Dr. Ernesto Rios Patron

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Dr. Ernesto Rios Patron

Director General
Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo

The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), created on August 23, 1965, is Mexico’s research center dedicated to the petroleum industry. Its main objectives are to carry out technological research and development, provide engineering and technical services, training, awarding degrees, the commercialization of the results of research and technological development and to participate in strategic and technological joint ventures.

As a Public Research Center, the Mexican Petroleum Institute has the Mission of transforming knowledge into technology and services with value to the petroleum industry. Its Vision is to be a world class Public Research Center with well recognized employees, with technologies and services contributing to the development of the petroleum industry.


Professional experience

General Director of the Mexican Petroleum Institute from January 28, 2015

PEMEX:
Project Development Assistant Director of Corporate Operations, August 2010 to 27 January 2015
Development Assistant Director of Corporate Operations , August 2010 to 27 January 2015.

IMP:
In charge of the Office of the Corporate Engineering and Project Development , February to October 2010.
Corporate Director of Planning and Institutional Development , August 2005 - January 2010
Operating Project Coordinator, November 2004 - July 2005
Strategic Planning Manager , May 2002 - October 2004
Consultant McKinsey and Company Branch Asociado.- Mexico , February 2000 - April 2002
Process Engineer.- Bufete Industrial, Engineer Designs and Projects.


Academic training
PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1997-2000 , entitled
Master of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1995-1996 , entitled
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico , 1988-1992 , entitled