Executive Management


Mrs. Vanessa Flores (Managing Director)

Industrial Engineer from Santa Maria University, Caracas, with Master degree in Financial Management from Metropolitana University, Caracas. Since its initiation in the Venezuelan oil industry in 2003, Flores has held several analytical and leadership positions such as Senior Analyst of Refinery Economics, Leader of Refining Management Evaluation and Leader of New Refining Business. In 2014, she was appointed Manager of Refinery Planning at PDVSA, whose role is amongst others to integrate and consolidate the planning and control processes of the National Refining System. As of September 2017, Mrs. Flores holds the position of Managing Director of Refineria Isla Curaçao B.V.


Mr. Karel van Haren (Deputy Managing Director)

Mr. Karel van Haren (Deputy Managing Director)

Mechanical Engineering degree (Master) from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. From 1983 to 1985 worked for Shell Curacao as technologist in the Distillation and Conversion sections.
Joined the Isla refinery in 1985 and since then occupied different technical, supervisory and managerial functions in the areas of Process Engineering, Utilities, Safety & Environmental Control and Operations.
Mr. Van Haren holds the position of Deputy Manager Director since August 2014.


Mr. Ricardo Servage (Operations Manager)

Chemical Engineering degree (Master) from the University of Twente. Mr. Servage started to work at Refineria Isla in 1992. During the first 20 years he occupied several technical and supervisory positions in the Process Engineering department. Since the end of 2011, he started to work in the Operational department as Superintendent of the Cracking and Conversion area. In February 2017 Mr. Servage was assigned Operations Manager.


Mr. David de Haseth (Technical Services Manager)

DaviddeHaseth

Applied Physics degree (Master) from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Joined the Isla refinery in 1995 and has since occupied different technical and supervisory positions in the areas of Process Engineering and Operations. Mr. De Haseth held the position of Operations Manager from January 2014 until February 2017. In March 2017 Mr. de Haseth was appointed Technical Services Manager.


Mr. Gino Mambi (Refinery Project Manager)

Mr. Gino Mambi (Technical Services Manager)

Bachelor and Master degrees Chemical Engineering. Graduated at the Polytechnic Institute (HTS) Dordrecht, the Netherlands and at the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Started his career in 1986 at Volvo Car B.V., the Netherlands and joined the Isla refinery in August 1987. He occupied several positions in the Process Technology, Operations and Programming departments. Since 2009 he occupied managerial positions at the Bullenbay terminal and Technical Services administration. Mr. Mambi was appointed Technical Services Manager from August 2011 until the end of February 2017. As from March 2017, Mr. Mambi holds the position of Refinery Project Manager.


Mr. Edmundo Mirabal (Shutdown Manager)

Mr. Mirabal

Materials Engineer from Simón Bolívar University, Caracas with Doctorate degree in Physics & Chemistry from Université de Dijon, France. In 1984 he joined PDVSA-Intevep working in research and technical assistance for the Venezuelan oil industry. He works at the Isla refinery since 1991. He occupied different technical and supervisory positions in the areas of Corrosion & Metallurgy as Senior Engineer and Department Head, Inspection Department Head and Reliability Superintendent. In 2005 he was appointed Manager of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Turnaround. One year later, in 2006, he was appointed Shutdown Manager and since 2016 he is also acting as Refineria Isla’s General Services Manager.


Mrs. Monique Schotborgh-Houthuijsen (Finance Resources Manager)

Mrs. Monique Schotborgh-Houthuijsen (Finance Resources Manager)

Business Economist, graduated at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since 1983 she occupied various financial positions in the oil industry and since September 1990 she joined the Isla refinery. At Refineria Isla she was appointed Section Head Systems and Procedures, Department Head Systems and Procedures, Department Head Budget and Accounting, Department Head Treasury and Department Head Accounting.
Mrs. Schotborgh holds the position of Finance Resources Manager since February 2014.


Mr. Lucas Beaujon (Human Resources Manager)

Mr. Lucas Beaujon (Human Resources Manager)

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Master degree in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In 1989 he began his career at the Isla refinery as Electronic Engineer in the Instrumentation Department and since 1993 he fulfilled several financial positions such as, Analyst in the Financial Evaluation Department, Analyst Operating Budget and Section Head Contracting Out & Financial Evaluations. From 2008 to 2013, he held the position of Major Project Financial Coordinator .
Mr. Beaujon holds the position of Human Resources Manager since January 2014.


Mrs. Edseline Francisca (Legal Affairs Advisor)

Mrs. Edseline Francisca (Legal Affairs Advisor)

Graduated as ‘Meester in de Rechten’ at the University of the Netherlands Antilles in Curaçao and obtained her Master of Law, International Finance and Banking at the Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.. She joined the Isla refinery in February 1987 and occupied the position of Legal Affairs Assistant till 1998.
In 1998 Mrs. Francisca was appointed Legal Affairs Advisor. She has replaced the Human Resources Manager and the Department Head Industrial Relations on several occasions during short periods of absence.