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A FEW PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
Atlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
ROADIS Mexico
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CIFI
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Credicorp Capital
Diego Canales
Diego Canales
GIC
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Goldman Sachs
Frederick Pierru
Frederick Pierru
Marverde Infraestructura
Ionut Doldor
Ionut Doldor
AviAlliance
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Balam Fund
José María  Zertuche
José María Zertuche
BlackRock Real Assets
Juan Camargo
Juan Camargo
OMERS Infrastructure
Julian Torrado
Julian Torrado
CIBC Capital Markets
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo Vianna
Grupo CCR
Marco de Carvalho
Marco de Carvalho
Barclays
Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
APG Asset Management
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
ING Wholesale Banking
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Eletrobras
Carlos Barrera
Carlos
Carlos Barrera
CEOAtlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Barrera (Ucho) is currently CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy. Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, Ucho worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed. Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid. Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director GeneralROADIS Mexico
Professional with over 13 years’ experience dedicated to the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy sectors with main focus in Management, Investment and Business Development areas. I have participated on the Origination, Assessment, Structuring, Financing and Selling assets with a total value of more than USD 6 billion. Broad international experience in leading companies in their sectors, having spent more most of my career abroad in the USA, UK and Mexico. Double bachelor degree in Business Administration and Law.
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEOCIFI
César Canedo-Arguelles is the CEO of CIFI, the leading non-banking financial institution in Latin America and the Caribbean in the fields of infrastructures and energy. He is a Founding Member of CIFI and he leads the global development of the company, especially the advisory, financing and fund management activities. Today, the company has taken part in over 160 projects with a total investment of $1.3 billion in the region.
César Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio ManagerCredicorp Capital
César Ramirez holds a MBA at the Kellog School of Management, MPA at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard. Has more than 20 years experience in investments. Former Managing Director of Petroperú, before starting in Credicorp worked as managing director at Trafigura Colombia, ING Funds, was Vice-president at AIC International Investments and held the position of investments specialist at IFC.
Diego Canales
Diego
Diego Canales
Assistant VP - PE & InfrastructureGIC
Diego Canales joined GIC’s Infrastructure team in 2016. He is involved in the origination, execution and asset management of GIC’s investments across the Americas. Before joining GIC, Diego was with Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team, covering Latin American principal investments and advising clients on M&A transactions across the power & utilities, renewables and transport sectors. Diego holds a double B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Fernando Bravo
Fernando
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - InfrastructureGoldman Sachs
Fernando heads the Goldman Sachs’ Andean Region coverage effort for the Latin American Financing Group, where he is responsible for origination and structuring of financing opportunities. Prior to assuming his current role, Bravo was a member of the emerging markets local sales team and also Principal Funding and Investments group where he focused on providing financing for Latin American infrastructure projects. Prior to joining the firm, Bravo worked at Bear Stearns and UBS Securities in the Latin American debt capital markets and derivatives departments for more than five years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, engineering, and economics from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the Wharton School.
Frederick Pierru
Frederick
Frederick Pierru
Managing DirectorMarverde Infraestructura
Frederick is currently the CEO of Marverde Infraestructura. On top managing the company, he co-supports KKR’s business development effort in Mexico. Prior to his current role, Frederick has held several operational positions, in particular in the O&G industry. More recently he was also a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, leading management consulting projects in many countries of the American continent. Among other degrees, Frederick holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the ITESM, a Master in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
Ionut Doldor
Ionut
Ionut Doldor
Director M&AAviAlliance
Ionut Doldor is Director M&A and heads Latin America and India business development at AviAlliance. He has more than 10 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams for airport privatizations and investments, being involved in numerous projects across the globe on both buy- and sell-side. Examples include divestments of airports in the UK as well as bids in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Chile, Brazil and India. Ionut has joined AviAlliance in 2016, and has previously worked in Spain with Ferrovial Airports and in the UK at Heathrow Airport. He has degrees in business administration, economics and finance.
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Jaime
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Managing DirectorBalam Fund
Jaime is Managing Director at Balam Fund. He led the M&A and financing team at Vector Cuatro, focusing on the merchanting operations and financing in the Latin American market (and leading Vector Cuatro's implementation in the region). Previously, he was the Director of one of leading Spanish corporate finance firms, building a 10+ years experience in M&A, assessment and raising capital and debt in a wide range of sector, advising the key venture capital firms and industrial clients in national and cross-boarder transactions.
José María  Zertuche
José
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, InfrastructureBlackRock Real Assets
Mr. Zertuche has over 16 years of experience investing in Mexican real assets. He is former Vice-President of I2, the leading infrastructure investment manager in Mexico acquired by BlackRock in October, 2015. His prior experience is in investment banking, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions, asset management, strategy and operations. Mr. Zertuche was a founder of Infraestructura Institucional ("I2") in 2010, and served as Chief Financial and Investment Officer since its inception in 2010. Prior to founding Infraestructura Institucional, Mr. Zertuche served as Chief Investment and Control Officer of Mexico Retail Properties ("MRP Group"), which he co-founded in October 2002.
Juan Camargo
Juan
Juan Camargo
Managing DirectorOMERS Infrastructure
In his role as Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, Juan is responsible for the origination, acquisition and management of infrastructure assets, primarily in the Americas. Juan serves on the board of GNL Quintero in Chile and various boards of directors relating to the Airports Worldwide portfolio. Juan has extensive experience investing in large-scale infrastructure assets globally. After starting his infrastructure investment career at OMERS Infrastructure, Juan moved to Abu Dhabi and helped develop ADIA’s infrastructure investment platform. Juan returned to OMERS Infrastructure to join the NY office, where he is currently based. Juan has a B.Com degree from the University of Toronto.
Julian Torrado
Julian
Julian Torrado
Managing Director, Latin AmericaCIBC Capital Markets
Julian Torrado is responsible for the representation of CIBC Capital Markets in Colombia, including comprehensive product marketing and the origination plan for Corporate and Investment Banking transactions. These include M&A, Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives and tailored Transactional Banking Solutions. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Torrado was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Clients Coverage for a Spain-based international financial group in Colombia. Mr. Torrado holds a law degree from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and received a Specialization Degree in Financial and Stock Law from the Universidad de Los Andes. Mr. Torrado is also FINRA Registered (Series 7 and Series 63).
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo
Leonardo Vianna
CEOGrupo CCR
Leonardo Vianna has a degree in civil engineering from FUMEC - Fundação Mineira de Educação e Cultura and a law degree from UNIP – Universidade Paulista. Participated in major road engineering projects as Ring Road  - Anel Rodoviário de Belo Horizonte (MG), highway - Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (SP), railroad - Ferrovia do Aço (MG) and railroad - Ferrovia dos Carajás (PA) in Brazil and Expressway Nº1 in Iraq. He took part in the implementation of the highway concession Rodovia Presidente Dutra (SP-RJ) from its inception until 2002 when he was appointed CCR’S New Business Officer, position held until 2018, when he was chosen to be CEO of the CCR Group.
Marco de Carvalho
Marco
Marco de Carvalho
Managing DirectorBarclays
Mr. de Carvalho joined Barclays in New York in 2009; he became Head of LatAm M&A in 2012, Head of Banking for Brazil in 2014, and CEO of Barclays Brazil in 2015. He has 22 years of Banking experience, having worked for 9 years at Merrill Lynch in New York and 3 years at Unibanco in Brazil. He is a Board member of the Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro. Mr. de Carvalho holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in Aeronautics-Mechanical Engineering from ITA.
Mike McCarthy
Mike
Mike McCarthy
Senior Portfolio ManagerAPG Asset Management
J. Michael McCarthy, CFA, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with APG Asset Management US Inc. Mr. McCarthy is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing private infrastructure investments in the Americas. Previously Mr. McCarthy was with UBS Investment Bank in the Americas Infrastructure Advisory group, as well as working in the Americas Chairman’s Office. Prior to this, Michael served as a founding employee and Vice President of Infrastructure Ontario. Michael began his career with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Mr. McCarthy graduated from Queen’s University with a B. Commerce degree, earned a MBA from Columbia Business School and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Willem Sutherland
Willem
Willem Sutherland
Head of Latin AmericaING Wholesale Banking
Willem Sutherland heads the Latin America region for ING. While travelling extensively in Latin America, he is based in New York. Prior to assuming his current position, he was head of the Infrastructure Finance and Advisory activities for ING in the Americas. Willem has more than 20 years of experience in debt structuring, advisory, project finance and debt placement in the Americas. Prior to joining ING, Willem worked for ABN AMRO in Europe, Mexico and New York. He has been based in New York since 2001. Willem holds an MSc degree in Business Engineering from the Technical University of Twente, in the Netherlands.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
CEOEletrobras
Wilson Ferreira Jr is CEO of Eletrobras. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Engineering School of Mackenzie University, and in Business Administration at Mackenzie University. He holds a master's degree in Energy from USP and holds several specializations, among which Workplace Safety Engineering (Mackenzie University), Marketing (Getúlio Vargas Foundation) and Electric Power Distribution Management (Swedish Power Co.). At Cesp, he held several positions, including Chief Distribution Officer. He was CEO of RGE from, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bandeirante Energia S.A. and CEO of CPFL Paulista. In 2002, he became CEO of CPFL Energia and he was also the Chairman of Abradee and Abdib.

