Leonardo Paradiso

Industrial Engineer 2005, MBA in Finance 2012, 13+ years in Oil & Gas Industry, mainly in Natural Gas Value Chain. Experience in Projects Planning & Controlling, Managing and Controlling large contracts / agreements,  Strategic Planning, Markets Analysis, Business Development, Technical / Economical Evaluations. Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Italian Citizen. Skype: paradisol leonardo.paradiso@gmail.com – Available February 2019.

Experience with partnerships in more than 20 countries: Asia, Middle East, Europe, America, Latam, and Caribbean, including direct relationship with international Oil & Gas Companies and Governments Representatives, Owners and Shareholders of Natural Gas, Oil Production and Refining Facilities

Skills to work in high performance teams subjected to high levels of demand, strength in elaboration of technical documents as a basis for executive decision making, flexible and adaptable to changing conditions, environments and Challenges.  Willingness to travel.

Windows Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Primavera P6 Project Planner, Primavera Pertmaster Project Risk, Oracle Crystal Ball, FI PP MM SAP ERP Modules, Quest Canary.


PDVSA {October 2006 – November 2018}

Oil & Gas Technical Advisor (Sept 2017 – Nov 2018)

Design of a Certification Program for Venezuela Non-Associated Territorial Sea Gas Reserves to increase them by 60%+. Represented Venezuela to the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF) and OPEC. Evaluation of Exports & Commercialization Projects of Oil Products & Natural Gas that generated the signature of 5+ international agreements with global oil companies and other states.

International Business Development Manager (Italy & Spain)  July 2016 – August 201

Control and execution management of the agreements with ENI and REPSOL Onshore / Offshore Oil & Gas Production and Processing, Refining, Products Trade & Supply. Agreements allows the investors cash flow to make investments needed to increase production for new export markets: Aruba, Colombia and other markets with a FLNG unit.

Planning, Development & Strategy Leader (August 2012 –July 2016)

Design of expansion and increase of production plans of natural gas for the Export Markets. Represented the industrial development for the next 30 years with  investments of US$ +20 billion.

Member of the Natural Gas Production Projects Development and Follow Up Team. Assigned by PDVSA Gas to work with the technical team for the offshore gas production Project Development CARDON IV (ENI / REPSOL) at the Perla field, Venezuela Gulf and the CHEVRON  block 2 of the Deltana platform (Lorán Manatee field between Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago). August 2012 – June 2014

EPCM Project Planning Leader(October 2010 – August 2012)

Member of the startup team for the engineering, procurement and construction Project of a combined cycle thermo electrical plant with the capacity to generate 1.000 MW with natural gas.

International Projects Supervisor (July 2008 – September 2010)

Construction, Engineering Management, Project Planning, Budget, Administration and Technical Economical Analysis as part of the binational Technical Committee ARGENTINA / Venezuela for the execution of the “Facilities for the re-gasification of liquefied natural gas Project in the Republic of Argentina”.

Strategic Planning &Control Engineer  (October 2006 – July2008)

Formulation of Business Plan, organizational growth,KPI´s, budget and goals.  Carry out and follow up of strategies applied to Major Projects with the participation of third party nationals and internationals.  Development, follow up and evaluation of reduction / losses in industrial processes and its impact on the cost of the Natural Gas liquid barrel resulting in more than US$ 10million of savings.

Fractioning Plant and Dispatch at Jose for Engineering, Construction Management and Gas Processing.  Budget Management Support, Project Economic Evaluations, Procurement Control, Performance Evaluation through KPIs and Balanced Scorecards. (Oct 2006 – Oct 2007)

Apoyo C.A: Petroleum Consultants. August 2004 – August 2006

Planning & Control Engineer,  (December 2005 – August 2006). Puerto La Cruz PDVSA Refinery  Basic Engineering applied at theAtmospheric Distillation Tower Revamp DA-1 and DA-2 of the “PDVSA Deep ConversionProject and  Basic Engineering for the“PDVSA–Phillips Merey Crude Desalting Project”

Environmental, Safety &Industrial Hygiene Coordinator (August 2004 – December 2005 for Petrozuata ConocoPhillips / Pdvsa JointVenture: Upgrader October Turnaroundcoordinating TA activities. 

International Events

  • Presentationof “India Energy Challenges and Uncertainties” for an interview panel of thesecretariat in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC (2018),Vienna, Austria.
  • InternationalSeminar (2017) and IV Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), SantaCruz de la Sierra, Plurinational State of Bolivia.
  • RussianEnergy Week (2017) and 19th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas ExportingCountries Forum (GECF), Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • SeveralWorkshops, technical meetings and 5th Meeting of the JMMC,Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC (2017), Vienna, Austria.
  • Executive/Technical Meetings and Workshops in marketing, competition and environment, GECF,Doha, Qatar.
  • Indonesia´sOil & Gas Partnership Program (2017), Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • KazenergyEurasian Forum (2017), Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • SouthAmerican Oil & Gas Congress, Western Venezuela Petroleum Section (2015),Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • InternationalGas Union (IGU) Council Meeting (2015), Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
  • XXIInternational Convention and X international Gas exhibition AVPG (2015) asspecial guest, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • NaturalGas Venezuelan Convention (2014) as COCHAIR. Margarita Island, Venezuela.


  • OS-21Overview of Offshore Systems (2013), John M. Campbell & Co. (JMC), Houston,Texas, USA.
  • G-4Gas conditioning and processing (2012), John M. Campbell & Co. (JMC),Puerto la Cruz,Venezuela.
  • PrimaveraPertmaster Project Risk, Risk Management in Project planning (2011) Geotechdecision, Puertola Cruz,Venezuela.
  • ProjectManagement Program (2008), IESA, Valencia, Venezuela.
  • Finances for non financing executives (2007), IESA,Caracas, Venezuela.
  • KPIsand Balanced Scorecards in Production and Maintenance (2007), GPMA, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.
  • Vehicle Driving Safety (2007), CENADEP, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.
  • Project Cost Control (2006), GPMA, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.
  • Maximizationof a safety leader (Behavioral Science Technology, INC). (2005) Petrozuata,Jose, Venezuela.
  • 3Mmodule: filter service life. (2004) Petrozuata, Jose, Venezuela.
  • BasicSafety Orientation, H2S Risk and Control, Confined Spaces, Defensive driving (2004)Petrozuata, Jose, Venezuela

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