Your application for a Courtesy Membership is under review

We have just received your information and we will get back to you shortly. Check out the steps below:

Information sent


2

Application in analysis


3

Feedback email


4

Complimentary access activated

* Required fields
* I confirm that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of GRI Club

Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2024

Alejo Czerwonko
Alejo Czerwonko
Managing Director - Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Emerging Markets Americas
UBS Global Wealth Management
Alejo Czerwonko
Alejo Czerwonko
Managing Director - Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Emerging Markets AmericasUBS Global Wealth Management
USA
Alejo is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Emerging Markets Americas at UBS Global Wealth Management, based in New York. In this capacity, Alejo leads a team of analysts focusing on emerging economies, influencing the allocation of billions of dollars of the firm's assets under management. As a member of two management forums at UBS, he helps set the strategic direction of the business. Alejo is also a professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches on capital markets in developing economies. Alejo earned a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He also holds degrees in economics and finance from Tilburg University and Universidad del CEMA.
202 people are attending
Credit: T photography / Shutterstock
Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2024

Latam GRI Infra & Energy is the leading annual conference bringing global senior leaders from the Infrastructure and Energy sectors together to network and discuss project development in Latin America. 

Internationally renowned as the premier conference for top Infrastructure and Energy players in Latin America, GRI Club Infra will host the 9th edition of Latam GRI Infra & Energy on 15-16 May in New York, USA. 

Gathering more than 300 GRI Members from pension funds, sovereign funds, investment and multilateral banks, as well as operators and concessionaires with the newly elected government authorities, the event offers a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss the economic policy outlook as well as strategies to boost impact investing in the region, create solutions to promote infrastructure development in Latin America, and identify new deal flows and projects.

Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2024 will be the epicentre for new business flow in markets including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, UK, Uruguay, and USA

Latam GRI Infra & Energy in Numbers

93%+
SENIOR & C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES
80%
BANKS, FUNDS, INVESTORS, GOVERNMENT & DEVELOPERS
200+
LEADERS
24+
DISCUSSION ROOMS
120+
MATCHMAKING MEETINGS SCHEDULED
 
Building valuable relationships for over 25 years with the objective of fostering business, promoting knowledge and finding collaborative solutions to bridge LATAM’s investment gap.

WE CONNECT FRIENDS, LEADERS AND COLLEAGUES.
 
 
Extra Activities
Behind the scenes and beyond conferences

Discussions

Opening Session - 15th May, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Investment Climate in Latin America - What does the future hold?

Simultaneous Discussions - 15th May, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Beyond PPPs - What innovative guarantees and financing mechanisms are being implemented?

Co-chairs
Silvia VergaraAon Moderator
Ian GuerrieroBNDES
Leonardo BusattoBRDE
Otavio SilveiraOPY Health

Energy Transition - Which factors could impact LatAm energy prices?

Co-chairs
Armando GomezX-Elio Moderator
Fernando OrellanaMarsh & McLennan Companies - Brazil
Matheus PenidoGrupo Serveng
Paulo AbranchesIbitu Energia
Ralph RosenbergPerfin Investimentos
Ty EldridgeBrasol

Blended and Project Finance - How to scale up private capital participation?

Co-chairs
Gabriel EstecaBocaina Capital Moderator
Edson OgawaBanco Santander
Mario Camargo TamaraIDB Invest
Tatiana PretaThe Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Beyond PPPs - What innovative guarantees and financing mechanisms are being implemented?