Infra Latam GRI

May 14 - 15, 2020
The Westin New York

The main meeting of leaders active in the Latin American infrastructure market

After gathering 250 leaders of the key Latin infrastructure sectors, Infra Latam GRI has its 5th edition confirmed.

The summit will gather authorities, investors, concession operators and specialists in the infrastructure sector to discuss the main challenges of the industry in a very participative and informal format.

In the last years, Infra Latin America GRI gathered 726 participants from 20 countries, among them: Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United States, Netherlands, France, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Check out everything that happened in the 2019 edition
CDPQ looks for opportunities and partners in Latam infra

A FEW PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
Atlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
ROADIS Mexico
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CIFI
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Credicorp Capital
Diego Canales
Diego Canales
GIC
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Goldman Sachs
Frederick Pierru
Frederick Pierru
Marverde Infraestructura
Ionut Doldor
Ionut Doldor
AviAlliance
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Balam Fund
José María  Zertuche
José María Zertuche
BlackRock Real Assets
Juan Camargo
Juan Camargo
OMERS Infrastructure
Julian Torrado
Julian Torrado
CIBC Capital Markets
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo Vianna
Grupo CCR
Marco de Carvalho
Marco de Carvalho
Barclays
Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
APG Asset Management
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
ING Wholesale Banking
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Eletrobras
Carlos Barrera
Carlos
Carlos Barrera
CEOAtlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Barrera (Ucho) is currently CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy. Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, Ucho worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed. Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid. Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director GeneralROADIS Mexico
Professional with over 13 years’ experience dedicated to the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy sectors with main focus in Management, Investment and Business Development areas. I have participated on the Origination, Assessment, Structuring, Financing and Selling assets with a total value of more than USD 6 billion. Broad international experience in leading companies in their sectors, having spent more most of my career abroad in the USA, UK and Mexico. Double bachelor degree in Business Administration and Law.
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEOCIFI
César Canedo-Arguelles is the CEO of CIFI, the leading non-banking financial institution in Latin America and the Caribbean in the fields of infrastructures and energy. He is a Founding Member of CIFI and he leads the global development of the company, especially the advisory, financing and fund management activities. Today, the company has taken part in over 160 projects with a total investment of $1.3 billion in the region.
César Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio ManagerCredicorp Capital
César Ramirez holds a MBA at the Kellog School of Management, MPA at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard. Has more than 20 years experience in investments. Former Managing Director of Petroperú, before starting in Credicorp worked as managing director at Trafigura Colombia, ING Funds, was Vice-president at AIC International Investments and held the position of investments specialist at IFC.
Diego Canales
Diego
Diego Canales
Assistant VP - PE & InfrastructureGIC
Diego Canales joined GIC’s Infrastructure team in 2016. He is involved in the origination, execution and asset management of GIC’s investments across the Americas. Before joining GIC, Diego was with Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team, covering Latin American principal investments and advising clients on M&A transactions across the power & utilities, renewables and transport sectors. Diego holds a double B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Fernando Bravo
Fernando
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - InfrastructureGoldman Sachs
Fernando heads the Goldman Sachs’ Andean Region coverage effort for the Latin American Financing Group, where he is responsible for origination and structuring of financing opportunities. Prior to assuming his current role, Bravo was a member of the emerging markets local sales team and also Principal Funding and Investments group where he focused on providing financing for Latin American infrastructure projects. Prior to joining the firm, Bravo worked at Bear Stearns and UBS Securities in the Latin American debt capital markets and derivatives departments for more than five years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, engineering, and economics from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the Wharton School.
Frederick Pierru
Frederick
Frederick Pierru
Managing DirectorMarverde Infraestructura
Frederick is currently the CEO of Marverde Infraestructura. On top managing the company, he co-supports KKR’s business development effort in Mexico. Prior to his current role, Frederick has held several operational positions, in particular in the O&G industry. More recently he was also a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, leading management consulting projects in many countries of the American continent. Among other degrees, Frederick holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the ITESM, a Master in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
Ionut Doldor
Ionut
Ionut Doldor
Director M&AAviAlliance
Ionut Doldor is Director M&A and heads Latin America and India business development at AviAlliance. He has more than 10 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams for airport privatizations and investments, being involved in numerous projects across the globe on both buy- and sell-side. Examples include divestments of airports in the UK as well as bids in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Chile, Brazil and India. Ionut has joined AviAlliance in 2016, and has previously worked in Spain with Ferrovial Airports and in the UK at Heathrow Airport. He has degrees in business administration, economics and finance.
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Jaime
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Managing DirectorBalam Fund
Jaime is Managing Director at Balam Fund. He led the M&A and financing team at Vector Cuatro, focusing on the merchanting operations and financing in the Latin American market (and leading Vector Cuatro's implementation in the region). Previously, he was the Director of one of leading Spanish corporate finance firms, building a 10+ years experience in M&A, assessment and raising capital and debt in a wide range of sector, advising the key venture capital firms and industrial clients in national and cross-boarder transactions.
José María  Zertuche
José
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, InfrastructureBlackRock Real Assets
