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Gran Tierra Energy: Julian Garcia to lead Colombia management team

Staff writer | Calgary, AB, Canada | November 24, 2009
Gran Tierra EnergyNovember 24, 2009, Calgary, AB, Canada - Gran Tierra Energy Inc., an oil and gas company, announced that it has appointed Julian Garcia as president of Gran Tierra Energy, Colombia.
Mr. Garcia has more than 25 years of petroleum industry experience in Colombia and internationally.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration and production operations, commercial, finance, project management and strategic leadership.

Mr. Garcia has held a range of progressively senior positions, technical and financial, at companies including Ecopetrol, BP, and the National Hydrocarbon Agency, where he was Technical Director.

Most recently, he was General Manager for Emerald Energy Plc Colombia, where the company grew reserves 10-fold in less than five years.

Mr. Garcia holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering and a Masters in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes, a Masters in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University USA, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Birmingham UK.