Everardo “Evvy” Goyanes passed away on March 30 after a battle with cancer, according to a company release from Plains All American LP, where Goyanes had served on the board since the late 1990s.
Throughout his career, Goyanes served the energy and financial sectors in various capacities, most recently founding the consulting firm Ex Cathedra LLC. He had initially served as a banker and adviser to Plains throughout the 1990s before joining the midstream company’s board of directors in 1999.
In a statement on April 6 commenting on Goyanes’ passing, Plains CEO Willie Chiang said: “We’re greatly saddened by the loss of our dear friend and board member, Evvy Goyanes. ... He has served Plains as a board member for more than 20 years, chairing our audit committee for over a decade and helping guide the company through both challenging and prosperous times. We are thankful for Evvy’s outstanding leadership, friendship, wisdom and guidance. He will be greatly missed by the Plains family, the energy industry, his family and all who knew him.”
Legends: Chatting with Evvy Goyanes (Interview from Oil and Gas Investor January 2010 issue)
Goyanes began his career at Chase Bank, serving in various capacities from 1967 to 1982, with a major emphasis on international and corporate finance for large independent and major oil companies.
Later in his career, Goyanes served as president and CEO of energy investment firm Liberty Energy Holdings LLC from May 2000 to April 2009. He also served as chairman of Liberty Natural Resources from April 2009 until August 2011.