In his last role, Merlin worked at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy where he was Deputy General Director in the O&G upstream division.
Before working in the Ministry, Merlin was managing O&G drilling rigs both onshore and offshore. He started in Brunei as a trainee with Schlumberger and continued his career in countries like Venezuela, Oman, UAE, Iraq and Saudi Arabia working as a drilling contractor for clients such as Shell, BP, ENI, ExxonMobil, PDVSA & Saudi Aramco.
Merlin is a Civil Engineering graduate of Mexico’s Institute Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He underwent Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development, and has an Executive MBA from both London Business School & Columbia Business School.