Carlos Bulgheroni, Argentine businessman, Died at 71

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Carlos Alberto Bulgheroni was born on March 9, 1945, and died on September 3, 2016.

He was an Argentine businessman prominent in the nation’s energy sector, and the country’s richest man at the time of his death.

Carlos Bulgheroni joined his father Alejandro in Bridas Corporation, founded by the Bulgheroni family in 1948 and by the 1970s one of the largest private firms in the Argentine energy sector.

However, senior Bulgheroni died in 1985 and left a controlling stake in the firm to Carlos and his elder brother, Alejandro.

He became the firm’s chief political point man, establishing good working relationships with the various administrations in power since 1983.

Carlos Bulgheroni was named president and chairman in 1993; president of the BP-controlled PanAmerican Energy in 1997; of Allis-Chalmers’s energy unit in 2006; and of EDIC, a company specializing in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the North African, Russian, Central Asian, and Middle and Far Eastern markets.

Previously, he served as co-chairman of the International Committee at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and currently serves as a member there.

Bulgheroni was the founder and current partner of the U.S. & Argentine Caucus.

Carlos was named Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

And also served as president of the Argentine Business Council, as a member of the Business Advisory Board of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, as president and representative for Mercosur from 1990 to 2002 for the Mercosur European Business Forum, and as a member of the Executive Board of the ICC in Paris.

Carlos Bulgheroni passed away at 71 years old.