Saturday, May 23, 2009
Asdrúbal Chávez obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Universdad de Los Andes in 1979. He began his career in the oil industry that same year, at the El Palito refinery in central Venezuela.
Chávez is currently the vice president of refining, trade and supply at PDVSA. Since January 2005, he has been a director of PDVSA and CITGO, the president of PDV Marina, and the PDVSA representative at various affiliates and joint ventures.
He also acted as the leader of the team that negotiated the 2004-2006 Collective Labor Contract.
Outside of his roles within PDVSA, in 2000 he was assigned to the Ministry of Production and Commerce, to assist with its restructuring.