Keith Jesudasan, VP & Managing Director, NExT Schlumberger
Keith Jesudasan is an experienced professional in the upstream oil and gas industry and has key expertise is HR Strategies and specifically in Training and Competency Management. Within Schlumberger, he has held several key roles such as HR Director, Training Manager and VP for Training and Development. He has led and managed diverse teams from field operations to petrotechnical professionals across the globe which lends him a strong appreciation of diverse business environments and cultures. His varied exposure has given him specialized knowledge in establishing strong practices in competency management that create operational teams to drive business growth and deliver results. He is passionate about people development as it forms the foundation of a successful organization.
Keith is the VP and Managing Director for NExT, a Schlumberger Company, catering to training and competency development of petrotechnical professionals in the oil and gas industry.

Massimiliano Valenti is currently Human Resources VP for projects and activities carried on by Eni in Mozambique and he’s currently based in UK (Basingstoke) as Human Resources Director of Eni Mozambique Engineering Ltd., Eni’s engineering company hosting the three main projects in the country (Coral South and Mamba’s giant reservoir development, Upstream and LNG Onshore).

After having worked for TelecomItalia Group in Italy and for Walmart Group in the US, 17 years ago he joined Snamprogetti Spa, former Eni’s Engineering Owner where he started an international career in human resources management.

After an international assignment in Doha (Qatar), he was in charge of several start-up projects as the implementation of Snamprogetti Management Services SA, Geneva (Switzerland) and the establishment of a multidisciplinary engineering centre in Bucharest (Snamprogetti Romania Srl).

His adventure within Eni Spa started in 2006 after joining the E&P division when, based in Moscow for three years, he was responsible for carrying  on  human  resources  management activities relevant to a USD 4,4 billion project in Western Siberia.

After having supported the re-organization of Eni Norge from Stavanger (Norway) to start-up Goliath project in the Barents Sea, he joined Eni Corporate to update and implement the overall Eni’s Group International Mobility Policy.

More recently, he’s been based in London as Managing Director of Eni International Resources Ltd, Eni’s international employer of high caliber human resources geared towards an international career.


Antonella Caruso is currently Vice President Education & Training at Eni Corporate University, the service company that provides, among other services, training for Eni companies, in Italy and abroad (an average of 1 million hours for year).

More than 50% of the training investments are abroad and focused on core business and core competences. ECU contributes to enhance partnership with universities, business schools and training institutions of excellence, supporting the development of a distinctive and internal know how (Eni Faculty), together with innovative training and educational methodologies and technologies.

She has 25 years of experience in Human Resources in the fields of recruiting, training, performance management, career development, change management, internal communication, compensation, HR planning and management.

She joined Eni in 1996, and worked in the HR Function of different business areas (gas&power, international gas transportation, exploration & production, trading). During these years, she enhanced her expertise through business turnaround, having the opportunity to experience many business changes (transportation and commercial activities unbundling, building of the new midstream business, various international contexts management and new projects start-up).

Before joining Eni, Antonella worked in HR specialist roles for a mid-size organization in the Insurance industry for 4 years.

She holds a degree in Law from University of Milan, 1991.

Jorge Alfonso Mendoza-Amuchástegui has 32 years of professional experience at the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), with more than 15 years of involvement in business development as Director of Exploration and Production Services, Technological Coordinator and Manager of Geophysical Prospecting Services. In the matters of ​​R&D, he has served as senior researcher in exploration seismology, specializing in numerical simulation of wave propagation and seismic migration. He has authored and co-authored 26 technical papers and presented 35 papers in congresses and symposia.

He is a Geophysical Engineer (1984) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)  and holds a Master of Science (1991) degree in Geophysics from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Houston, where he also served as research assistant (1990-1991) in the Seismic Acoustics Laboratory.

Lecturer in the Graduate Studies Division of the School of Engineering, UNAM, from 1992 to 2004, he has conducted 6 master’s theses and 3 undergraduate theses.

He is an active member of the Academy of Engineering, where he has served as Secretary and Chair of the Geophysical Engineering Specialty Commission.

The professional societies to which he belongs are: Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Mexican Association of Geophysical Exploration (AMGE), and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).