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Marquis Who's Who Honors Ricardo Falck Valenca Palagi, MBA, for Expertise in Oil and Gas

Ricardo Falck Valenca Palagi, MBA, is noted for his expertise in oil products trading

He currently serves as a Senior Petrochemicals Trader at Ecopetrol US.

    HOUSTON, TX, May 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ricardo Falck Valenca Palagi, MBA, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Palagi is a seasoned professional with a rich history in the oil trading industry. He currently serves as a Senior Petrochemicals Trader at Ecopetrol US in Houston. With an impressive tenure that spans over 15 years, Mr. Palagi has cultivated deep expertise not only in petrochemicals, but in all specialty products as well as in middle distillates trading.

Leveraging his former success, Mr. Palagi's journey in the industry began in Rio de Janeiro at Petrobras in 2006, where he honed his skills as Products Trader. His trajectory continued in London at the Petrobras Europe trading desk as a Base Oils Trader between 2010 and 2014 and further evolved at Petrobras Americas in Houston from 2015 to 2019, where he mastered as a Specialty Products and Petcoke Trader.

Before joining Ecopetrol US, Mr. Palagi spent five years at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Initially taking on the role of a Senior Trader from 2020 to 2023, he was responsible for significant results before moving into international business development. Underpinning his dedication and persistence throughout his career, Mr. Palagi notably had the opportunity to present at the ICIS World Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in New York, the most prestigious event in this industry.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Palagi earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He later pursued a Master of Business Administration with a focus on marketing from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, graduating in 1998.

Mr. Palagi's ability to form meaningful connections and foster positive relationships has been instrumental in his success. It has also facilitated his professional growth and allowed him to travel extensively, immersing himself in diverse cultures. Looking toward future success, Mr. Palagi aims to deepen his understanding of renewables and decarbonization, representing the industry's energy transition as well as the incorporation of IA in the oil industry.

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