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A FEW PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE

Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
International Finance Corporation
Anton Kobzev
Anton Kobzev
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
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
Unión para la Infraestructura
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
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Macquarie Capital
Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
APG Asset Management
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
ING Wholesale Banking
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Eletrobras
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.
Anton Kobzev
Anton
Anton Kobzev
Principal, Infrastructure & NROntario Teachers' Pension Plan
Anton Kobzev is a Principal in the Latin America Infrastructure team within the Infrastructure and Natural Resources group at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He has been involved in the infrastructure sector for five years and has significant experience in structuring and executing investments in North and South America. In his current role, Anton is part of a team that covers the infrastructure sector in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico and Brazil. Prior to Teachers’, he has worked in investment banking with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Canada. Anton holds a BCom degree in Finance and Economics from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charterholder.
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
Managing Director, PeruUnión para la Infraestructura
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.
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice PresidentMacquarie Capital
Mario joined the infrastructure advisory team of Macquarie Group’s investment banking division. Throughout his career, Mario has acted as a sponsor and advised public and private sector clients in buy side and sell side roles, including a wide variety of high profile infrastructure brownfield M&A and greenfield PPP transactions. Since transferring to Macquarie’s New York, Mario has been involved predominantly in transportation transactions in North America, including airports and roads. Mario received a bachelor’s degree in business from CESA, Colombia, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a masters’ degree in finance (Investment Banking) from INSEAD.
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

14 - 15 May 2020
The Westin Time Square

Infra Latam GRI is a get-together of senior investors, holdings, operators and specialists active in the Latin American infrastructure sector.

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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

Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
International Finance Corporation
Anton Kobzev
Anton Kobzev
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
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
Unión para la Infraestructura
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
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Macquarie Capital
Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
APG Asset Management
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
ING Wholesale Banking
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Eletrobras
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.
Anton Kobzev
Anton
Anton Kobzev
Principal, Infrastructure & NROntario Teachers' Pension Plan
Anton Kobzev is a Principal in the Latin America Infrastructure team within the Infrastructure and Natural Resources group at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He has been involved in the infrastructure sector for five years and has significant experience in structuring and executing investments in North and South America. In his current role, Anton is part of a team that covers the infrastructure sector in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico and Brazil. Prior to Teachers’, he has worked in investment banking with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Canada. Anton holds a BCom degree in Finance and Economics from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charterholder.
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
Managing Director, PeruUnión para la Infraestructura
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.
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice PresidentMacquarie Capital
Mario joined the infrastructure advisory team of Macquarie Group’s investment banking division. Throughout his career, Mario has acted as a sponsor and advised public and private sector clients in buy side and sell side roles, including a wide variety of high profile infrastructure brownfield M&A and greenfield PPP transactions. Since transferring to Macquarie’s New York, Mario has been involved predominantly in transportation transactions in North America, including airports and roads. Mario received a bachelor’s degree in business from CESA, Colombia, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a masters’ degree in finance (Investment Banking) from INSEAD.
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).

Discussions

Mexico
Rule of Law and PPPs - How can Mexico infra & energy sectors become more attractive to FDI?
Co-chairs
Andrés García NovelInternational Finance Corporation
Francisco Lira MarielBanco Sabadell
José María ZertucheBlackRock Real Assets
Juan Ignacio Diaz VergaraSiemens
Mario Gabriel BudeboMIP - EXI CKD
Noé Reza GómezHSBC
Shaping Mexico's midstream - What will make it a successful market?
Co-chairs
Frederick PierruMarverde Infraestructura
Liliana DiazFTI Consulting
Lucas AristizabalFitch Ratings
Manuel Rodríguez ArreguiAinda Energía & Infraestructura
Bridging Mexico's logistics gap - What solutions will Mexico's roads sector find ahead?
Co-chairs
Alejandro RojasNader Hayaux & Goebel (NHG)
Carlos Redondo RincónROADIS Mexico
Diego CanalesGIC
Mario Alejandro ZapataMacquarie Capital
Pascal LemonnierEgis
Energizing Mexico - New opportunities in distributed energy, thermoelectric plants and transmission?
Co-chairs
Fernando GonzalezMorgan Stanley
Francisco CoboEY
Jaime Perez de LabordaBalam Fund
Jorge Oria y AnayaRitch Mueller
Rule of Law and PPPs - How can Mexico infra & energy sectors become more attractive to FDI?
Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco Lira Mariel
Executive Director Corporate Banking
Banco Sabadell
José María Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, Infrastructure
BlackRock Real Assets
Juan Ignacio Diaz Vergara
Juan Ignacio Diaz Vergara
CEO - Mexico and Central America
Siemens
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Mario Gabriel Budebo
Partner and Chief Executive Officer
MIP - EXI CKD
Noé Reza Gómez
Noé Reza Gómez
Director – Infrastructure, Energy & RE
HSBC
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.
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco
Francisco Lira Mariel
Executive Director Corporate BankingBanco Sabadell
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 Ignacio Diaz Vergara
Juan
Juan Ignacio Diaz Vergara
CEO - Mexico and Central AmericaSiemens
He has a Law Degree from the Finis Terrae University, MBA from the Adolfo Ibáñez University and a Master's Degree in Law from Duke University, in the USA. He is the former Legal Director of Siemens Chile, City Account Manager for the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Strategic responsibilities for the Austral - Andean Region (9 countries). He was also the CEO Siemens Chile, VP of the Chilean Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC), Director of the German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMCHAL), and Director of the Chilean Association of Renewable Energies. Now he is the CEO of Siemens México, Centroamérica y El Caribe.
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.
Noé Reza Gómez
Noé
Noé Reza Gómez
Director – Infrastructure, Energy & REHSBC
Graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from ITESM (Mexico) and an MBA from University of Bradford / Audencia / Universidad de Deusto, joined HSBC in 2004. Noe has extensive experience in infrastructure including the energy, transportation and engineering & construction sectors, and has been involved in a number of energy and infrastructure deals as well as syndication and capital Markets.