Mr. Zertuche has over 16 years of experience investing in Mexican real assets. He is former Vice-President of I2, the leading infrastructure investment manager in Mexico acquired by BlackRock in October, 2015. His prior experience is in investment banking, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions, asset management, strategy and operations. Mr. Zertuche was a founder of Infraestructura Institucional ("I2") in 2010, and served as Chief Financial and Investment Officer since its inception in 2010. Prior to founding Infraestructura Institucional, Mr. Zertuche served as Chief Investment and Control Officer of Mexico Retail Properties ("MRP Group"), which he co-founded in October 2002.
Juan Camargo
Juan
Juan Camargo
Managing DirectorOMERS Infrastructure
In his role as Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, Juan is responsible for the origination, acquisition and management of infrastructure assets, primarily in the Americas. Juan serves on the board of GNL Quintero in Chile and various boards of directors relating to the Airports Worldwide portfolio. Juan has extensive experience investing in large-scale infrastructure assets globally. After starting his infrastructure investment career at OMERS Infrastructure, Juan moved to Abu Dhabi and helped develop ADIA’s infrastructure investment platform. Juan returned to OMERS Infrastructure to join the NY office, where he is currently based. Juan has a B.Com degree from the University of Toronto.
Julian Torrado
Julian
Julian Torrado
Managing Director, Latin AmericaCIBC Capital Markets
Julian Torrado is responsible for the representation of CIBC Capital Markets in Colombia, including comprehensive product marketing and the origination plan for Corporate and Investment Banking transactions. These include M&A, Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives and tailored Transactional Banking Solutions. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Torrado was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Clients Coverage for a Spain-based international financial group in Colombia. Mr. Torrado holds a law degree from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and received a Specialization Degree in Financial and Stock Law from the Universidad de Los Andes. Mr. Torrado is also FINRA Registered (Series 7 and Series 63).
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo
Leonardo Vianna
CEOGrupo CCR
Leonardo Vianna has a degree in civil engineering from FUMEC - Fundação Mineira de Educação e Cultura and a law degree from UNIP – Universidade Paulista. Participated in major road engineering projects as Ring Road  - Anel Rodoviário de Belo Horizonte (MG), highway - Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (SP), railroad - Ferrovia do Aço (MG) and railroad - Ferrovia dos Carajás (PA) in Brazil and Expressway Nº1 in Iraq. He took part in the implementation of the highway concession Rodovia Presidente Dutra (SP-RJ) from its inception until 2002 when he was appointed CCR’S New Business Officer, position held until 2018, when he was chosen to be CEO of the CCR Group.
Marco de Carvalho
Marco
Marco de Carvalho
Managing DirectorBarclays
Mr. de Carvalho joined Barclays in New York in 2009; he became Head of LatAm M&A in 2012, Head of Banking for Brazil in 2014, and CEO of Barclays Brazil in 2015. He has 22 years of Banking experience, having worked for 9 years at Merrill Lynch in New York and 3 years at Unibanco in Brazil. He is a Board member of the Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro. Mr. de Carvalho holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in Aeronautics-Mechanical Engineering from ITA.
Mike McCarthy
Mike
Mike McCarthy
Senior Portfolio ManagerAPG Asset Management
J. Michael McCarthy, CFA, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with APG Asset Management US Inc. Mr. McCarthy is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing private infrastructure investments in the Americas. Previously Mr. McCarthy was with UBS Investment Bank in the Americas Infrastructure Advisory group, as well as working in the Americas Chairman’s Office. Prior to this, Michael served as a founding employee and Vice President of Infrastructure Ontario. Michael began his career with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Mr. McCarthy graduated from Queen’s University with a B. Commerce degree, earned a MBA from Columbia Business School and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Willem Sutherland
Willem
Willem Sutherland
Head of Latin AmericaING Wholesale Banking
Willem Sutherland heads the Latin America region for ING. While travelling extensively in Latin America, he is based in New York. Prior to assuming his current position, he was head of the Infrastructure Finance and Advisory activities for ING in the Americas. Willem has more than 20 years of experience in debt structuring, advisory, project finance and debt placement in the Americas. Prior to joining ING, Willem worked for ABN AMRO in Europe, Mexico and New York. He has been based in New York since 2001. Willem holds an MSc degree in Business Engineering from the Technical University of Twente, in the Netherlands.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
CEOEletrobras
Wilson Ferreira Jr is CEO of Eletrobras. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Engineering School of Mackenzie University, and in Business Administration at Mackenzie University. He holds a master's degree in Energy from USP and holds several specializations, among which Workplace Safety Engineering (Mackenzie University), Marketing (Getúlio Vargas Foundation) and Electric Power Distribution Management (Swedish Power Co.). At Cesp, he held several positions, including Chief Distribution Officer. He was CEO of RGE from, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bandeirante Energia S.A. and CEO of CPFL Paulista. In 2002, he became CEO of CPFL Energia and he was also the Chairman of Abradee and Abdib.
Keynote
Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas
Minister
Brazil's Ministry of Infrastructure
A civil engineer from Instituto Militar de Engenharia, with a specialization in Project Management and Master in Transport Engineering. Legislative advisor to Brazil's Congress. He served as an engineering at the Brazilian Army; head of the technical division at Companhia de Engenharia do Brasil in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti; general coordinator of Auditing in the Transport section at Brazil's Office of the Comptroller-General (CGU); executive director and managing director at DNIT; and secretary of Projects Coordination in the Special Secretariat of the Investments Partnerships Program (PPI).
Keynote
James McCormack
MD and Global Head of Sovereign
Fitch Ratings
Managing director and global head of sovereign and supranational ratings, based in Hong Kong. James re-joined Fitch in October 2013 from the Bank of Canada where he held a senior credit role. Prior to this, James spent three years with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong where he was an Executive Director in credit risk management and advisory. James joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 from Fitch, where he held various senior roles in the Sovereign Ratings Group, including Head of the Asia-Pacific Sovereign team. Prior to joining Fitch, James was a country risk analyst for Export Development Canada and an economist for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa. He began his career as an economist at Wharton Econometrics (WEFA).

 

