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BIOGRAPHY

Amalia Olivera-Riley is a recognized energy industry leader with nearly 30 years of experience. Her strengths lie in technical and organizational leadership, with vision to transform and streamline. She has extensive experience in global exploration portfolio management and strategy development, government relations and joint venture management. Her career in a spectrum of companies from super-major to small independent across continents (ExxonMobil, Repsol, Tullow Oil) provides a breadth of perspectives. Her focus is on generating impact on individuals and organizations in areas of energy strategy, leadership, and transformation.  She is currently an external advisor with Bain and Company, and serves on the board of Lean In Energy and Sustainability, leading the growth of the Europe network supporting women in the Energy Industry.

She obtained a degree in Geology in 1989 from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a PhD in Geosciences from Purdue University (USA) in 1995.  She was awarded Outstanding Alumni from Purdue University (2008), and more recently distinguished as Top 275 Global Female Influencers by the Energy Council (2020). As an active member of the professional community, Amalia has published and presented a number of papers on a broad variety of topics.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Houston chapter of the IAPG (2009-2013), serving as treasurer, Vice-President and President.

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