Shaping Mexico's midstream - What will make it a successful market?
Frederick Pierru
Frederick Pierru
Managing Director
Marverde Infraestructura
Liliana Diaz
Liliana Diaz
Managing Director - Economic Consulting
FTI Consulting
Lucas Aristizabal
Lucas Aristizabal
Senior Director, Latam Corporate Ratings
Fitch Ratings
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Founding Partner
Ainda Energía & Infraestructura
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.
Liliana Diaz
Liliana
Liliana Diaz
Managing Director - Economic ConsultingFTI Consulting
Liliana serves as an expert and advisor for energy companies, investors and sovereigns and is a specialist in the Latin American region. She brings commercial and technical experience in the global energy industry, with a focus in emerging markets. Her expertise comprises a wide array of energy industries including oil and gas, unconventional fossil fuels, LNG, renewables, power generation and transmission and energy efficiency. She holds a B.A. in finance and international affairs from Univ. Externado in Colombia, a M.A. in international economics with honors and a Ph.D. in international economics and energy policy with honors from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.
Lucas Aristizabal
Lucas
Lucas Aristizabal
Senior Director, Latam Corporate RatingsFitch Ratings
Lucas Aristizabal is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin American corporates group and heads the region’s electric-power utilities and energy (oil and gas) team. Mr. Aristizabal began his career at Fitch in 2002. While at Fitch, he has worked in a number of rating transactions with different levels of complexity, ranging from single-unit power plants to multinational corporations with diverse risks and business lines. He has authored several credit analysis and special reports focusing on electric-power and energy in Latin America. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce and Economics from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He also earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Chicago.
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.
Bridging Mexico's logistics gap - What solutions will Mexico's roads sector find ahead?
Alejandro Rojas
Alejandro Rojas
Partner
Nader Hayaux & Goebel (NHG)
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director General
ROADIS Mexico
Diego Canales
Diego Canales
Assistant VP - PE & Infrastructure
GIC
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital
Pascal Lemonnier
Pascal Lemonnier
Business Development Director
Egis
Alejandro Rojas
Alejandro
Alejandro Rojas
PartnerNader Hayaux & Goebel (NHG)
Specialized in financing and investment in real estate, infrastructure, energy and mergers and acquisitions projects. Experience in financing and investment operations in the tourism sector and in operations in commercial, residential and industrial sectors- as well as in public-private partnerships (provision of services, concessions, energy projects). He advised the State of Mexico and of Sonora in their first PPS, and multinational with real estate and development investments, the formation of consortiums for infrastructure and energy projects and financial entities . He worked at Mayer Brown in New York. He has a law degree from ITAM and a Master Degree in law at Columbia University, he accredited the Bar Exam for the State of NY.
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.
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.
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice PresidentMacquarie Capital
Mario joined the infrastructure advisory team of Macquarie Group’s investment banking division. Throughout his career, Mario has acted as a sponsor and advised public and private sector clients in buy side and sell side roles, including a wide variety of high profile infrastructure brownfield M&A and greenfield PPP transactions. Since transferring to Macquarie’s New York, Mario has been involved predominantly in transportation transactions in North America, including airports and roads. Mario received a bachelor’s degree in business from CESA, Colombia, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a masters’ degree in finance (Investment Banking) from INSEAD.
Pascal Lemonnier
Pascal
Pascal Lemonnier
Business Development DirectorEgis
Engineer, graduated from Orsay University, Pascal Lemonnier started his professional career in within CS Route as a Tolling Project Manager for Latin America zone. He joined Sofrecom, a subsidiary of France Telecom whose activity consisted in billing and customer care system integration for Telecommunication, as Managing Director of Sofrecom subsidiaries in South Africa and Indonesia. He joined CS ITS Division as Business Development Manager, and then he becomes Business Development Vice President. Pascal acts in particular as bid director for French Truck Tolling 3P project (Ecotaxe) for more than two years.He was Business Development Manager for Egis Projects to develop activities in US and Canada as well as Latin America.
Energizing Mexico - New opportunities in distributed energy, thermoelectric plants and transmission?
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Francisco Cobo
Francisco Cobo
Partner Project Finance & Infrastructure
EY
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Jaime Perez de Laborda
Managing Director
Balam Fund
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Partner
Ritch Mueller
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando
Fernando Gonzalez
Executive DirectorMorgan Stanley
Fernando Gonzalez joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 and is a member of the firm’s Latin America Investment Banking Division. At Morgan Stanley, he focuses on coordinating the firm’s power and utilities client coverage effort across Spanish-speaking Latin America as well as M&A and Capital Markets transaction execution. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was involved in both power projects development and strategic consulting to multinational corporations across Latin America. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Francisco Cobo
Francisco
Francisco Cobo
Partner Project Finance & InfrastructureEY
He joined the Firm as an Executive Director of Infrastructure Advisory & Project Finance in Transaction Advisory Services. He has 20 year professional experience as a Director of Project Finance and Infrastructure Advisory and the Federal Entity where he played a role in the divestiture process through PPP schemes. He has 12 year experience in Risk Analysis and Structured Finance in different financial institutions. He has participated in the development of projects in transport, water & sewage, health, and energy sectors through diverse financing structures and private sector partnerships. He has an MBA with specialization in Finance from ITESM and graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
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.
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Jorge
Jorge Oria y Anaya
PartnerRitch Mueller
Partner of the firm since 2014. He specializes in Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Financial, Mergers and Acquisitions and Energy and Infrastructure Projects. He has developed significant experience over the last 20 years, in development, acquisition and financing of energy, infrastructure and electricity projects.
