Fernando José Hernández Vera, current Executive of the Vice Presidency of Operations in Venezuela, joined Y&V 29 years ago, just after he graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1991.
In 1999 he completed the XVIII Advanced Management Program at IESA and at Y&V he has held the positions of Inspector Engineer, Project Engineer, Department Manager, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Director, Special Project Manager, Commercial Vice President, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Operations of the Venezuela Region.
The Y&V work that makes him feel most proud coincides with the greatest challenge he has had to face: “Being the director and at the same time manager of the special Engineering, Procurement, Construction, start-up and commissioning of the new Fertilizer Plant (ammonia and urea) from Morón, Venezuela, for Pequiven, with the capacity to produce 1,800 metric tons of ammonia per day and 2,200 metric tons per day of granular urea with an investment of US $ 1,300,000,000, with the German company Ferrostaal and Japan's Toyo Engineering. The key to the success of this project was to consolidate an excellent team of professionals from all areas that allowed us to face both technical and commercial challenges with excellence and achieve a very good integration with the partners, overcoming any cultural differences that may exist”.
Considering the challenges posed by the national and international environment, the “willingness to change” is the value of Y&V with which Fernando Hernández most identifies: “In recent years, with the particular situation in Venezuela, I have had to resort to work schemes Special and creative problem solvers, this has required multiple roles and tasks".
Now with the global crisis caused by COVID-19, it is confirmed that the constant is change.