Moderator
Silvia Vergara
Silvia Vergara
Specialty Leader LatAm- Surety & Credit Solutions
Aon
Ian Guerriero
Ian Guerriero
Infrastructure Solutions Area Superintendent
BNDES
Leonardo Busatto
Leonardo Busatto
Planning Director
BRDE
Otavio Silveira
Otavio Silveira
CEO
OPY Health
Silvia Vergara
Silvia Vergara
Specialty Leader LatAm- Surety & Credit SolutionsAon
Brazil
Economist and Attorney at Law, post-graduated in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Risk Management at IBMEC-RJ. 30 years experience in insurance market with major insurance companies and brokers. Currently working at Aon Risk Solutions as the head of the Construction & Infrastructure and Power & Utilities industry verticals. Solid experience in the insurance and reinsurance market, dedicated to providing risk advisory services, design and placement of Insurance Programs for large infrastructure risks related to Surety bonds, Construction All Risks, Property and Casualty insurances. Expert in: Insurance and Reinsurance solutions for Infrastructure, Project Finance, Risk Management and Advisory.
Ian Guerriero
Ian Guerriero
Infrastructure Solutions Area SuperintendentBNDES
Brazil
Ian Ramalho Guerriero é diretor da Secretaria do Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento do Ministério do Planejamento. Bacharel em Economia pela FEA/USP com mestrado e doutorado em Economia pelo IE/UFRJ, trabalhou com análise setorial e defesa da concorrên
Leonardo Busatto
Leonardo Busatto
Planning DirectorBRDE
Brazil
Leonardo Maranhão Busatto took over as Director of Planning at BRDE on August 1, 2023. An economist graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Ufrgs), Busatto has spent almost 16 years in public service.
Otavio Silveira
Otavio Silveira
CEOOPY Health
Brazil
More than 20 years of top management experience over complex assets and businesses, taking part and leading several M&A processes on different industries. Strong experience in infrastructure industry, specially on startup and turnaround processes, taking active participation on real estate, road operation, energy and sanitation markets. Specialties: Strategic and financial planning; Long-term contracts management; Team leadership; Negotiation; Improvement of corporate reputation; Start-up and turnaround processes leadership.

Energy Transition - Which factors could impact LatAm energy prices?

Moderator
Armando Gomez
Armando Gomez
Head of Latam
X-Elio
Fernando Orellana
Fernando Orellana
Construction & Infrastructure and E&P Regional Leader LAC
Marsh & McLennan Companies - Brazil
Matheus Penido
Matheus Penido
Vice President
Grupo Serveng
Paulo Abranches
Paulo Abranches
CEO
Ibitu Energia
Ralph Rosenberg
Ralph Rosenberg
CIO and Founding Partner
Perfin Investimentos
Ty Eldridge
Ty Eldridge
CEO
Brasol
Armando Gomez
Armando Gomez
Head of LatamX-Elio
Mexico
Passionate about development and value creation, I am dedicated to helping companies and individuals develop and execute infrastructure projects, particularly in the renewable energy space. With a proven track record as both an strategic thinker from my years in management consulting and a seasoned manager and operator in a competitive industry, I thrive in managing complexity, risk, long term goals and building teams. Eager for career growth, I am poised to lead teams into new territories, constantly learning, experimenting, and enhancing my skills. Contributing to Improve the LATAM region's positioning in the eyes of global investors is my ultimate goal.
Fernando Orellana
Fernando Orellana
Construction & Infrastructure and E&P Regional Leader LACMarsh & McLennan Companies - Brazil
Chile
Construction & Infrastructure and Energy and Power LAC Regional Leader for Marsh. His team is in charge of supporting clients in Risk Management activities and Risk Transfer transaction for projects and operational assets. Previous wide technical experience as Underwriter in the most prestigious reinsurance companies with present in the region. Mechanical Engineering background with an MBA from IEDE Business School. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English and Portuguese.
Matheus Penido
Matheus Penido
Vice PresidentGrupo Serveng
Brazil
He is a member of the third generation of the owner and founder family. Matheus returned to the Group in April/2021, after 4 years in the United States where he obtained an MBA from Columbia University and worked as Chief Operations Officer of a footwear company. Previously, he worked for 19 years in several units of the company and studied Civil Engineering at Poli/USP.
Paulo Abranches
Paulo Abranches
CEOIbitu Energia
Brazil
Ralph Rosenberg
Ralph Rosenberg
CIO and Founding PartnerPerfin Investimentos
Brazil
Mr Ralph Rosenberg is the CIO and Founding Partner at Perfin Asset. Mr. Rosenberg has been involved in all phases of Perfin’s development, since the first equity funds to its recent infrastructure investments. Mr. Rosenberg has always worked in the financial industry beginning his career at Banco Santander in 2001. Since 2006 he has been responsible for equity and infrastructure funds. He supports social projects, mainly child cancer institutions. Mr. Rosenberg holds a B.A. degree in Business MBA in Finance.