Investments & funding
Global liquidity and Latam instability - Will the money continue to flow?
Co-chairs
Fernando LlaverDistrocuyo
Sylvia CoutinhoUBS
Willem SutherlandING Wholesale Banking
Institutional investors, M&A, Latam opportunities and returns - Can we find common ground?
Co-chairs
Carlos BarreraAtlas Renewable Energy
Marcos MeirelesRio Energy
Marwan AzziWhite & Case
Mattia MontiJ.P. Morgan
Mike McCarthyAPG Asset Management
Ricardo SzlejfCPPIB
Newcomers & Latam - A must invest region or yet too many doubts?
Co-chairs
Juan CamargoOMERS Infrastructure
Mario Alejandro ZapataMacquarie Capital
Project finance and funding - Can Latam find a solution for international players?
Co-chairs
Guillermo FreireExport Development Canada
Jean-Valery PatinBNP Paribas
Luis de la PeñaROADIS Mexico
Ramon CandiaCIFI
Tatiana PretaMUFG Union Bank
Infrastructure debt opportunities - How can the international players be part of it?
Co-chairs
Adil MarghubIFC
Fernando BravoGoldman Sachs
Juliane YungMUFG Union Bank
Global liquidity and Latam instability - Will the money continue to flow?
Fernando Llaver
Fernando Llaver
CFO
Distrocuyo
Sylvia Coutinho
Sylvia Coutinho
Head of WM Latam & Country Head UBSGroup
UBS
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
Head of Latin America
ING Wholesale Banking
Fernando Llaver
Fernando
Fernando Llaver
CFODistrocuyo
CFO of Distrocuyo S.A., responsible for strategic planning, evaluation of new businesses, structuring and financing strategies. Expert in financial issues of regulated markets, tariff negotiations, Public Private Partnerships and infrastructure. Director General of Distrocuyo Chile, President of SEIS S.A.
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.
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.
Institutional investors, M&A, Latam opportunities and returns - Can we find common ground?
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEO
Atlas Renewable Energy
Marcos Meireles
Marcos Meireles
CEO
Rio Energy
Marwan Azzi
Marwan Azzi
Partner
White & Case
Mattia Monti
Mattia Monti
MD, Head of Latin America
J.P. Morgan
Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy
Senior Portfolio Manager
APG Asset Management
Ricardo Szlejf
Ricardo Szlejf
Managing Director - Infrastructure
CPPIB
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.
Marcos Meireles
Marcos
Marcos Meireles
CEORio Energy
Professional with more than 20-year experience. Started his career at Furnas (Eletrobrás) in 1992 as an engineer. From 1999 to 2008, he has worked in specialized consulting firms in projects all over Latin America. After that he founded MDT Energia, a consulting firm to support large investor development of power projects. In 2012, he built Rio Energy with Denham Capital. Under his management, Rio Energy has grown from a company of 3 collaborators to 79, has almost 500.0 MW of wind power plants in commercial operation and more than 2.6 GW of greenfield projects, which represents investments over a USD 1.0 billion. Nowadays, he is a board member of the Brazilian Wind Energy Association.
Marwan Azzi
Marwan
Marwan Azzi
PartnerWhite & Case
Marwan Azzi, graduated from the Boston University School of Law and has a master degree LLB from Saint Joseph University. Marwan is a partner in White & Case's M&A group, based in New York. He focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. His experience includes representing international corporate clients and investment funds in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Marwan also has extensive experience in energy and infrastructure, M&A and private equity investments.
Mattia Monti
Mattia
Mattia Monti
MD, Head of Latin AmericaJ.P. Morgan
Mr. Mattia Monti is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and Head of Latin America Infrastructure and Transportation, Media and Communications and co-head of Diversified Industries Advisory. Mr. Monti joined J.P. Morgan’s Latin America Investment Banking Group in 2005 and has since worked on a variety of transformational cross border M&A, equity and debt deals in the infrastructure, industrials, TMT, healthcare and consumer sectors. Mr. Monti holds an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MBA with distinction from NYU-Stern School of Business. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.
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.
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.
Newcomers & Latam - A must invest region or yet too many doubts?
Juan Camargo
Juan Camargo
Managing Director
OMERS Infrastructure
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital
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.
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice PresidentMacquarie Capital
Mario joined the infrastructure advisory team of Macquarie Group’s investment banking division. Throughout his career, Mario has acted as a sponsor and advised public and private sector clients in buy side and sell side roles, including a wide variety of high profile infrastructure brownfield M&A and greenfield PPP transactions. Since transferring to Macquarie’s New York, Mario has been involved predominantly in transportation transactions in North America, including airports and roads. Mario received a bachelor’s degree in business from CESA, Colombia, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a masters’ degree in finance (Investment Banking) from INSEAD.
Project finance and funding - Can Latam find a solution for international players?
Guillermo Freire
Guillermo Freire
VP of Structured and Project Finance
Export Development Canada
Jean-Valery Patin
Jean-Valery Patin
Head of Project Finance - LatAm
BNP Paribas
Luis de la Peña
Luis de la Peña
CFO
ROADIS Mexico
Ramon Candia
Ramon Candia
Director
CIFI
Tatiana Preta
Tatiana Preta
Managing Director - Project Finance
MUFG Union Bank
Guillermo Freire
Guillermo
Guillermo Freire
VP of Structured and Project FinanceExport Development Canada
In his role as Vice-President and Head of Structured and Project Finance, Mr. Freire is part of the Senior Management Team at EDC. With over 15 years of structured and project finance experience globally, he leads the group responsible for arranging and structuring financing for projects and merger & acquisitions across the globe, and across diverse sectors including: power, renewables, cleantech, utilities, infrastructure, mining and oil & gas. EDC's Structured and Project Finance Team is a significant player in global project and infra-structure finance. Since its establishment in 1995, the Team has closed more than 420 transactions in excess of USD30Bl.
