Main Officers

The following table includes information on our senior management:

Name Position
Marcos Marcelo Mindlin Chairman and CEO
Marcos Marcelo Mindlin, born in January 19, 1964, has been member of Pampa Energía’s Board of Directors since June 2006, and currently serving as CEO. From 1991 to 2003, Mr. Mindlin was shareholder, vice-chairman and Chief Financial Officer of IRSA, a leading Argentine real estate company. Additionally, Mr. Mindlin served as vice-president of Alto Palermo S.A., a leading owner and operator of shopping centers in Buenos Aires, and as vice-president of Cresud S.A.I.C., one of the largest listed agricultural companies in Argentina. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Mindlin also served as a director and member of the executive committee of Banco Hipotecario, the leading mortgage bank in Argentina. Mr. Mindlin has extensive expertise in Latin America through his roles in Brazil Realty in Brazil and Fondos de Valores Inmobiliarios in Venezuela. In November 2003, Mr. Mindlin resigned from IRSA to focus his work on Grupo EMES (formerly Grupo Dolphin). Currently, Mr. Mindlin is shareholder and chairman of Grupo EMES. In addition, Mr. Mindlin founded and manages a non-political organization called “Fundación para la Iniciativa Popular” whose purpose is to relieve hunger among Argentine children and promote related political reforms. Mr. Mindlin is also chairman of the board of the executive committee of Tzedaka, a leading Jewish-Argentine foundation, and is member of the Council of the Americas. Mr. Mindlin holds an MBA from the CEMA University (Center of Macroeconomic Studies), and a degree in economics from the Buenos Aires University.
Gustavo Mariani Executive vice president, power generation and new businesses director
Gustavo Mariani, born on September 9, 1970, has been member of Pampa Energía’s Board of Directors since November 2005 and serves as director of power generation and new businesses. Mr. Mariani is shareholder and director of Grupo EMES (formerly Grupo Dolphin), having joined that company as an analyst in 1993 and having served as investment portfolio manager. In addition, Mr. Mariani is a member of the management board of “Fundación Pampa Energía Comprometidos con la Educación”. Mr. Mariani holds a degree in economics from the Belgrano University and an MBA from the CEMA University.
Ricardo Alejandro Torres Executive vice president, electricity distribution and administration director
Ricardo Alejandro Torres, born on March 26, 1958, has been member of Pampa Energía’s Board of Directors since November 2005 and serves as director of electricity distribution and administration. Moreover, Mr. Torres serves as chairman and CEO of Edenor, our electricity distribution utility subsidiary. Previously, Mr. Torres was partner at Darwin Inversiones. From 1993 and 2001 Mr. Torres served as financial director of IRSA, a leading Argentine real estate company, and as a director of Alto Palermo and Brazil Realty. Currently, Mr. Torres is partner of Todos Capital and Pop Argentina. Mr. Torres holds a degree in Public Accounting from the Buenos Aires University and a MBA from the Business School at Austral University.
Damián Miguel Mindlin Executive vice president, procurement, assets security and marketing director
Damián Miguel Mindlin, born on January 3, 1966, has been member of Pampa Energía’s Board of Directors since November 2005 and serves as director of procurement, assets security and marketing director. Mr. Mindlin is shareholder and vice-president of Grupo EMES (formerly Grupo Dolphin), having joined that company in 1991. Since November 2003, Mr. Mindlin serves as Grupo Dolphin’s investment portfolio manager. Moreover, Mr. Mindlin is currently the Vice Chairman of the management board of “Fundación Pampa Energía Comprometidos con la Educación”.
Gabriel Cohen Executive director of corporate finance
Gabriel Cohen, born on September 11, 1964, serves as executive director of corporate finance and has been an alternate director of Pampa Energía since 2006, director of Transener since 2004, and director of Petrolera Pampa since 2014. Previously, Mr. Cohen worked at Citibank, N.A. for fifteen years, serving at the bank’s offices in Buenos Aires and Paris, where he held different positions in Financial Control, Treasury, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and debt restructuring processes. Mr. Cohen holds a degree in business administration from the Buenos Aires University.
Horacio Jorge Tomás Turri Executive director oil and gas
Horacio Jorge Tomás Turri, born on March 19, 1961. Currently, Mr. Turri is executive director of oil and gas of Pampa Energía. Previously, he was director of business development and CEO of Petrolera Pampa. Before Pampa, Mr. Turri was CEO of Central Puerto S.A. Also, from August 1997 to March 2000, Mr. Turri was Chief Executive Officer of Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Águila. From 1994 to 1997 he was Chief Executive Officer of Gener Argentina S.A. Prior to 1994, he was Development Assistant Manager at Central Puerto S.A. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Turri worked as investment project’s analyst for the oil, gas, and electricity sectors at SACEIF Luis Dreyfus. He also worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. and Schlumberger Wireline in 1987-1990 and 1985-1987, respectively. Mr. Turri is an industrial engineer and received his degree at Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires.
María Carolina Sigwald Executive director of legal affairs
María Carolina Sigwald, born on November 15, 1967. She is executive director of legal affairs of the Company since November 2017. She started her professional career as a legal counsel in Central Puerto after its privatization and then joined Chadbourne & Parke in New York, and later joined the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in Washington. Ms. Sigwald returned to Argentina in 1998 as founding partner of Law Firm Díaz Bobillo, Sigwald & Vittone, where she performed as external advisor for energy companies, Pampa Energia among them. Before entering Pampa, between 2015 and 2017 Ms. Sigwald was director of regulatory and legal affairs at Edenor, our electricity distribution subsidiary. Moreover, she holds seat at Transportadora de Gas del Sur’s and Telefónica de Argentina’s board of directors. Ms. Sigwald obtained her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, where she graduated with honors.
Mariano Batistella Executive director of planning, strategy and affiliates
Mariano Batistella, born on July 31, 1982. He has been an alternate director of the Company since 2013. He currently serves as executive director of planning, strategy and affiliates of the Company. Mr. Batistella worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Batistella holds a degree in business administration from the San Andrés University and has a postgraduate degree in finance from the same institution.
Ariel Schapira Executive director of downstream
Ariel Schapira, born on March 12, 1962. Since 2007, he has been director to several companies related to Grupo EMES (formerly Grupo Dolphin). He currently serves as executive director of downstream and petrochemicals of the Company. Mr. Schapira worked as regional director for Telefónica regional VP for Bellsouth International USA, executive director for Movicom, CEO of Radiomensaje (Motorola IND) and CEO of Pouyet Tecsel. Mr. Schapira holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Buenos Aires University.