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Ivan J. Romo


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Sonpetrol México
Paseo de la Reforma 412-7,
Juárez, 06600

T. 011 52 55 41235136


Iván J. Romo is Chief Executive Officer of Sonpetrol México an oil & gas drilling company part of Sonpetrol Group (SG). SG has more than 50 years of experience providing technical assistance, drilling & work-over on shore and offshore, geothermal and mining survey in all continents.

He has solid international experience in commercial and labor consultancy, litigation and insolvency cases which helps him to provide a general perspective in business development around the world.

Before becoming CEO, Mr. Romo participated in the most relevant insolvency cases in Mexico as REFA Mexicana, Vitro, Mexicana de Aviación, Oceanografía, Altos Hornos de México and others. Nowadays, he collaborates as Off-Counsel for relevant bankruptcy cases. He was involved in high profile arbitration and litigation cases as the millionaire disputes that COMMISA and CONPROCA had with PEMEX. He also participated in the acquisition made by Anheuser-Busch In Bev to Grupo Modelo.

He has given conferences, lectures and TV interviews in countries as Mexico, USA, Spain, Italy, France, Japan and the United Kingdom. Also, he has given classes in undergraduate, diploma and masters levels at very prestigious institutions as Escuela Libre de Derecho in which he is joint professor of the Insolvency course, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Universidad Panamericana, Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Hidalgo and the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

He is an active member of the Mexican Bar Association and currently he is the Subcoordinator of the Energy Commission. He is also member of the International Insolvency Institute NextGen Program, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Concursal and INSOL International.

He obtained his Law Degree with honorable mention from Escuela Libre de Derecho. He obtained his Master in Business Administration in Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, and his degree of Master in Global Management in Tulane University, USA. Currently, he is PhD candidate in Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIJ-UNAM), Mexico.

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