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Marcela Vaca

General Director, GeoPark

Marcela Vaca has served as director for Colombia at GeoPark since 2012. Previously, she served for nine years as the general manager of Hupecol Group, where she was responsible for supervising all areas of the company as well as managing relationships with Ecopetrol, the National Agency of Hidrocarburos (ANH), the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Colombian Ministry of Environment, and other governmental agencies. Vaca has served in the legal departments of a number of companies in Colombia, including Empresa Colombiana de Carbón Ltda. (which later merged with INGEOMINAS). From 2000 to 2003, she served as legal and administrative manager at GHK Company Colombia. She holds a holds a degree in law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a master’s in commercial law from the same university, and a master of laws degree from Georgetown University.