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Recent E&EM Graduate Gives Fulbright-Sponsored Speech in Peru

Norvic Chicchon-Ugarte (2006 M.S. in E&EM) recently gave a speech at the Peru’s Universidad Nacional del Centro in Huancayo (Central Andean region of Peru) on Andean regional opportunities involving an upcoming Promotion Trade Agreement between the United States and Peru. Norvic’s presentation, which was sponsored by the Fulbright Commission of Peru, was part of a conference on commercial collaborations between the United States and Peru.

Norvic also was chosen recently to participate in a full-time program for new executives in Peru in his role with employers, Grana & Montero Petroleum (GMP). GMP is a Peruvian oil and gas company with operations in exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons in Peru and Bolivia. GMP is part of the Grana y Montero Group (G&M), which is a well-known Peruvian corporation (

The above photo shows Norvic with senior corporate executives of the G&M Group. From left to right: Luis Diaz-Imiela-Gentimur (Former G&M Group CEO), Mario Alvarado-Pflucker (current G&M Group CEO, GMP Director and GW graduate), Norvic Chicchon-Ugarte, and Jose Grana-Miro-Quesada (current G&M Group Chairman, GMP Director, Director of Telefonica Spain-Peru joint venture), ENDESA (Spain-Peru joint venture), and El Comercio, the major Peruvian newspaper).


Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor

The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 2007 (Volume 8, Number 2)