Blended and Project Finance - How to scale up private capital participation?

Moderator
Gabriel Esteca
Gabriel Esteca
Partner Co-Founder
Bocaina Capital
Edson Ogawa
Edson Ogawa
Managing Director – Project Finance
Banco Santander
Mario Camargo Tamara
Mario Camargo Tamara
Senior Investment Officer
IDB Invest
Tatiana Preta
Tatiana Preta
Managing Director - Project Finance
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Gabriel Esteca
Gabriel Esteca
Partner Co-FounderBocaina Capital
Brazil
Gabriel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and is a certified CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil) and Anbima (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association) manager (CGA). He has 15 years of experience in the infrastructure sector in Brazil. Before joining Bocaina, he structured and led the infrastructure investment practice at Santander Asset Management, launching two infrastructure debt investment funds. He also served as Senior VP in the Project Finance team at Banco Santander, covering a wide range of sectors and projects, and leading advisory and structuring services for Brazil's most relevant infrastructure projects.
Edson Ogawa
Edson Ogawa
Managing Director – Project FinanceBanco Santander
Brazil
He has worked within Santander’s Project Finance team since 2007, after 6 years working with KPMG, Alcoa and Bank BCN. In Santander, he is currently responsible for the Project Finance division, having been the Head of Power from 2011 to 2016. He has advised numerous infrastructure & power projects, including (i) HPP and SHP with a total installed capacity of over 7 GW; (ii) wind and solar power projects with installed capacity of over 7GW; (iii) thermal power plants with installed capacity of more than 2GW; (iv) highways, ports and PPPs. These projects represent an aggregated capex of about BRL 80 billion. Edson is graduated in Business Administration and holds an MPA from FGV.
Mario Camargo Tamara
Mario Camargo Tamara
Senior Investment OfficerIDB Invest
USA
Tatiana Preta
Tatiana Preta
Managing Director - Project FinanceThe Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
USA
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.
Simultaneous Discussions - 15th May, 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Transportation Outlook

How will these assets respond to 2024 challenges?

Co-chairs
Miguel NoronhaBMPI Moderator
Andres JaramilloVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Diego PiniACCIONA
Mariana Torres MontoyaIFC
Pedro Bruno SouzaMinas Gerais State Government

Institutional Investors - How are they reassessing their LatAm investment strategies? 

Co-chairs
Alberto ÑeccoCAF-Asset Management Corporation Moderator
Fernando GonzalezMorgan Stanley
Igor RomitelliOTPP
João BuzioMarsh
Marcos DytzScotiabank

Debt Instruments - What are the repercussions given the current monetary policies and the economic slowdown?

Co-chairs
César Cañedo-ArguellesCifi Moderator
Adriano Castello BrancoSiemens Energy Brasil
David CrouchAEDILES
Gustavo PalharesHouer Concessões
Joaquim SaboiaTAG
Marcelo GuaranysDemarest Advogados
Maria Victoria GuarinIFC
Sergio DiazIDB Invest

Transportation Outlook

How will these assets respond to 2024 challenges?

Moderator
Miguel Noronha
Miguel Noronha
Managing Director
BMPI
Andres Jaramillo
Andres Jaramillo
CEO
VG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Diego Pini
Diego Pini
Gerente General
ACCIONA
Mariana Torres Montoya
Mariana Torres Montoya
Senior Investment Officer
IFC
Pedro Bruno Souza
Pedro Bruno Souza
Secretário de Infraestrutura e Mobilidade
Minas Gerais State Government
Miguel Noronha
Miguel Noronha
Managing DirectorBMPI
Brazil
Managing Director of BMPI and board member at SGA – Sistemas de Gestão Ambiental and BH-IP, first big scale public lighting company in Brazil. Miguel was deputy chairman at Rocha Port Terminals and board member at Cattalini Port Terminals and NovaAgri Logistics Company. He was also managing partner at Angra Infraestrutura and executive of Generation, Transmission and Environment at Eletropaulo Power Company. At Amcham-American Chamber of Commerce São Paulo, he was chairman of Logistics Committee. Miguel holds an MBA at IBMEC and Environmental Management Specialization at USP, as well as a graduate degree in Geology at USP.
Andres Jaramillo
Andres Jaramillo
CEOVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Colombia
Business Administrator with complementary MBA studies and a Master's Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with more than 20 years of experience in senior management, leading teams nationally and internationally, in leading service and financial services companies in their sector. I have experience in new ventures and business development, financial structuring, strategic direction, international business development and team management. I have leadership skills and am results oriented. Proficiency in the English language.
Diego Pini
Diego Pini
Gerente GeneralACCIONA
Chile
Mariana Torres Montoya
Mariana Torres Montoya
Senior Investment OfficerIFC
USA
Pedro Bruno Souza
Pedro Bruno Souza
Secretário de Infraestrutura e MobilidadeMinas Gerais State Government
Brazil
Pedro was superintendent of the Project Structuring area of ​​BNDES for 10 years, whose objective was the development of infrastructure projects in the Concession and PPP modalities, and was responsible for conducting privatization processes. Education: MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking, Reading University, UK; MSc in Administration, COPPEAD / UFRJ; Graduated in Engineering / UFRJ.