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Club Partner Latam
Banco do Sabadell
Grupo CCR
Club Partners Brazil
Manesco Advogados
Sectoral Club Partners Latam
ABB do Brasil
Baker McKenzie LLP
Cisco do Brasil
Deloitte
FTI Consulting
Fitch Ratings
Marsh
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Demarest e Almeida Advogados
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Alvarez & Marsal
+52 800 110 2200
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Banco Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, which is comprised of different banks, brands, subsidiaries and part-owned companies covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality. A young, highly-qualified team, with the most modern, up-to-date technological and commercial resources and a multi-brand, multi-channel organisation focusing on the client enable Banco Sabadell to occupy an outstanding position in the personal and business banking markets.
http://www.grupoccr.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
CCR Group is one of the major infrastructure concession companies in Latin America. Divided into four business units, CCR Highways SP, CCR Highways BR, CCR Mobility and CCR Airports, the company operates in the main transportation modes in the region. In the road segment, it controls 3,265 kilometres of highways in four Brazilian states where the highest concentration of GDP passes through. In the transportation of passengers, it holds the concessions of lines 4 and recently won the auction to manage lines 5 and 17 of the São Paulo metro system. In addition, it is responsible for the boat system and the VLT in Rio de Janeiro and the subway operation in the capital of Bahia, Salvador. In airport concessions, the company operates in the airports of Quito (Ecuador), San José (Costa Rica), Curaçao and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Besides, the CCR Group also has expertise in high-capacity data transmission and airport services in the United States.
http://www.manesco.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Law Firm was founded in 1991. The company had a central role during the institutional changes that occurred in Brazil since the enactment of the Brazilian Constitution of 1988 and participated in the most relevant infrastructure projects since the 1990, offering legal assistance in public and corporate law to public and private agents. Specifically in infrastructure, the Firm supports the structuring of large commercial ventures, either in the public area (concessions and PPPs) or in the private sector (EPC contracts). It has also consistently assisted the government in reviewing regulatory frameworks to enable investments to be made in a modern and secure institutional environment.
http://www.new.abb.com
http://www.new.abb.com
+55 11 2464-8188
Guarulhos | SP | Brazil
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.
Baker McKenzie is recognized worldwide for its best-in-class client service, practices and for carrying out the most deals year-after-year through our unmatched global platform across 77 offices and 47 emerging and developed countries. Companies based in or with operations in Latin America, routinely rely on our leading cross-border and Latin America energy, mining & infrastructure attorneys for their most important transactional and disputes matters. As the largest law firm in Latin America with over 850 attorneys, we offer clients 60+ years of on-the-ground presence in the region, unique coverage in Latin America across our 15 offices and 7 countries*, and from major finance centers globally. *Through a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm
http://www.cisco.com/
http://www.cisco.com/
+1 (305) 794-5642
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is a world leader in technology that has made the Internet work since 1984. Its employees, products and partners help society securely connect and take advantage of tomorrow's digital transformation opportunities. For more information, visit http://thenetwork.cisco.com.
http://www.deloitte.com
http://www.deloitte.com
+55 11 5186 1000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Deloitte is one of the world’s leading firms, delivering outstanding management, consulting and advisory services in 154 countries, to more than one-half of the largest companies listed in Fortune Global 500, as well as public enterprises and institutions, locally important clients and fast-growing multinational companies. Deloitte is committed to driving economic growth and supporting a sustainable society. Using the Deloitte Network’s insights to handling challenges and opportunities is the gateway to achieving individual growth, business success and to creating a prosperous society. Deloitte has an infrastructure and capital projects team that provides a wide range of services throughout the asset lifecycle, combining global best practices from their experience on the world’s largest and most complex projects to help clients to maximize the value of their investment. We advise public and private sector projects commissioners, as well as both sides of a public-private partnership.
+1.202 312 9100
Washington | USA
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. With more than 4,700 employees located in 27 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle — from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.
+1 212 908 0500
New York | NY | USA
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.
http://www.brasil.jlt.com/
http://www.brasil.jlt.com/
+55 11 3074-5000/ +55 11 3532-78
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Marsh-JLT Specialty is the world’s leading risk advisory and broking business for the Infrastructure Sector. Marsh-JLT Specialty delivers all phases of service to clients, comprising advice, risk transfer including insurance placement and the handling of claims. We help our clients with the complex nature of their risk management requirements, deliver growth, enhance returns, release capital and secure staff & assets in a world of continuous change.
https://www.demarest.com.br/
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Established in 1948, Demarest is one of the most respected law firms in Brazil and is among the largest in Latin America. The firm offers a service of excellence to its clients through the collaborated support provided by more than 250 lawyers, as well as a workforce of nearly 700 employees in its structure. Our multidisciplinary performance model – enabling a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s performance. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through an organizational structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil as well as in New York.
http://www.granaymontero.com.pe
Lima | Peru
We are a Peruvian company with more than 84 years of experience, organized into three business lines: Engineering and Construction, Infrastructure and Real Estate. We have permanent operations in Peru, Chile, and Colombia, which allow us to offer our services at a regional market. And have participated in the development of projects in 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting in all of them the excellence of our operations and our responsibility with the development of the communities in which we operate. Our vision of being the most reliable engineering and infrastructure company in Latin America demonstrates our commitment to do things well and work with the highest management standards to gain the trust of our customers.
+55 11 5105.6500
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
As a global leader, Alvarez & Marsal is noted for its performance enhancement, restructuring and business consultancy services, which focus on boosting growth and accelerating results for clients. A&M has extensive experience in the infrastructure area and has delivered various management, restructuring and asset valuation projects for highway, port, energy and telecom ventures. A&M believes Brazil is a market that presents a range of opportunities that will help expand its service portfolio. It has therefore created the Infrastructure & Capital Projects (I&CP) department, staffed with consultants trained to offer clients a multidisciplinary approach analyzing a wide range of issues, including, strategy, finance, capital structure, tax, licensing, management and construction support, dispute resolution and asset development. A&M provides potential investors with support during the privatization process and is a one-stop-shop capable of validating underlying value-generating processes.

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Melissa Dalla Rosa
Project Leader
Melissa Dalla Rosa
Head of Infrastructure Latam
GRI Club
+55 (11) 97153-1370
Melissa Dalla Rosa
Melissa
Melissa Dalla Rosa
Head of Infrastructure LatamGRI Club
Melissa Dalla Rosa é Diretora de Infraestrutura e atua principalmente na expansão do GRI Club Infra na América Latina. Graduada em Comunicação Social – Relações Públicas pela Unisinos (RS), Pós-graduada Publicidade Institucional, Comunicação Multimídia e Organização de Eventos pela Universidade de Florença – Itália, onde viveu por sete anos, está concluindo um MBA em Gestão do Agronegócio pela ESALQ/USP. Possui mais de 10 anos de experiência na área de relações públicas e eventos.
+55 (11) 97153-1370