Jean-Valery Patin
Jean-Valery
Jean-Valery Patin
Head of Project Finance - LatAmBNP Paribas
Jean-Valery is Managing Director and Head of Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance Latin America, a team of 19 individuals in New York and Sao Paulo focused on debt/bid advisory, arranging and project bonds in the context of greenfield, brownfield, acquisition or refinancing of projects or holding companies / portfolio of projects. He holds a degree in finance & economics from HEC, France’s leading business school and a Master degree in management from the CEMS (Community of European Management Schools). He graduated in September 2007 with the academic honors from a part-time executive program in Finance at Columbia University, NY. Jean-Valery is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and German and has intermediate Italian level
Luis de la Peña
Luis
Luis de la Peña
CFOROADIS Mexico
Luis has a degree in Economics from Monterrey's Instituto Tecnologia y de Estudios Superiores, as well as a Master in Finance from EGADE Business School, both in Mexico. For the past 15 year, he has gained relevant experience in the financial sector in different corporations such as Fitch Ratings, BBA and JP Morgan, and he is now CFO at ROADIS Mexico. Luis has expressive experience in Corporate Financing, Debt Markets, Securitization in different active classes. He also keeps constant relations with banks, regulatory bodies, rating agencies, multilateral organizations and institutional investors.
Ramon Candia
Ramon
Ramon Candia
DirectorCIFI
Ramon Candia is a Managing Director with CIFI, a financial institution providing financing in Latin America and the Caribbean to infrastructure projects. Before joining CIFI he was leading the investment efforts in the renewable energy sector, clean technology and other industries for ECOS, an investment fund active mainly in Latin America and other regions. Ramon has been active investing in companies and infrastructure projects in different regions of the world with over 19 years of experience. He received an MBA from Purdue University.
Tatiana Preta
Tatiana
Tatiana Preta
Managing Director - Project FinanceMUFG Union Bank
Tatiana Preta joined MUFG in 2012 to focus on project finance in Latin America. She has 20 years of banking experience and has led deal origination, structuring and execution, as well as advisory assignments, for oil & gas, power and infrastructure projects in the Americas totaling over USD 25 bn in debt raised in the bank market, capital markets and with export agencies and multilateral institutions. Previously, Tatiana spent 7 years with HSBC and Citi in New York and 5 years with Itau BBA in Brazil focusing on M&A in the oil & gas sector. Tatiana holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Infrastructure debt opportunities - How can the international players be part of it?
Adil Marghub
Adil Marghub
Regional Industry Senior Manager
IFC
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - Infrastructure
Goldman Sachs
Juliane Yung
Juliane Yung
Head Corporate Banking - Brazil
MUFG Union Bank
Adil Marghub
Adil
Adil Marghub
Regional Industry Senior ManagerIFC
He leads IFC’s strategy, investments and asset management across several sectors, including transport infrastructure and services, energy -with a large emphasis on renewable energy-, as well as water and waste management. He has over 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of infrastructure investments (debt, equity, mezzanine) and advisory transactions in emerging and frontier markets. He has worked in over 40 investment and advisory transactions across Latin America, Southern Europe, Middle East, East Africa and Asia. He led the expansion of IFC’s infrastructure investments in the Middle East and North Africa, where he headed a regional team that deployed over US$2 billion in capital to power and transport investments.
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.
Juliane Yung
Juliane
Juliane Yung
Head Corporate Banking - BrazilMUFG Union Bank
Juliane Yung joined MUFG in 2012 and is currently a Managing Director, Head of Brazil Corporate Banking in the Latin America Corporate & Investment Banking team. She has extensive experience in the origination and execution of corporate financings with a focus on large corporates and MNCs as well as origination of project financings with a focus on O&G and Infrastructure. Prior to joining MUFG, Juliane worked for ING Bank, Bank of America and ABN Amro. Strong finance professional graduated from FGV and MBA from BSP – Business School in São Paulo with a module at University of Toronto in Canada. Executive Education at Columbia University, New York.
ESG
The next level of Compliance in Latam - Can the next issues be addressed?
Co-chairs
Andre ClarkSiemens no Brasil
Kyle SheahenKing & Spalding
Margarida SmithOEC
ESG - How to speed up investments without giving up responsibilities?
Co-chairs
Carlos Redondo RincónROADIS Mexico
Manuel Rodríguez ArreguiAinda Energía & Infraestructura
The next level of Compliance in Latam - Can the next issues be addressed?
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
President and CEO
Siemens no Brasil
Kyle Sheahen
Kyle Sheahen
Partner
King & Spalding
Margarida Smith
Margarida Smith
Chief Compliance Officer
OEC
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.
Kyle Sheahen
Kyle
Kyle Sheahen
PartnerKing & Spalding
Kyle Sheahen is a partner in the Special Matters and Investigations practice in King & Spalding’s New York office. Kyle’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense litigation, federal and state government investigations, corporate internal investigations, and advice concerning corporate compliance programs. Kyle’s experience includes investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Senate, the Federal Reserve, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.
Margarida Smith
Margarida
Margarida Smith
Chief Compliance OfficerOEC
Graduated in Economics, Margarida started her career in the sugar and alcohol industry. In 1994 she joined the financial market, where she made his debut in Compliance in 1998 and since then has been working in Brazil and the United States in international financial institutions such as ABN Amro Bank, HSBC and Citibank, responsible for the Compliance Program for Latin America and Brazil.
ESG - How to speed up investments without giving up responsibilities?
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director General
ROADIS Mexico
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Founding Partner
Ainda Energía & Infraestructura
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.
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.
Colombia
M&A in Colombia - Fertile ground once construction risk is gone?
