Updated 01/24/2021 9:14 AM
The new power map within YPF marks
two leading figures
: the next president
and the CEO,
There are also other relevant names:
(CFO, Finance Director),
- Vice President of Services- and
Santiago "Patucho" Alvarez
, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Marketing, and a kind of
representative of the Kirchner family in the company.
González, who has not yet assumed or been appointed, comes from being
Alicia Kirchner's deputy governor
in Santa Cruz.
Néstor Kirchner's sister would have had a greater influence than supposed in this appointment, in tune with her nephew
(head of the Frente de Todos bench) and
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
He is a man of the "project", as Kirchnerism likes to call itself.
Own and others recognize him capacity for work and willingness to conciliate.
In the union conflicts between YPF and the unions in Santa Cruz, he was seen as someone who collaborated rather than criticized, according to former YPF executives.
Student in the
diploma in Hydrocarbon Law at the Austral University, it
is estimated that he will have a green card from the Executive Power.
"I don't see it in a presentation to the SEC or to investors, a quality that (Guillermo) Nielsen could have," says another interlocutor who negotiated with González.
In the market they believe that González will try to
defend the provinces,
so that they benefit from YPF's policy and that will help him in his image.
"He knows the
Gulf basin and Tierra del Fuego well,
" says someone who is not from his political space.
The policy already reads that this blessing to González in YPF as a prelude for him to run as a
candidate for governor in Santa Cruz.
The same is predicted for
the Secretary of Energy, from Neuquén, who would aspire to be president there.
Sergio Affronti is the CEO, responsible for the day-to-day running of the company.
, former president of YPF, proposed him as part of a shortlist of candidates for consideration by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Affronti took over and had to spearhead a
debt restructuring, a voluntary retirement plan
and other measures to weather losses: this year, YPF posted
a negative operating result of US $ 1.46 billion.
Affronti took over and implemented a controversial measure - the
a support price for local oil production - that Affronti endorsed and Nielsen refused to endorse.
It also displaced most of the management that had worked with the previous president,
His knowledge of the industry is certified by his peers.
Alejandro Lew took center stage in recent days.
He is the CFO, Director of Finance, and oversees the attempted new debt swap.
His brother, Sergio Lew, was the CEO of the Argentine branch of Banco Santander until weeks ago.
And Alejandro was
vice president of JP Morgan, managing director of HSBC and CFO of Genneia
“He had a very successful career, so he has a good financial position.
He is doing this because he wants to help YPF ”, describes another businessman who knows him.
Carlos Alfonsi has worked at YPF since 1986
Carlos Alfonsi has worked at YPF since 1986
His position is Vice President of Services.
He knows all the details of the company,
almost like nobody else.
He has had relationships with all the most important executives over 25 years and there is no person at YPF who is unaware of his influence.
When the current administration removed Daniel González (who was CEO in the previous administration), several believed that Alfonsi was going to be appointed to that position.
Santiago “Patucho” Alvarez is Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Marketing.
Manages the advertising box
of the largest company in the country.
He was the owner of Télam
in the second term of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
He is a camper completely aligned with Máximo Kirchner.
Another career executive at YPF is
It arrived in 2012 by the hand of Galuccio.
He continued in relevant positions at the oil company during the Cambiemos administration.
In 2020, he dedicated himself to
reducing the costs of the contracts
that YPF had with its suppliers.
He was vice president of Supply Chain, but was transferred to Special Projects.
He is also one of those who understands the corridors of the Puerto Madero tower - the one that is now for sale - like few others.
YPF in the hands of Cristina and La Cámpora
YPF advised the market that it will pay a debt of US $ 63 million on time and the share bounced 7%