Advisory Board Members

Alonso García Tamés
Alonso García Tamés
Managing Director, Latin America
CDPQ Capital Mexico
+52 55 4170 9625
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Canadian long-term institutional investor, CDPQ has been a major infrastructure investor for more than 15 years.
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
President and CEO
Siemens no Brasil
+55 11 3908 2211 / +55 11 3908-
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
With more than 100 years of experience in the country, the Siemens transforms its excellence in electrification, automation and digitization into solutions to break borders and bring ingenuity to Brazilians.
Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
+52 55 3098-0130
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Multilateral global development institution focused exclusively on supporting private sector development in developing markets.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Partner
Baker McKenzie
https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
As the largest law firm in Latin America with over 850 attorneys across 15 offices in 7 countries*, Baker McKenzie offers clients 60+ years of on-the-ground presence in the region for their most important energy and infra transactions and disputes.
Bernardo Serafim
Bernardo Serafim
Head for Latin America Development
Vinci Concessions
+57 1 6 17 12 23
Bogota | Colombia
Global concession player supports its clients in design, financing, project management, operation and maintenance of major public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation.
Bruno Sena
Bruno Sena
CEO
BMPI
+55 11 3073-0577
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Holding company dedicated to Equity positions in infrastructure sector
Bruno Werneck
Bruno Werneck
Partner
Mayer Brown Tauil & Chequer
+55 11 2504 4210
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Tauil & Checker Associates Mayer Brown has a team of partners and associates highly specialized in several areas of business law in Brazil, with a full service practice and legal advice to national and international clients.
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director General
ROADIS Mexico
+52 55 4172 6553
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
ROADIS is a reference company in the development, operation and management of highway concessions with 1,610 kilometers of roads throughout the world.
Celso Pedroso
Celso Pedroso
CEO
Solví Participações
+55 11 3848 4550
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Solvi Group offers the best environmental services to public and private sectors, through its technologies for waste management, treatment and valorization, in addition to collection and disposal of public waste, sanitation, and power generation.
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio Manager
Credicorp Capital
+51 1 416-3333
Lima | Peru
Credicorp is Peru’s largest financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Credicorp provides commercial banking, microlending, insurance, pension fund management and financial advisory services at an international level.
Dênio Cidreira
Dênio Cidreira
President
Fonte Nova Negócios e Participações
+55 71 3206-1615
Salvador | BA | Brazil
Fonte Nova Arena is a consolidated event venue, housing a wide range of corporate and entertainment events, as well as touristic activities. By the end of the year, about 1m people should pass through or attend sporting an non-sporting events at Arena.
Elias de Souza
Elias de Souza
Partner - Infra and Capital Projects
Deloitte
http://www.deloitte.com
http://www.deloitte.com
+55 11 5186 1000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Deloitte is one of the world’s leading firms, delivering outstanding management, consulting and advisory services in 154 countries, to more than one-half of the largest companies listed in Fortune Global 500, as well as public enterprises and institutions, locally important clients and fast-growing multinational companies. Deloitte is committed to driving economic growth and supporting a sustainable society. Using the Deloitte Network’s insights to handling challenges and opportunities is the gateway to achieving individual growth, business success and to creating a prosperous society. Deloitte has an infrastructure and capital projects team that provides a wide range of services throughout the asset lifecycle, combining global best practices from their experience on the world’s largest and most complex projects to help clients to maximize the value of their investment. We advise public and private sector projects commissioners, as well as both sides of a public-private partnership.
Emilio Uquillas
Emilio Uquillas
Director Representative in Mexico
CAF Development Bank of Latin America
+591 (2) 264-8111
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
CAF es un banco de desarrollo constituido en 1970 y conformado por 19 países - 17 de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal- y 13 bancos privados de la región.
Guilherme  Caixeta
Guilherme Caixeta
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure
GIC
+55 11 3514-1600
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
GIC is one of the world’s largest global investors, with well over US$100 billion of assets in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Hector Gomez Ang
Hector Gomez Ang
Country Head Brazil
International Finance Corporation
Largest global development institution exclusively dedicated to the private sector in emerging countries.
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment Banking
Grupo Bancolombia
+57 4 404 0000 +57 4 4041888 ext
Medellin | Colombia
Subsidiary of Grupo Bancolombia, Colombia's largest bank, specializing in structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital investments and capital markets.
José Guilherme Souza
José Guilherme Souza
Senior Partner
Vinci Partners
+55 21 2159 6089
Rio De Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Vinci is one of Brazil’s largest alternative investment firms, with over R$ 30bi of AUM. The Real Estate area represents R$2,0bi of this AUM with investments across different asset classes and strategies.
José María  Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, Infrastructure
BlackRock Real Assets
+52 55 5241-4349
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm. Our business is investing on behalf of our clients - from large institutions to parents and grandparents, teachers, nurses, doctors and people from all walks of life.
Laurie Fitzmaurice
Laurie Fitzmaurice
Vice President Business Development
EDF Renewables
+52 (55) 5482 5260
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
For over 17 years, EDF Renewables Mexico has dedicated its efforts to creating a sustainable energy economy through the deployment of renewable energy resources.
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo Vianna
CEO
Grupo CCR
http://www.grupoccr.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
CCR Group is one of the major infrastructure concession companies in Latin America. Divided into four business units, CCR Highways SP, CCR Highways BR, CCR Mobility and CCR Airports, the company operates in the main transportation modes in the region. In the road segment, it controls 3,265 kilometres of highways in four Brazilian states where the highest concentration of GDP passes through. In the transportation of passengers, it holds the concessions of lines 4 and recently won the auction to manage lines 5 and 17 of the São Paulo metro system. In addition, it is responsible for the boat system and the VLT in Rio de Janeiro and the subway operation in the capital of Bahia, Salvador. In airport concessions, the company operates in the airports of Quito (Ecuador), San José (Costa Rica), Curaçao and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Besides, the CCR Group also has expertise in high-capacity data transmission and airport services in the United States.
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Founding Partner
Ainda Energía & Infraestructura
+52 55 5919 4206 / 4430 1105 ext
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Ainda is a listed private equity fund (CKD) focused on investing in energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Ainda has signed a strategic alliance with Goldman Sachs Merchant Bank Division to identify opportunities to co-invest in the country.
Marcos  Almeida
Marcos Almeida
Managing Partner
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
+55 11 2165-6851
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Asset Manager in Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Sustainable Resources, and Private Equity.
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Partner and Chief Executive Officer
MIP - EXI CKD
+52 55 5292-4772
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Mexico Infrastructure Partners (MIP) is an independent Mexican fund manager of alternative investment vehicles, such as Promotion of Energy and Infrastructure in Mexico (EXI).
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Presidente - CEO
Odinsa
+57 319 8760
Bogotá | Colombia
Odinsa, a Colombian company, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos, is an organization dedicated to the structuring, management and development of infrastructure projects for highway and airport concessions.
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO - Colombia & Peru
International Finance Corporation
Multilateral global development institution focused exclusively on supporting private sector development in developing markets.
Renato Sucupira
Renato Sucupira
President
BF Capital
+55 11 3737-8819
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
BF Capital is an Independent Financial Adviser on Structured Finance and it is one of the main project finance structuring consultants for large-scale Infrastructure Projects in Brazil. BF Capital works throughout the entire operation of Structuring Cycle with tailor-made financial solutions according to the needs of each sector and business. BF Capital assessed more than 169 projects, structuring BRL 15 Billion, implemented 85 EOIs and 45 Bidding processes in the last 5 years. BF Capital is a team of highly skilled professionals and shaped the best practices in the sector. Leader in Project Finance for Water & Sewage and Airport concessions in Brazil, it is also widely recognized for important achievements in other sectors like Energy Generation, Transmission, Clean Energy, Urban Mobility.