Co-chairs
Jean Pierre Serani ToroGrupo Bancolombia
Julian TorradoCIBC Capital Markets
Mario Alejandro ZapataMacquarie Capital
Paola LarrahondoGómez-Pinzón Abogados
Low Carbon Energy - What's the next chapter in Colombia's energy sector?
Co-chairs
Andrés OrtegaOdinsa
Ben MoodyPan American Finance
5G Multimodal - New shining stars in Colombia's transport sector?
Co-chairs
Gustavo Ordoñez SalazarOdinsa
José BartolomeuROADIS South America
Lina MadridSURA Asset Management
Mauricio Ossa EcheverriOdinsa
Miguel ToledoInternational Finance Corporation
M&A in Colombia - Fertile ground once construction risk is gone?
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment Banking
Grupo Bancolombia
Julian Torrado
Julian Torrado
Managing Director, Latin America
CIBC Capital Markets
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital
Paola Larrahondo
Paola Larrahondo
Senior Associate
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados
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.
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).
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Mario
Mario Alejandro Zapata
Senior Vice PresidentMacquarie Capital
Mario joined the infrastructure advisory team of Macquarie Group’s investment banking division. Throughout his career, Mario has acted as a sponsor and advised public and private sector clients in buy side and sell side roles, including a wide variety of high profile infrastructure brownfield M&A and greenfield PPP transactions. Since transferring to Macquarie’s New York, Mario has been involved predominantly in transportation transactions in North America, including airports and roads. Mario received a bachelor’s degree in business from CESA, Colombia, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a masters’ degree in finance (Investment Banking) from INSEAD.
Paola Larrahondo
Paola
Paola Larrahondo
Senior AssociateGómez-Pinzón Abogados
Lawyer of Los Andes University admitted to practice in 2007, Specialist in Public Management and Administrative Institutions, and Master in Law and Economics (Universita di Bologna/Aix-Marseille Université -EMLE European Master in Law & Economics). Recipient of the Colfuturo scholarship (2014). Paola is a member of the Administrative, Constitutional and Infrastructure Team. Prior to joining our law firm, she was working as a legal advisor of the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and has experience as public server in national and local institutions as a Legal Chief or Legal advisor. Her practice focuses on administrative procedures, in constitutional and contentious administrative lawsuits, public policy design, public affairs.
Low Carbon Energy - What's the next chapter in Colombia's energy sector?
Andrés Ortega
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de Aeropuertos
Odinsa
Ben Moody
Ben Moody
President and CEO
Pan American Finance
Andrés Ortega
Andrés
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de AeropuertosOdinsa
Ben Moody
Ben
Ben Moody
President and CEOPan American Finance
Ben Moody is President & CEO and founder of Pan American Finance, based in Miami. Ben has over 35 years of investment banking, corporate finance and private equity experience, focused for the past 25 years on the Caribbean, Latin and North American markets. Previously, Ben was CFO of Ibero American Media Partners, a $500 million private equity platform, and Chairman of Cisneros Television Group, its principal investment. Ben held prior positions with Violy, Byorum & Partners, Citicorp Securities and Continental Bank, in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. Ben is a member of the advisory boards of the Osteosarcoma Collaborative and of the ALS Recovery Fund. Ben is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
5G Multimodal - New shining stars in Colombia's transport sector?
Gustavo Ordoñez Salazar
Gustavo Ordoñez Salazar
Vicepresidente Concesiones Viales
Odinsa
José Bartolomeu
José Bartolomeu
Director
ROADIS South America
Lina Madrid
Lina Madrid
Vicepresidente Infraestructura
SURA Asset Management
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Presidente - CEO
Odinsa
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO - Colombia & Peru
International Finance Corporation
Gustavo Ordoñez Salazar
Gustavo
Gustavo Ordoñez Salazar
Vicepresidente Concesiones VialesOdinsa
He is a Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a specialist in Corporate Finance from the College of Advanced Management Studies at CESA. He was Business and Project Coordinator and alternate member of the Board of Directors at CSS Constructores S.A. He also worked as a Design Engineer and as a Director Engineer at the Luis Héctor Solarte Solarte company.
José Bartolomeu
José
José Bartolomeu
DirectorROADIS South America
Jose Bartolomeu is the CEO and IRO of Viabahia SA, a Roadis Company. Viabahia is a 680km road Concession in Bahia State. Roadis is a subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP). José has a degree in Management and MBA in Finance and has more than 19+ years’ in Corporate Finance/Financial Leadership with unique experience in corporate development as well as project finance, concessions and 3P projects, within rapidly changing international markets.
Lina Madrid
Lina
Lina Madrid
Vicepresidente InfraestructuraSURA Asset Management
Lina Madrid is an Engineer, holds a MBA from the Technological Institute and Higher Education of Monterrey Mexico and Master in Finance from the School of Senior Management and Administration of Barcelona, ​​Spain. Has more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector and infrastructure. Former Director of Investments and Investor Services for Construcciones El Cóndor S.A. Ex-Manager of Segment Construction and Transportation in the Bancolombia Group. She currently works as Director of Infrastructure at AM SURA.
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.
Brazil
Airport sector in Brazil - Less assets, smaller size, yet the market to invest?
Co-chairs
Cristiane GomesCCR Aeroportos
David-Olivier TaracADP International
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes NetoLefosse Advogados
Ionut DoldorAviAlliance
Energy sector in Brazil - Still too competitive or more space to grow?
Co-chairs
David TaffSiemens Participações
Diogo Mac CordBrazil's Ministry of Economy
Guilherme BarbosaXP Investimentos
José Guilherme SouzaVinci Partners
Lucas TroiaSices Solar
Luiz RollaNorte Energia
Mauro BattistiBNP Paribas
Ricardo SzlejfCPPIB
The expansion of roads market in Brazil - New models or more of the same?
