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Felipe Bayón

Chief Executive Officer, Ecopetrol Group

  • Felipe Bayón, 55, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ecopetrol Group, the largest oil and gas conglomerate in Colombia and one of the largest in Latin America.

  • Mr. Bayón holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes and has over 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Before assuming as Chief Executive Officer in September 2017, he served as Ecopetrol´s Chief Operating Officer. During that time, he oversaw the upstream, midstream, downstream, technology, engineering, projects and marketing operations, as well as the research and innovation areas.

  • For more than 20 years, he worked at BP in Colombia and in international operations. Most recently, a s Senior Vice President of BP America and Head of Global Deepwater Response. From 2005 to 2010, he was Regional President of BP Southern Cone (South America). Prior to 2005, he worked in BP’s headquarters as Chief of Staff to the Upstream CEO and Head of the Executive Office for Exploration and Production.

  • Mr. Bayón joined BP Colombia in 1995 as a Project Engineer, where he held various positions before becoming Vice President of Operations. He started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1991.

  • In 2020, Mr. Bayón was nominated and awarded by top executives from different sectors as “Executive of the year 2019” in the 17 th version of the survey led by “La Republica”, one of the most renown business newspapers in Colombia. Mr. Bayon received this award on behalf of all the company’s employees.