Ricardo Szlejf
Ricardo Szlejf
Managing Director - Infrastructure
CPPIB
+55 11 3216-5719
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Investment management organization that invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of its 20 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries.
Sylvia Coutinho
Sylvia Coutinho
Head of WM Latam & Country Head UBSGroup
UBS
+55 11 2767-6500
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Present in 54 countries, UBS is dedicated to serving private, institutional and corporate clients, with excellence in investment advice and solutions. UBS is one of the world's largest and most respected wealth managers.
Teresa Vernaglia
Teresa Vernaglia
CEO
BRK Ambiental
+55 11 3830 2052
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
BRK Ambiental is the largest private Brazilian Company in the area of environmental solutions. Through the control of its assets, the Company can guarantee more assertive decision-making, applying best governance practices in all of its segments. This allows BRK Ambiental to ensure that the processes and systems are the same for all of its operations, guaranteeing operational gains and more accurate quality control. In the Water and Wastewater segment, BRK Ambiental operates in all regions of the country under full concession (water and wastewater) or partial concession (wastewater) model, as well as through PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships) and other associations with state and municipal entities. In addition, it has guaranteed its position with a strategy focused on synergy and on offering quality services. All of this guarantees effective performance when tackling the sanitation deficit challenge present in Brazil, while working in a complementary fashion with the government.
Alonso García Tamés
Alonso
Alonso García Tamés
Managing Director, Latin AmericaCDPQ Capital Mexico
Based in Mexico City, Alonso plays a key role in developing and managing CDPQ's investments in Mexico and Latin American region. He also establishes and maintains close relationships with key public and private institutions to reinforce CDPQ’s positioning as a long-term partner and investor in the LA region. Before joining CDPQ México, since 2011, he was Corporate Managing Director, Public Sector and Capital Markets – Latin America at Citi and Banamex. Previously, Alonso worked as Chief Executive Officer of Banobras and Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Credit in the Mexican Ministry of Finance. He also held several positions at the Central Bank of Mexico over almost 20 years, including as General Director of Operations.
Andre Clark
Andre
Andre Clark
President and CEOSiemens no Brasil
André Clark began his career in the Pulp&Paper industry in 1995. He has 17 years of experience in Energy, Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Logistics and Infrastructure areas. He was CEO of Acciona for Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. Now, Mr Clark is the President and CEO of Siemens Brazil, since November, 1st, 2017. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and MBA in Finance and Operations Management from New York University Stern School of Business.
Andrés García Novel
Andrés
Andrés García Novel
Principal Investment OfficerInternational Finance Corporation
Focused in origination, structuring and management of debt and equity investments since 2006, Andres is currently based in Mexico City, where he moved from Washington DC in November 2014 and from where he now leads IFC’s infrastructure business origination in Mexico and Central America. He has more than 12 years of emerging market investment experience, including 10 years in the energy sector with IFC globally. His responsibilities currently also include originating and structuring equity transactions comprising co- investment opportunities in Mexico for the US$1.2 billion China-Mexico Fund managed by IFC’s Asset Management Company. He received an MBA from the IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) in 2006.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
PartnerBaker McKenzie
Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He handles all legal matters related to the development of real estate, mining, infrastructure and major projects, and advises clients on the development of projects relating to electricity, oil, gas, fuels, water, waste, LPG, LNG, biofuels, energy efficiency and public bids called by Mexican government agencies. Benjamín also represents clients before the regulatory authorities and agencies in matters regarding permitting for energy projects, and advises clients on maritime and navigation matters, due diligence, contracts and financing, as well as regulatory issues.
Bernardo Serafim
Bernardo
Bernardo Serafim
Head for Latin America DevelopmentVinci Concessions
Bernardo Serafim is Development Director of VINCI Concessions for Latin America and Executive Director of Vinci Highways. Holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Technical Superior Institute, a Master's Degree in Business Administration by Indeg-ISCTE Business School from Lisbon, an MBA degree from Catholic University & Nova University (Lisbon MBA) and a Diploma in Leadership Development Program from IBMEC. Before joining VINCI Concessions, he worked in several geographies and positions: Project manager in several infrastructure projects, Country Manager for Spain, Business Development Director for Mozambique, South Africa ,Tanzania and later for Europe and Euroasia. Finally served as General Manager for Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.
Bruno Sena
Bruno
Bruno Sena
CEOBMPI
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, having started his career in the financial market at Banco Opportunity. He was previously Managing Director at Internet Group, company integrated by iG, BrTurbo and iBest. In 2009, he joined Angra Infra as Managing Partner, where he could manage a wide range of investment in infrastructure. In 2013, he founded Barbosa Mello Investimentos, an infrastructure investment holding company. The company currently has investments in sectors such as water, energy, social infrastructure, street lighting and transports.
Bruno Werneck
Bruno
Bruno Werneck
PartnerMayer Brown Tauil & Chequer
Bruno counsels Brazilian and foreign clients on matters related to infrastructure projects, energy, oil and gas and mining. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions transactions, concessions, public-private partnerships, including PMIs, government purchases, project financing, tax; incentives and regulatory matters. He worked as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was a partner in the American law Firm of Mayer Brown. He is a Professor of graduate courses at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director GeneralROADIS Mexico
Professional with over 13 years’ experience dedicated to the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy sectors with main focus in Management, Investment and Business Development areas. I have participated on the Origination, Assessment, Structuring, Financing and Selling assets with a total value of more than USD 6 billion. Broad international experience in leading companies in their sectors, having spent more most of my career abroad in the USA, UK and Mexico. Double bachelor degree in Business Administration and Law.
Celso Pedroso
Celso
Celso Pedroso
CEOSolví Participações
CEO of Solví Industrial Solutions (SSI), Solví´s Group. Production Engineer, MBA in Finance - IBMEC. Over 22 years’ experience in the environmental sector, leading the implementation of Solid Waste Management projects in Brazil and chaired the Solví Institute. ABETRE´s Council President - Brazilian Association of Waste and Wastewater Treatment and Waste Committee Member of ABDIB - Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industry.
César Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio ManagerCredicorp Capital
César Ramirez holds a MBA at the Kellog School of Management, MPA at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard. Has more than 20 years experience in investments. Former Managing Director of Petroperú, before starting in Credicorp worked as managing director at Trafigura Colombia, ING Funds, was Vice-president at AIC International Investments and held the position of investments specialist at IFC.
Dênio Cidreira
Dênio
Dênio Cidreira
PresidentFonte Nova Negócios e Participações
Dênio Cidreira is President of Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. He is a chemical engineer graduated from UFBA and holds an MBA from FGV and Cranfield (England). He also took the Harvard Business School Product Innovation Leadership Course and the IBGC Management Advisor Course. He previously held positions in the Odebrecht Group, which he joined as Braskem's New Business Manager and gained executive experience by being part the board of several companies within the group: Santo Antonio Energia, Odebrecht Ambiental and Odebrecht Properties.
Elias de Souza
Elias
Elias de Souza
Partner - Infra and Capital ProjectsDeloitte
Partner of the Infrastructure & Capital Projects and Government and Public Services Industry Leader at Deloitte in Brazil. Lawyer with a Master in Public Policy (FGV-EAESP) and PPP professional certificate (CP3P). He has more than 20 years of experience in public management advisory; advising on projects with multilateral organizations; consulting on infrastructure projects, mainly PPP; preparation of studies and analysis of the infrastructure market; structuring of social capital investments; advising on smart city projects; consulting on urban mobility projects and structuring sustainable projects with a social impact.
Emilio Uquillas
Emilio
Emilio Uquillas
Director Representative in MexicoCAF Development Bank of Latin America
Guilherme  Caixeta
Guilherme
Guilherme Caixeta