Co-chairs
Danillo MarcondesGLP Brasil
Eduardo CamargoCCR Lam Vías
Giane ZimmerArteris
José BartolomeuROADIS South America
Water and sanitation in Brazil - An ocean of opportunities?
Co-chairs
Diogo Mac CordBrazil's Ministry of Economy
Luiz Cláudio CamposEY
Pedro Grünauer KassabBanco Fator
Teresa VernagliaBRK Ambiental
Brazilian Gast to Power - New regulation, new markets… the new shining star?
Co-chairs
Andre ClarkSiemens no Brasil
Renata Beckert IsferMinistério de Minas e Energia
Privatization in Brazil - Where are the opportunities?
Co-chairs
Mauro PenteadoMachado Meyer Advogados
Wilson Ferreira Jr.Eletrobras
Airport sector in Brazil - Less assets, smaller size, yet the market to invest?
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane Gomes
CEO
CCR Aeroportos
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, Americas
ADP International
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Partner
Lefosse Advogados
Ionut Doldor
Ionut Doldor
Director M&A
AviAlliance
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane
Cristiane Gomes
CEOCCR Aeroportos
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, AmericasADP International
David-Olivier Tarac has been working for more than 17 years in the infrastructure sector. He had successively positions at PWC Corporate Finance, at the French State Public Holdings Agency in charge of airports, at the Boston Consulting Group. He joined Groupe ADP 10 years ago successively as Director of Financial Operations and Investments, deputy CEO of TAV airports and was appointed recently as the managing director of ADP International Americas.
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
PartnerLefosse Advogados
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in Public Law issued by the University of São Paulo, graduated in Law at the São Paulo Catholic University and is the partner responsible for the Public Law and Regulation of LEFOSSE. His work focuses in concessions, PPPs, concessions, public procurement, public services and regulated markets (energy, aviation, logistics, transportation, telecoms, mining, roads, airports, seaports, construction and O&G, among others). He is the President of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communications (ABDTIC) and a member of the International Bar Association and of the Brazilian Bar Associations at São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.
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.
Energy sector in Brazil - Still too competitive or more space to grow?
David Taff
David Taff
CEO
Siemens Participações
Diogo Mac Cord
Diogo Mac Cord
Secretário de Desenvolvimento da Infra.
Brazil's Ministry of Economy
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Investment Banking
XP Investimentos
José Guilherme Souza
José Guilherme Souza
Senior Partner
Vinci Partners
Lucas Troia
Lucas Troia
New Business Director
Sices Solar
Luiz Rolla
Luiz Rolla
CFO
Norte Energia
Mauro Battisti
Mauro Battisti
MD, Energy & Infrastructure Advisory
BNP Paribas
Ricardo Szlejf
Ricardo Szlejf
Managing Director - Infrastructure
CPPIB
David Taff
David
David Taff
CEOSiemens Participações
David Taff is the Vice President of the Energy Finance Equity division of Siemens Financial Services, and CEO of the SFS Investment Company in Brazil. He is responsible for originating and executing power generation investments on behalf of Siemens and in partnership with our Latin American clients. David started his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. as an investment analyst. In this role, he was ranked in the Institutional Investor annual selection of outstanding Latin American securities analysts. David was also the CFO of a Brazilian IPP (independent power producer). Prior to joining SIEMENS, David was the Director at GE responsible for structuring and underwriting investments in strategic transactions in Latin America.
Diogo Mac Cord
Diogo
Diogo Mac Cord
Secretário de Desenvolvimento da Infra.Brazil's Ministry of Economy
Diogo is the Secretary of Infrastructure Development within the Brazilian Ministry of Economy, in charge of planning the long-term infrastructure in Brazil, focusing on productivity increasing and economic growth. Before moving to the federal government, Diogo was a partner-director at KPMG, heading the government and infrastructure regulation segments in Brazil. Diogo has 12+ years of experience on advising infrastructure PPPs, mostly on power, water/wastewater and urban mobility. He’s a mechanical engineering by training, holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University and a PhD in regulation of electricity markets from São Paulo University.
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Investment BankingXP Investimentos
Guilherme Barbosa is the Partner of XP Investimentos’ Investment Banking division and is responsible for Infrastructure and Utilities coverage. Prior to XP, Guilherme was active in the Investment Banking division of BTG Pactual as responsible for opening opportunities in all sectors of the economy for Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets and M&A products – prior to that, he worked at Macquarie and Barclays Capital. Guilherme holds a degree in Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
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).
Lucas Troia
Lucas
Lucas Troia
New Business DirectorSices Solar
Director of New Business of the company, responsible for the development of new business models and business strategies aimed at portfolio diversification, expansion of capillarity and improvement of the company's financial indicators. Lucas is an environmental engineer, graduated from PUC-Rio with an MBA in oil & gas from COPPE-UFRJ and has been working in the renewable energy sector for 5 years.
Luiz Rolla
Luiz
Luiz Rolla
CFONorte Energia
Luiz Fernando Rolla is the current CFO of Norte Energia. He was CFO and IR of CEMIG. Graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1974, by UFMG, he has postgraduate courses in Economic Engineering and Data Processing. He was responsible for implementing CEMIG's Level I and Level II ADR programs; by joining Bovespa's Corporate Governance Level 1 in 2001 and by listing the company's shares on the Madrid and Barcelona Stock Exchange in 2002. In 2007, he assumed the Board of Finance and IR and Control of Holdings of CEMIG; Board of Directors of Transchile Charrúa Transmision; elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the companies that make up the TBE Group.
Mauro Battisti
Mauro
Mauro Battisti
MD, Energy & Infrastructure AdvisoryBNP Paribas
Mauro has more than 17 years of experience in the Energy and Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors, having completed more than 120 transactions in M&A, Project Finance and ECM in Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, he worked for 7 years on BTG Pactual's Investment Banking. He also worked in London for Dresdner Kleinwort and HSBC Investment Bank, always focused on covering the energy chain. He began his career at Itaú BBA, at the Project Finance team. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), an MBA from The Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Studies from the same University of Pennsylvania, with emphasis on finance, public and energy policy.
