Quito, Nov 21 (EFE) .- The public company Petroecuador has a new general manager, chemical engineer Carlos Tejada, who will succeed Byron Ojeda, who resigned this month after five months in office, the state company said today in a statement.
The designation of Tejada occurred on November 17 by the board of the public company of hydrocarbons of Ecuador, says the note.
The company has tried in recent months to leave behind a stage punctuated by corruption and turn to "transparency" and "efficiency" in the development of its work, Ojeda said last October, before his resignation.
The new manager is a chemical engineer, graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine) and has master's degrees in Chemical Engineering, Systems and Computing and Business Administration with an emphasis in Integrated Management.
Her most recent position was as manager of Refining in Petroecuador and in his professional life he has served as assistant manager of Planning and Industries of the Ecuadorian Petroleum State Corporation (CEPE); Petroindustrial operations and responsible in different areas related to the sector in countries such as the United States and Iraq.
Tejada has also been a professor at the universities Central de Ecuador and Santiago de Guayaquil, member of the American Quality Association (ASQ) and the International Registry of Certified Auditors (IRCA).
His predecessor resigned from unexpectedly on November 6, which led the public company to reassure interlocutors from companies in China and Thailand interested in improving conditions for sale anticipated crude.
The oil company directly or through association agreements with third parties assumes the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits in the territory and sea Ecuadorians.
Ecuador, which is the smallest member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), produces more than 500,000 barrels a day of crude oil.
Oil and derivatives is the main export product and its sale finances almost a quarter of the fiscal budget, 7,500 million for the gross domestic product (GDP) of Ecuador.