Before joining Signium, Nelo Sekler worked with Maxecon, was a Vice-President of the CORIMON Group and CEO of their Frica and Gerber subsidiaries (processed foods). He also has been President of the Venezuelan subsidiary of Oxy Metal Industries (specialty chemical products, part of Hooker Chemical/Occidental Petroleum) for eight years, and worked nine years for the Venezuelan subsidiary of Shell Chemicals as Industrial Sales Manager.
Nelo is a member of VenAmCham and the Human Resources and Marketing Committees, and was Chairman of its Processed Foods Committee. He additionally was a member and former President of several community service organizations.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and German, Nelo was born in Romania but has been a longtime resident of Venezuela. After high school in Caracas, he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, and spent an additional year as an applied research staff member. He is married to a physician, and has three grown children, with one living in the United States.