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.
The expansion of roads market in Brazil - New models or more of the same?
Danillo Marcondes
Danillo Marcondes
Director of Infrastructure Investments
GLP Brasil
Eduardo Camargo
Eduardo Camargo
CEO
CCR Lam Vías
Giane Zimmer
Giane Zimmer
Sustainability and IR Director
Arteris
José Bartolomeu
José Bartolomeu
Director
ROADIS South America
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.
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.
Giane Zimmer
Giane
Giane Zimmer
Sustainability and IR DirectorArteris
José Bartolomeu
José
José Bartolomeu
DirectorROADIS South America
Jose Bartolomeu is the CEO and IRO of Viabahia SA, a Roadis Company. Viabahia is a 680km road Concession in Bahia State. Roadis is a subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP). José has a degree in Management and MBA in Finance and has more than 19+ years’ in Corporate Finance/Financial Leadership with unique experience in corporate development as well as project finance, concessions and 3P projects, within rapidly changing international markets.
Water and sanitation in Brazil - An ocean of opportunities?
Diogo Mac Cord
Diogo Mac Cord
Secretário de Desenvolvimento da Infra.
Brazil's Ministry of Economy
Luiz Cláudio Campos
Luiz Cláudio Campos
Partner, Head of Infrastructure
EY
Pedro Grünauer Kassab
Pedro Grünauer Kassab
MD, Head of M&A and ECM
Banco Fator
Teresa Vernaglia
Teresa Vernaglia
CEO
BRK Ambiental
Diogo Mac Cord
Diogo
Diogo Mac Cord
Secretário de Desenvolvimento da Infra.Brazil's Ministry of Economy
Diogo is the Secretary of Infrastructure Development within the Brazilian Ministry of Economy, in charge of planning the long-term infrastructure in Brazil, focusing on productivity increasing and economic growth. Before moving to the federal government, Diogo was a partner-director at KPMG, heading the government and infrastructure regulation segments in Brazil. Diogo has 12+ years of experience on advising infrastructure PPPs, mostly on power, water/wastewater and urban mobility. He’s a mechanical engineering by training, holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University and a PhD in regulation of electricity markets from São Paulo University.
Luiz Cláudio Campos
Luiz
Luiz Cláudio Campos
Partner, Head of InfrastructureEY
More than 20 years of experience in Finance, Market Studies, Project Finance, Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Economic-Financial Modeling for concessions and PPPs. Coordinated several infrastructure projects in Brazil and abroad, in assets that exceed US$ 25 billion, given to the main players in the public and private sector in Brazil and Latin America. Coordinated projects for public and private sectors in a wide range of infrastructure sectors,such as: Urban Mobility; Railways; Airports; Ports; Highways; Energy; Water & Sanitation.
Pedro Grünauer Kassab
Pedro
Pedro Grünauer Kassab
MD, Head of M&A and ECMBanco Fator
Over 10 years’ experience in banking, focused on M&A and project finance advisory for infrastructure assets, having led the execution of transactions in a total amount exceeding USD 10bn, including several landmark deals in the Brazilian infrastructure sector. Pedro holds a B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of São Paulo, and is a charterholder of CFA, FRM and CAIA.
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.
Brazilian Gast to Power - New regulation, new markets… the new shining star?
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
President and CEO
Siemens no Brasil
Renata Beckert Isfer
Renata Beckert Isfer
Secretaria de Petróleo, Gás, Biocomb.
Ministério de Minas e Energia
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.
Renata Beckert Isfer
Renata
Renata Beckert Isfer
Secretaria de Petróleo, Gás, Biocomb.Ministério de Minas e Energia
Renata is Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Interim Biofuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. She was Head of the Legal Counsel of the same Ministerial Portfolio from 2016 to 2018. She has 11 years of experience at the Federal Attorney General as Federal Prosecutor. She holds a master's degree in Law, Public Policy and Economic Development at Uniceub and has a specialization in Tax Law from Unicuritiba. She participated in the Executive Training Program called “Women and Power” by Harvard Kennedy School.
Privatization in Brazil - Where are the opportunities?
Mauro Penteado
Mauro Penteado
Partner
Machado Meyer Advogados
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
Wilson Ferreira Jr.
CEO
Eletrobras
Mauro Penteado
Mauro
Mauro Penteado
PartnerMachado Meyer Advogados
Mauro advises domestic and international clients in a broad range of matters involving Infrastructure & Energy, including mergers, acquisitions, project finance, PPP, public and regulatory issues. Mauro has significant experience in the ports, transportation, power and oil & gas sectors. He also has extensive experience representing companies in structuring complex PPPs arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions of regulated sectors.
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.
Peru
Elections, transparency and trust - How can Peru deliver its National Infrastructure Plan? opportunities?
Co-chairs
Antonio CuetoGraña y Montero
César RamírezUnión para la Infraestructura
Fernando BravoGoldman Sachs
Elections, transparency and trust - How can Peru deliver its National Infrastructure Plan? opportunities?
Antonio Cueto
Antonio Cueto
COO
Graña y Montero
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Managing Director, Peru
Unión para la Infraestructura
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - Infrastructure
Goldman Sachs
Antonio Cueto
Antonio
Antonio Cueto
COOGraña y Montero
César Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Managing Director, PeruUnión para la Infraestructura
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.
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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Timetable

Thursday, May 14th 2020
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01:00pm - 01:45pm
Opening keynote - The global economic situation and world crisis - What to expect?
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).
02:15pm - 03:00pm
Keynote - The Brazilian infrastructure and privatization plan - What are the opportunities?
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).
