Eugenia Benavides B.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, attended Marymount College of Virginia, USA and the Universidad del Norte, Colombia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and also has a post-graduate degree in International Business Management -Universidad Javeriana, and one in Maritime Transportation and Port Legislation in Pronaval, Colombia.
Since 1984, Eugenia has worked with Colombian downstream major oil company Organización Terpel , handling various positions, such as sales assistant, marketing director, operations, sales, commercial manager and company’s legal representative prior to the merger between Terpel del Norte and Organización Terpel. For the past fifteen years, she has worked solely in the marine business being currently Director of Marine Fuels and she has been an active member of various professional and community organizations such as ABSA, ACSA, Actuar Famiempresas, Marymount Alumni Association, Marymount School Parents Association, Gran Central de Abastos, SACSA, Promitel and Transoccidente.
Eugenia has also been a speaker at the Bunker New Orleans Conference 2000, Maritime Week Americas MWA Miami 2010, MWA Cartagena 2011, MWA Panama 2014, MWA Cartagena 2015, Panama Maritime 2017 and a panelist at the Maritime week Americas Miami 2012, IBIA Convention in Cancun 2015 and IBIA convention in Gibraltar 2016. She has been session chairman at the IBIA convention Dubai 2012
She conducted the IBIA Bunker basic course in Spanish in MWA Ft Lauderdale 2016, Cartagena 2015, Panama 2012 and 2014,
Eugenia was an IBIA board member from April 2011 to April 2018. From 2016 to 2018 she was honorary treasurer and convention committee chairman and participated in the marketing, communication and finance working groups.