun 02, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


About the Event

The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta in alliance with Organização Nacional da Indústria do Petróleo, ONIP Brazil would like to extend you an invitation to participate at the upcoming Zoom Webinar “QUE PASA IN BRAZIL” BUSINESS DIALOGUES ON LATIN AMERICA that will take place on Tuesday June 2,  2020 at 9:00 am Calgary time (Mountain Standard Time) as part of our Que Pasa in Latin America Series. The program is a signature CCA event which provides participants with first-hand information, key contacts, and valuable market intelligence to support their efforts to do business in strategic sectors of the Brazilian market.

The Que Pasa in Brazil program is intended to provide a general perspective on the opportunities and challenges that exist for Canadian and Brazilian companies to collaborate in sectors including Energy and Capital/Investment Infrastructure Sectors, which are some of the ones we have identified as strategic in the relationship between Brazil and Canada, particularly with Alberta. Due to the unprecedented circumstances that we all are facing as a result of COVID-19, the webinar can be a good opportunity to share some perspectives on the implications that the pandemic will have on the way of doing business in Brazil.


  • Corey Ruttan, President and CEO, Alvopetro
  • Jonas Lindvall, Chief Executive Officer, Maha Energy
  • Romulo Florentino, Government and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Eneva
  • Carlos Padilla, Investment Officer – Oil and Gas, Apex Brasil
  • Marcio Felix, Vice President, ONIP Brazil


Corey Ruttan, President and CEO, Alvopetro

Corey C. Ruttan is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Alvopetro. Previously, Mr. Ruttan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Petrominerales Ltd. from May 2010 until Petrominerales was acquired by Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. in November 2013. Prior thereto, he was the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Petrominerales since May 2006. From March 2000 to May 2010, Mr. Ruttan was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. and held increasingly senior positions with Petrobank since Petrobank's inception in 2000. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lightstream Resources Ltd. from October 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Ruttan previously served as Vice President of Caribou Capital Corp. from June 1999 to March 2000; Manager Financial Reporting of Pacalta Resources Ltd. from May 1997 to June 1999; and began his career at KPMG from September 1994 to May 1997. Mr. Ruttan obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting from the University of Calgary in 1994 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1997.

Jonas Lindvall, Chief Executive Officer, Maha Energy

Jonas Lindvall is Maha Energy AB’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013. He is member of the Board of Directors Maha Energy AB. Mr. Lindvall holds a B. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Energy Business, both from the University of Tulsa, USA. He is a seasoned senior executive with 25 years of international experience in the upstream oil and gas industry across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He has five years experience as Sr. Drilling Manager at Talisman Energy, four years experience as Managing Director of Tethys Oil AB (publ) Oman subsidiary, two years experience with Shell Oil and eight years experience with Lundin Oil.

Romulo Florentino, Government and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Eneva

Romulo is a bachelor’s in international Relations, holds a Master’s degree in public policy and Development by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is an MBA candidate at the University of Manchester. With experience in international trade within the British diplomatic mission in Rio de Janeiro, Romulo joined the oil and gas sector at Shell. Since then, he acted in JOA management, business development, R&D, landowner management and regulation. Currently coordinates Public Policy and Government Relations at Eneva, leading company’s interactions with the Federal Government, states, and municipalities.

Carlos Padilla, Investment Officer – Oil and Gas, Apex Brasil

Oil&Gas Investment officer for Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Agency for Exports and Investment Promotion.  Master’s in international business development, specialized in knowledge management, business process management (BPM), project management and strategic planning.  Leader of the BPP program – Brazilian Petroleum Partnerships program designed to foster partnerships between Brazilian and foreign companies to develop international business opportunities in Brazil and abroad.

Marcio Felix, Vice President, ONIP Brazil – Moderator and Co-Host

Marcio Felix is the CEO in EnP Energy Platform since March 2020. Mr. Felix is the former Deputy Minister and Secretary of Oil, Gas, and Biofuels, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil, he has lengthy and consistent experience in the Energy Sector, especially in the oil and gas industry. Marcio worked for Flopetrol-Schlumberger and Petrobras, starting as an oilfield engineer, then moving into several management positions in the Exploration and Production. Mr. Felix was also Secretary for Economic Development of the State of Espirito Santo, Brazil. Mr. Felix holds engineering degrees from the University of Brasilia (Electronics) and Petrobras University (Petroleum), an MBA from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Miguel Cortines, President and Executive Director, Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta

Miguel is the President and Executive Director of The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta and Founder of Casa Mexico Foundation. Miguel's expertise includes more than a decade of international business development experience promoting trade and investment opportunities between Canadian and Latin American businesses. His expertise includes providing strategic advice and facilitation services to companies interested in expanding their operations to Mexico and Latin America. Miguel’s main responsibilities include international trade and market research, evaluation of business opportunities, B2B international negotiations, corporate and government relations, conferences, and trade shows planning. Miguel has also a solid accounting and financial background with expertise in project planning, financial analysis, and budgeting. Miguel’s previous expertise includes working with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director of Economic Affairs and Community Relations with the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary. Miguel's experience also includes working for dmg events Canada, organizers of the Global Petroleum Show, where he managed the Latin America portfolio and the relationship with diverse NOC’s in the region including PEMEX, PDVSA, CNOOC and Perupetro, among others.


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