Manuel Buitrago has over 20 years of experience in a broad range of international management, corporate finance, and business development roles working for publicly listed companies. Most recently, Mr. Buitrago was the President and Country Manager for Gran Tierra Energy Mexico and prior to that he was the Senior Finance Manager for Gran Tierra Energy in Colombia. Previously he was the CFO of PetroTiger from 2010 to 2014. Prior to, he held positions of increasing responsibility with British Petroleum in the UK and Europe, Occidental Petroleum in Colombia and MPX and OGX entities in Colombia and Brazil. Mr. Buitrago has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in International Business from Schiller International University, earning the Dean’s List recognition, and holds a Post Graduate Degree in International Accounting from Javeriana University in Colombia. Mr. Buitrago received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University receiving the Distinguished Scholar award. He also earned an MBA at Javeriana University, receiving the academic Order of Merit. He has furthered executive education studies in oil and gas, management, finance and M&A at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, Thunderbird University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Northwestern University.