Mr. Arias is a world leading petrochemical and specialty materials expert. Mr. Arias is an Advisor to the Environmental, Health and Safety Directorate of the OECD in Paris, a European Commission Expert for the Competition (Antitrust) General Directorate in Brussels, European Commission Expert for the R&D General Directorate and Member of the International Program for Chemical Safety (IPCS) Task Group for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Mr. Arias has worked with Mr. Betolaza since 1998 advising on investments in Asia, US and Europe and as independent director on invested companies. Mr. Arias joined Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) in 1973 becoming the Director of Business Development for the Petrochemical Division. During his tenure, he was the CEO of several OXY affiliates, including Hooker, Durez, Ruco Polymer, Oxychem and Enoxy. Mr. Arias is a chemical engineer and lecturer in chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.