Nelson Martinez has been named Venezuela’s minister of petroleum, according to Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).
He succeeds Eulogio Del Pino, who was named petroleum minister in 2015 in addition to serving as president of PDVSA (OGJ Online, Aug. 20, 2015). Del Pino has been president since 2014 and retains that role.
Martinez had been president and chief executive officer of Citgo Petroleum Corp., Houston, since 2013 (OGJ Online, June 21, 2013). Earlier, he served as managing director of refining at PDVSA Oriente, executive director of PDVSA America, and general director of PDVSA Argentina.