Senior Vice President, InfrastructureGIC
Guilherme Caixeta is a Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at GIC, responsible for coordinating infrastructure investments in Latin America. Previously, he worked at Pátria Infrastructure as an investment officer and as CEO / CFO of investment firms. Previously, he worked at Votorantim Novos Negócios and at Boston Consulting Group. He is a mechanical engineer graduated from ITA and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Hector Gomez Ang
Hector
Hector Gomez Ang
Country Head BrazilInternational Finance Corporation
Hector Gomez Ang is the Country Manager for Brazil of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) responsible for investment and advisory activities in Brazil. He has a 20-year career in the financial market and global business of project finance, M & A and origination of investment opportunities through equity and debt.
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment BankingGrupo Bancolombia
Since May 2016, Jean Pierre Serani is the Head of the Investment Banking division of Bancolombia, where he is in charge of the M&A, DCM/ECM, Project, Corporate and Acquisition Finance, Merchant Banking and Special Situations teams. Previously, for three years he was the CEO of Valores Bancolombia, the bank´s brokerage unit and the Head of the Sales & Trading division. Before 2013, he held several positions on the Investment Banking division for more than eight years. Mr. Serani received his undergraduate degree in Business from Universidad EAFIT and his MBA degree from Georgia Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar.
José Guilherme Souza
José
José Guilherme Souza
Senior PartnerVinci Partners
Mr Souza has been with Vinci Partners since inception, and had been manager of FIP Brasil Energia while at Banco Pactual until 2009. At Vinci, Mr Souza was responsible for monitoring the investment in Equatorial Energia until 2015 and has served as board member of Celpa (Centrais Eletrica do Para), Cecrisa, and is still at the board of Grupo CBO. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (EFEI) and an MBA with a major in Corporate Finance and Accounting from University of Rochester, New York (Beta Gamma Sigma award).
José María  Zertuche
José
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, InfrastructureBlackRock Real Assets
Mr. Zertuche has over 16 years of experience investing in Mexican real assets. He is former Vice-President of I2, the leading infrastructure investment manager in Mexico acquired by BlackRock in October, 2015. His prior experience is in investment banking, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions, asset management, strategy and operations. Mr. Zertuche was a founder of Infraestructura Institucional ("I2") in 2010, and served as Chief Financial and Investment Officer since its inception in 2010. Prior to founding Infraestructura Institucional, Mr. Zertuche served as Chief Investment and Control Officer of Mexico Retail Properties ("MRP Group"), which he co-founded in October 2002.
Laurie Fitzmaurice
Laurie
Laurie Fitzmaurice
Vice President Business DevelopmentEDF Renewables
Laurie Fitzmaurice is Vice President of Business Development at EDF EN Mexico. She is in charge of opening and developing new opportunities in the Mexican market in the solar, wind and hydroelectric categories. In addition, she is responsible for the expansion and management of the portfolio of projects and the inclusion of new business partners. Laurie joined the EDF EN México group in June 2016 with a track record of more than 20 years of experience in the Energy Sector. She has led a number of natural gas, wind and biomass projects in the United States, the United Kingdom and Latin America.
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo
Leonardo Vianna
CEOGrupo CCR
Leonardo Vianna has a degree in civil engineering from FUMEC - Fundação Mineira de Educação e Cultura and a law degree from UNIP – Universidade Paulista. Participated in major road engineering projects as Ring Road  - Anel Rodoviário de Belo Horizonte (MG), highway - Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (SP), railroad - Ferrovia do Aço (MG) and railroad - Ferrovia dos Carajás (PA) in Brazil and Expressway Nº1 in Iraq. He took part in the implementation of the highway concession Rodovia Presidente Dutra (SP-RJ) from its inception until 2002 when he was appointed CCR’S New Business Officer, position held until 2018, when he was chosen to be CEO of the CCR Group.
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Manuel
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Founding PartnerAinda Energía & Infraestructura
Manuel holds a BS in Economics from MIT and a MPA from Harvard and has taught courses in economics and finance at ITAM and Universidad Iberoamericana. He has worked from both the public and private sectors most related to infrastructure. Positions include Director of Studies at the Agriculture and Water Resources (1993-1994), founding partner at Analisis y Desarrollo de Proyectos (ADP) acquired by Mercer Management Consulting (1994-2006), Undersecretary of Transportation at SCT (2006-2008), Chief of Structural Change at SCT (2008-2009), Chief Administrative Officer at the Interior Ministry (2009-2010) and Head of GBM Infrastructure (2010-2015). Additionally, he was President of the Board of ASA and Alternate Board Member at PEMEX.
Marcos  Almeida
Marcos
Marcos Almeida
Managing PartnerBrookfield Infrastructure Partners
Marcos Almeida joined Brookfield Asset Management in 2003. He is managing partner and Head of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in Brazil. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. His experience in transactions includes
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Mario
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Partner and Chief Executive OfficerMIP - EXI CKD
Mr. Mario Gabriel Budebo obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He obtained a masters degree and PhD, both in Economics, at UCLA. He is founder and CEO of Mexico Infrastructure Partners, a company that manages funds, aimed to the Energy and Infrastructure sectors in Mexico. Mr. Gabriel Budebo has made most of his professional career in the Mexican Government, designing public policies in several areas such as taxation, development banking, public finance, pension regulation and hydrocarbons. Mr. Gabriel was awarded with the National Banamex Prize on Economics, Tlacaélel Prize on Economic Consulting and received the Professional Merit Award from ITAM.
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Presidente - CEOOdinsa
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri is president of the Odinsa Group. Previously, he worked as vice president for the Caribbean region and legal representative of Cementos Argos and as manager of Industrial Business and national manager of Marketing. He studied Business Administration and specialization in International Marketing at EAFIT University (Medellin). He also did the Advanced Management Program of the University of La Sabana (Bogotá) and the CEO's Management Program of the Kellogg School of Management (Illinois).
Miguel Toledo
Miguel
Miguel Toledo
CIO - Colombia & PeruInternational Finance Corporation
Mr Toledo has more than 15 years of experience structuring financing for power, gas, transport, and water projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is currently a Chief Investment Officer within IFC's Latin America Infrastructure and Natural Resources group, leading IFC's efforts in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean regions. Prior to joining IFC in 2005, Mr. Toledo worked at CAF and Citigroup. Mr. Toledo holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and a Masters in Business Administration from McGill University in Montreal.
Renato Sucupira
Renato
Renato Sucupira
PresidentBF Capital
Civil Engineer from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and MBA in Corporate Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ). Renato worked at BNDES between 1986 and 2004, with its main role being Director of BNDES-EXIM. Over the past seven years he has led an independent financial advisory company, with operations surpassing R$ 15 billion in project financing.
Ricardo Szlejf
Ricardo
Ricardo Szlejf
Managing Director - InfrastructureCPPIB
Ricardo Szlejf joined CPPIB in 2015 as a Senior Principal in the Infrastructure department. Prior to joining CPPIB, Ricardo advised energy and infrastructure clients for over 10 years, at the investment banking teams of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Santander. Ricardo currently serves on the boards of Grupo Costanera (Chile) and Arco Norte (Mexico). Ricardo holds a BS in Business Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas and an MBA from INSEAD.
Sylvia Coutinho
Sylvia
Sylvia Coutinho
Head of WM Latam & Country Head UBSGroupUBS
CEO of UBS in Brazil, Sylvia is responsible for all business lines, including the country's largest brokerage firm, Investment Banking and Wealth Management. She was responsible for the strategic direction and management of Retail Banking, Insurance, Wealth Management and Asset Management for HSBC across Latin America. She joined HSBC and held a number of positions including CEO of Asset Management for the Americas and Emerging Markets. She began her career at Citigroup in Brazil, acting in the United States, Europe and Asia. She holds a BS in Engineering from the USP – Brazil, and an MBA from Columbia University. Is currently a member of the Board of Edenred, Brazil Foundation NGO and also supports Instituto Ayrton Senna.
Teresa Vernaglia
Teresa
Teresa Vernaglia
CEOBRK Ambiental
Teresa Vernaglia, CEO of BRK Ambiental, has served for more than 25 years in leadership positions in the Telecommunication and Energy sectors. Teresa worked for 16 years in the AES group and was President of AES ERGOS, AES Brasil Institute and AES Atimus. She started her career at NEC Brasil and before joining AES, was Director of Engineering and Operations at Nextel. Teresa Vernaglia holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Sorocaba and an MBA in Business Management from the Instituto Técnico de Aeronáutica / ESPM.

