In 2007, Jose was appointed to the Trafigura Management Board, Head of the Oil and Petroleum Products trading division, and joined the board of Trafigura investment, Puma Energy from October 2015 to October 2020.
Previous to joining Trafigura, Jose Maria worked at Interpetrol, a small oil trading company in Buenos Aires. As an Argentine national born in Switzerland, he holds a diploma in International Trading from the Bank Boston Foundation (Buenos Aires).
Jose Maria is a dedicated equestrian, where his discipline is show jumping, both individually and together with the Argentinian national team. He has represented Argentina three times in the FEI World Equestrian Games, three times in the Summer Olympic Games and three times at the Panamerican Games.