As Co-founder and Managing Director of EnerChemTek, Inc., Dr. Mauricio Dávila oversees all management activities of the company, including the firm’s natural gas/LNG and petrochemicals technical advisory services, as well as all the web-based services such as an online corporate training platform (EnerChemTek Academy), and interactive databases, market simulation models and polyolefins process technologies (EnerChemTek Analytics). Mauricio has more than 20 years of experience and has been recently a technical advisor devising feedstock and raw materials purchasing strategies for North American petrochemical players, and has advised in four different international projects involving evaluating the global natural gas/LNG value chain from source to final consumer for utilization in the oil refining, power generation, industrial, and transportation sectors in North and Latin America.
Before co-founding EnerChemTek, Inc., Mauricio spent 7 years as a Senior Consultant in the Chemicals and Energy Practice of SRI Consulting in California and also worked for 5 years as an investment banker for Banamex (now Citibank Banamex) and Serfin (now Santander Serfin). He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iberoamericana University, an M.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in political economics from Laval University in Canada. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, where he conducted research on the natural gas and petrochemical sectors in Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese, proficient in Italian and knowledgeable in German and Arabic.