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
Telecom infrastructure - Higher returns, less risk? A new favorite for infrastructure investors?
B2C infra assets (utilities) - Too chaotic or a safe spot?
Airport sector in Brazil - Less assets, smaller size, yet the market to invest?
M&A in Colombia - Fertile ground once construction risk is gone?
Rule of Law and PPPs - How can Mexico infra & energy sectors become more attractive to FDI?
Friday, May 15th 2020
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10:30am - 11:30am
Chile’s political situation - Can investors be safe?
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?
ESG - How to speed up investments without giving up responsibilities?
12:00pm - 01:00pm
The expansion of roads market in Brazil - New models or more of the same?
Bridging Mexico's logistics gap - What solutions will Mexico's roads sector find ahead?
Shaping Mexico's midstream - What will make it a successful market?
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?
Energizing Mexico - New opportunities in distributed energy, thermoelectric plants and transmission?
Brazilian Gast to Power - New regulation, new markets… the new shining star?
04:00pm - 05:00pm
Privatization in Brazil - Where are the opportunities?
Infrastructure debt opportunities - How can the international players be part of it?
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

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Club Partner Latam
Banco do Sabadell
Grupo CCR
Club Partners Brazil
Accenture
Manesco Advogados
Program Sponsor
King & Spalding LLP
Sectoral Club Partners Latam
ABB do Brasil
Baker McKenzie LLP
Cisco do Brasil
Deloitte
FTI Consulting
Fitch Ratings
Marsh
Sectoral Club Partners Brazil
Demarest e Almeida Advogados
Sectoral Club Partners Colombia & Peru
GyM
Transportation Knowledge Partner Brazil
Alvarez & Marsal
+52 55 5262-3200 Ext 12789
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.accenture.com/
http://www.accenture.com/
+55 21 98225-6570
Brazil
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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.
https://www.kslaw.com/?locale=en
New York | USA
King & Spalding LLP helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
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.
+44 203 530 1000
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/
São 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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Adil Marghub
Adil Marghub
Regional Industry Senior Manager
Alejandro Rojas
Alejandro Rojas
Partner
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
President and CEO
Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
Principal Investment Officer
Andrés Ortega
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de Aeropuertos
Antonio Cueto
Antonio Cueto
COO
Ben Moody
Ben Moody
President and CEO
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEO
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Carlos Redondo Rincón
Director General
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Managing Director, Peru
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane Gomes
CEO
Danillo Marcondes
Danillo Marcondes
Director of Infrastructure Investments
David Taff
David Taff
CEO
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, Americas
Adil Marghub
Adil
Adil Marghub
Regional Industry Senior ManagerIFC
He leads IFC’s strategy, investments and asset management across several sectors, including transport infrastructure and services, energy -with a large emphasis on renewable energy-, as well as water and waste management. He has over 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of infrastructure investments (debt, equity, mezzanine) and advisory transactions in emerging and frontier markets. He has worked in over 40 investment and advisory transactions across Latin America, Southern Europe, Middle East, East Africa and Asia. He led the expansion of IFC’s infrastructure investments in the Middle East and North Africa, where he headed a regional team that deployed over US$2 billion in capital to power and transport investments.
Alejandro Rojas
Alejandro
Alejandro Rojas
PartnerNader Hayaux & Goebel (NHG)
Specialized in financing and investment in real estate, infrastructure, energy and mergers and acquisitions projects. Experience in financing and investment operations in the tourism sector and in operations in commercial, residential and industrial sectors- as well as in public-private partnerships (provision of services, concessions, energy projects). He advised the State of Mexico and of Sonora in their first PPS, and multinational with real estate and development investments, the formation of consortiums for infrastructure and energy projects and financial entities . He worked at Mayer Brown in New York. He has a law degree from ITAM and a Master Degree in law at Columbia University, he accredited the Bar Exam for the State of NY.
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.
Andrés Ortega
Andrés
Andrés Ortega
Vicepresidente de AeropuertosOdinsa
Antonio Cueto
Antonio
Antonio Cueto
COOGraña y Montero
Ben Moody
Ben
Ben Moody
President and CEOPan American Finance
Ben Moody is President & CEO and founder of Pan American Finance, based in Miami. Ben has over 35 years of investment banking, corporate finance and private equity experience, focused for the past 25 years on the Caribbean, Latin and North American markets. Previously, Ben was CFO of Ibero American Media Partners, a $500 million private equity platform, and Chairman of Cisneros Television Group, its principal investment. Ben held prior positions with Violy, Byorum & Partners, Citicorp Securities and Continental Bank, in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. Ben is a member of the advisory boards of the Osteosarcoma Collaborative and of the ALS Recovery Fund. Ben is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
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 Ramírez
César
César Ramírez
Managing Director, PeruUnión para la Infraestructura
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.
David Taff
David
David Taff
CEOSiemens Participações
David Taff is the Vice President of the Energy Finance Equity division of Siemens Financial Services, and CEO of the SFS Investment Company in Brazil. He is responsible for originating and executing power generation investments on behalf of Siemens and in partnership with our Latin American clients. David started his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. as an investment analyst. In this role, he was ranked in the Institutional Investor annual selection of outstanding Latin American securities analysts. David was also the CFO of a Brazilian IPP (independent power producer). Prior to joining SIEMENS, David was the Director at GE responsible for structuring and underwriting investments in strategic transactions in Latin America.
David-Olivier Tarac
David-Olivier
David-Olivier Tarac
Managing Director, AmericasADP International
David-Olivier Tarac has been working for more than 17 years in the infrastructure sector. He had successively positions at PWC Corporate Finance, at the French State Public Holdings Agency in charge of airports, at the Boston Consulting Group. He joined Groupe ADP 10 years ago successively as Director of Financial Operations and Investments, deputy CEO of TAV airports and was appointed recently as the managing director of ADP International Americas.
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