Patricia Vega

Founder & CEO, Quantum New Energy

Global Energy Leader and Digital Industrial Transformation Pioneer with 20 years of progressive experience developing strategies to maximize business performance and building effective teams who deliver results; Curious, resilient, resourceful lifelong learner with unique competitive insight gained working for multinationals across multiple sectors. Strong business acumen, market knowledge, multi-industry expertise and a natural ability to understand customer challenges to translate them into expansion opportunities, embracing new ways, and leading transformation programs that energize teams, drive enthusiastic customer focused constructive culture, deliver operational excellence. Lead transparently and collaboratively with uncompromised respect for human values, and business ethics, fostering diverse and inclusive work environments conducive to maximize team contribution and business results.

Prior to this, she worked for GE serving as Global President of the Evaluation & Optimization business, President of GE Oil & Gas Latin American and member of GE’s Regional Board of Directors. Prior to joining GE, Patricia led the Digital Asset strategy for Reservoir Production Solutions in Halliburton and had a progressive career from divisional project manager to corporate director with Baker Hughes. Patricia started her career as a field operation engineer with BP and Schlumberger.

Patricia earned her B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, her M.S. in Technology Development and Engineering Management from Oklahoma State University and her M.B.A. in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Patricia also has a certificate in Energy Innovation & Emergent Technology from Stanford University. She served as member of GE’s Diversity Council, chair of the Health Ahead Program for GE O&G, and executive sponsor for the Women’s Network for GE`s Technology Center. Her professional affiliations include the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Women in Technology International.