People Profiles

Selected People Profiles

David Jacoby
CEP, CSCP, C.P.M., CTL, CIRM, CFPIM Operations Design and Performance Management Expert

David Jacoby is the President of Boston Strategies International. He has been consulting for over 25 years in operations strategy, of which the last eight have focused on the gas, oil, and power industries. He wrote Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation (PennWell, 2012) The Guide to Supply Chain Management (The Economist, 2009), The High Cost of Low Prices (Business Expert Press, 2017) and Trump, Trade and the End of Globalization (ABC-CLIO/Praeger, 2018). He has taught at Boston University’s Graduate School of Business and served as a Contributing Editor for the Economist.

David Jacoby
CEP, CSCP, C.P.M., CTL, CIRM, CFPIM Operations Design and Performance Management Expert
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Mariel Juarez
Energy Markets Economist

Mariel analyzes emerging trends in the energy markets and energy supply chains, and she is servicing BSI’s major gas, oil and power clients worldwide. She has extensive consulting experience in financial aspects of energy markets, economic viability of capital investments, and development banks. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration major from the Norwegian School of Economics, and a Master’s degree in Finance from EGADE Business School. Mariel has participated in energy-related projects at the World Bank, the OECD, and the Yale School of Management. She speaks Spanish and English.

Mariel Juarez
Energy Markets Economist
Amit Sharma
Chief Marketing & Business Optimization Officer

Amit directs BSI’s marketing and technology initiatives, which are designed to offer innovative new platforms for BSI’s consultants as well as our clients. His work encompasses marketing communications and market research for BSI and its gas, oil and power clients worldwide, as well as customer relationship management for BSI. Amit leverages his experience in Business Development, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence domains to creating technology roadmaps and managing technology and innovation. Amit holds a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing Management from James Cook University

Amit Sharma
Chief Marketing & Business Optimization Officer
Alok Raj Gupta
Energy Markets Economist and Country Manager India

Alok, who heads BSI’s New Delhi office, specializes in the economics of energy supply markets, with a focus on economic modeling and supply market analysis. He has served BSI’s major gas, oil, and power clients worldwide, primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and the Americas. Alok has extensive project experience in oil and gas pricing, renewable energy projects, and environment and climate change policies. He holds an M.S. in Economics from TERI University.

Alok Raj Gupta
Energy Markets Economist and Country Manager India
Ibrahim Al-Mubayadh
Supply Chain and Procurement Process and Systems Architect

Ibrahim Al-Mubayadh spent 25 years at Saudi Aramco in Purchasing and Materials Management. He introduced new supply chain models to Saudi Arabian suppliers, including the “stocker-distributor” program for Electrical, Instrumentation & IT suppliers. He controlled 120 purchase agreements, managed supply chain related due diligence for a key international joint venture, served as a manager within Aramco Overseas Company, managed the SAP procurement roll out project, and designed and rolled out major SAP enhancement project for materials management and strategic procurement.

Ibrahim Al-Mubayadh
Supply Chain and Procurement Process and Systems Architect
Tom Cook
Global Trade Management Expert

Tom Cook is a recognized expert on trade logistics, compliance and security. He helps clients deal with issues related to international insurance, exporting, logistics, compliance, security, and trade finance. Tom has published six books and authored over 225 articles on international trade, and has lectured worldwide. He won the prestigious International Partnership Award, which was bestowed upon him personally by former President Bill Clinton. He sits on the Board of American River International, The Trade Resource Group of Customs, World Trade Magazine, American Management Association, IOMA, and The World Academy.

Tom Cook
Global Trade Management Expert
Thomas Sifferman
PhD Exploration & Production Expert

Tom has 40 years of experience in drilling, completions, and production, with a specialization in asphaltene testing, wax and hydrates. Tom’s career includes research positions at ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, Flow Assurance at Clariant and New Technology Management at Shrieve Chemical. He has authored over 30 scholarly papers and holds 15 US patents, including three related to heavy crudes. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

Thomas Sifferman
PhD Exploration & Production Expert
Roger Pelham
MSc. Refinery Expert

Roger has 50 years of experience in refinery operations, focusing on providing expertise to refinery operations. He was formerly President of Honeywell Hi Spec and Profimatics and before that spent six years as a Process Engineer at Chevron. He has authored 15 technical papers related to refinery operations efficiency. He has his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and his MBA from The University of Southern California.

Roger Pelham
MSc. Refinery Expert
Humberto Mendoza
MSc. Heavy Oil Expert

Humberto brings 25 years of expertise in production and reservoir engineering. He has worked as a production and reservoir technical engineer and contributed to multiple heavy oil thermal recovery projects. Mr. Mendoza’s career includes senior engineering and management positions at Halliburton, Petrobras, Ecopetrol, PDVSA, Pemex and Philips Petroleum. He has his Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Humberto Mendoza
MSc. Heavy Oil Expert