Timetable

Friday, May 15th 2020
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10:30am - 11:30am
Energy sector in Brazil - Still too competitive or more space to grow?
Newcomers & Latam - A must invest region or yet too many doubts?
Project finance and funding - Can Latam find a solution for international players?
12:00pm - 01:00pm
The expansion of roads market in Brazil - New models or more of the same?
Infrastructure for Mexican transport - What is the perception of the big projects of this administration and how to mitigate possible risks?
Natural gas, reality and future challenges - Mexico, a country thirsty for natural gas?
Water and sanitation in Brazil - An ocean of opportunities?
Low Carbon Energy - What's the next chapter in Colombia's energy sector?
02:30pm - 03:30pm
Elections, transparency and trust - How can Peru deliver its National Infrastructure Plan? opportunities?
5G Multimodal - New shining stars in Colombia's transport sector?
Transition towards renewable energies - What are the strategic actions to diversify the energy mix in Mexico?
04:00pm - 05:00pm
Privatization in Brazil - Where are the opportunities?
Infrastructure debt opportunities - How can the international players be part of it?
Thursday, May 14th 2020
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01:00pm - 01:45pm
Opening keynote - The global economic situation and world crisis - What to expect?
02:15pm - 03:00pm
Keynote - The Brazilian infrastructure and privatization plan - What are the opportunities?
03:30pm - 04:30pm
The next level of Compliance in Latam - Can the next issues be addressed?
Global liquidity and Latam instability - Will the money continue to flow?
Institutional investors, M&A, Latam opportunities and returns - Can we find common ground?
05:00pm - 06:00pm
Airport sector in Brazil - Less assets, smaller size, yet the market to invest?
M&A in Colombia - Fertile ground once construction risk is gone?
The National Infrastructure Plan - Is it enough to boost the country's economy?

Some confirmed participants

Andrés Ortega
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de Aeropuertos
Aniceto Huertas-Corcelles
Aniceto Huertas-Corcelles
Partner
Antonio Cueto
Antonio Cueto
COO
Bruno Sena
Bruno Sena
CEO
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEO
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director General
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEO
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio Manager
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane Gomes
CEO
Danillo Marcondes
Danillo Marcondes
Director of Infrastructure Investments
Diego Canales
Diego Canales
Assistant VP - PE & Infrastructure
Eduardo Camargo
Eduardo Camargo
CEO
Fausto Lucero
Fausto Lucero
Managing Director
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - Infrastructure
Andrés Ortega
Andrés
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de AeropuertosOdinsa
Aniceto Huertas-Corcelles
Aniceto
Aniceto Huertas-Corcelles
PartnerBeel Infrastructure
Co-founder of Beel Infrastructure Partners, he previously worked in CitiBanamex Afore, where he focused on investments in structured instruments, particularly in the infrastructure, real estate and corporate private equity sectors. Previously he was based in Washington DC, as senior investment officer in the infrastructure department at the Inter-American Investment Corporation. He has also worked for the IFC and the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in the USA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and also holds an International MBA from ICEX/CECO, Spain, a Masters in Finance degree from George Washington University and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University.
Antonio Cueto
Antonio
Antonio Cueto
COOGraña y Montero
Bruno Sena
Bruno
Bruno Sena
CEOBMPI
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, having started his career in the financial market at Banco Opportunity. He was previously Managing Director at Internet Group, company integrated by iG, BrTurbo and iBest. In 2009, he joined Angra Infra as Managing Partner, where he could manage a wide range of investment in infrastructure. In 2013, he founded Barbosa Mello Investimentos, an infrastructure investment holding company. The company currently has investments in sectors such as water, energy, social infrastructure, street lighting and transports.
Carlos Barrera
Carlos
Carlos Barrera
CEOAtlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Barrera (Ucho) is currently CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy. Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, Ucho worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed. Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid. Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director GeneralROADIS Mexico
Professional with over 13 years’ experience dedicated to the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy sectors with main focus in Management, Investment and Business Development areas. I have participated on the Origination, Assessment, Structuring, Financing and Selling assets with a total value of more than USD 6 billion. Broad international experience in leading companies in their sectors, having spent more most of my career abroad in the USA, UK and Mexico. Double bachelor degree in Business Administration and Law.
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEOCIFI
César Canedo-Arguelles is the CEO of CIFI, the leading non-banking financial institution in Latin America and the Caribbean in the fields of infrastructures and energy. He is a Founding Member of CIFI and he leads the global development of the company, especially the advisory, financing and fund management activities. Today, the company has taken part in over 160 projects with a total investment of $1.3 billion in the region.
César Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio ManagerCredicorp Capital
César Ramirez holds a MBA at the Kellog School of Management, MPA at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard. Has more than 20 years experience in investments. Former Managing Director of Petroperú, before starting in Credicorp worked as managing director at Trafigura Colombia, ING Funds, was Vice-president at AIC International Investments and held the position of investments specialist at IFC.
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane
Cristiane Gomes
CEOCCR Aeroportos
Danillo Marcondes
Danillo
Danillo Marcondes
Director of Infrastructure InvestmentsGLP Brasil
Danillo Marcondes is Director of infrastructure investments at LPG. Has experience in executing merger and acquisition transactions, specializing in the development of new business in the infrastructure. He was in companies such as Unibanco, Itaú BBA, Virtus BR Partners and Grupo EcoRodovias. At Unibanco and Itaú BBA, he worked in the investment banking department. In 2009 he joined Virtus BR Partners, a financial advisor working in M&A and debt restructuring. In 2013, he joined the EcoRodovias Group as New Business and M&A Manager, being responsible for executing strategic transactions. He graduated in Computer Engineering from UNICAMP and has a Global Executive MBA from IE Business School.
Diego Canales
Diego
Diego Canales
Assistant VP - PE & InfrastructureGIC
Diego Canales joined GIC’s Infrastructure team in 2016. He is involved in the origination, execution and asset management of GIC’s investments across the Americas. Before joining GIC, Diego was with Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team, covering Latin American principal investments and advising clients on M&A transactions across the power & utilities, renewables and transport sectors. Diego holds a double B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Eduardo Camargo
Eduardo
Eduardo Camargo
CEOCCR Lam Vías
Eduardo is an engineer and holds a graduate degree in Finance; he began his activities at Grupo CCR in the financial area in 2000. He worked in treasury, investor relations and is now in the new business development area. He was CEO of CCR ViaOeste and CCR RodoAnel, and is now CEO of CCR Aeroportos.
Fausto Lucero
Fausto
Fausto Lucero
Managing DirectorMUFG Union Bank
Fausto Lucero joined MUFG in 2011 and is currently a Managing Director in the Latin America Corporate & Investment Banking team. He has extensive experience in the origination and execution of corporate and structured financings, M&A advisory and capital markets transactions with a focus on power and infrastructure in the US and Latin America. Prior to joining MUFG in 2011, Fausto worked for 7 years in investment banking at Credit Suisse and JPMorgan in New York. He started his career at ABN AMRO where he worked for 5 years in investment banking, business development and financial planning roles. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador).
Fernando Bravo
Fernando
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - InfrastructureGoldman Sachs
Fernando heads the Goldman Sachs’ Andean Region coverage effort for the Latin American Financing Group, where he is responsible for origination and structuring of financing opportunities. Prior to assuming his current role, Bravo was a member of the emerging markets local sales team and also Principal Funding and Investments group where he focused on providing financing for Latin American infrastructure projects. Prior to joining the firm, Bravo worked at Bear Stearns and UBS Securities in the Latin American debt capital markets and derivatives departments for more than five years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, engineering, and economics from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the Wharton School.
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