Institutional Investors - How are they reassessing their LatAm investment strategies? 

Moderator
Alberto Ñecco
Alberto Ñecco
CEO
CAF-Asset Management Corporation
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Igor Romitelli
Igor Romitelli
Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
OTPP
João Buzio
João Buzio
Head of Global Strategies, Construction & Infrastructure
Marsh
Marcos Dytz
Marcos Dytz
Managing Director
Scotiabank
Alberto Ñecco
Alberto Ñecco
CEOCAF-Asset Management Corporation
Peru
Alberto Ñecco es un economista peruano de la Universidad de Lima que cuenta con una maestría en administración de empresas (MBA) del Instituto Europeo de Administración de Negocios (INSEAD). Cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en el sector financiero y banca de inversión en entidades como ING Bank, Deutsche Bank, Banco de Crédito del Perú y Credicorp Capital, para luego convertirse en el primer CFO regional de Credicorp Capital y finalmente Director Ejecutivo de Desarrollo Corporativo, y más recientemente en el sector público como Viceministro de Transportes y Director Ejecutivo de la Agencia de Promoción de la Inversión Privada (ProInversión).
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez
Executive DirectorMorgan Stanley
USA
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.
Igor Romitelli
Igor Romitelli
Director, Infrastructure & Natural ResourcesOTPP
Canada
Responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities in the Americas, as well as for asset management of existing portfolio companies
João Buzio
João Buzio
Head of Global Strategies, Construction & InfrastructureMarsh
United Kingdom
Marcos Dytz
Marcos Dytz
Managing DirectorScotiabank
USA

Debt Instruments - What are the repercussions given the current monetary policies and the economic slowdown?

Moderator
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEO
Cifi
Adriano Castello Branco
Adriano Castello Branco
Director - Siemens Energy / Head of Project Development & Investment (LatAm/Mexico) / Board member Gás Natural do Açu
Siemens Energy Brasil
David Crouch
David Crouch
Managing Partner
AEDILES
Gustavo Palhares
Gustavo Palhares
Managing Partner
Houer Concessões
Joaquim Saboia
Joaquim Saboia
CFO
TAG
Marcelo Guaranys
Marcelo Guaranys
Partner
Demarest Advogados
Maria Victoria Guarin
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment Officer
IFC
Sergio Diaz
Sergio Diaz
Lead of Debt Capital Markets for Andean Region
IDB Invest
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEOCifi
Panama
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.
Adriano Castello Branco
Adriano Castello Branco
Director - Siemens Energy / Head of Project Development & Investment (LatAm/Mexico) / Board member Gás Natural do AçuSiemens Energy Brasil
Brazil
David Crouch
David Crouch
Managing PartnerAEDILES
Canada
Gustavo Palhares
Gustavo Palhares
Managing PartnerHouer Concessões
Brazil
Joaquim Saboia
Joaquim Saboia
CFOTAG
Brazil
Joaquim Saboia has a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD (UFRJ). Joaquim is the Chief Financial Officer of TAG since November 2019. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Solstad Offshore in Brazil, a company specialized in vessel supply for the offshore energy industry, between 2014 and 2019. He started his professional career at Shell's Brazil Treasury in 1999. In 2002, he moved to General Electric, where he held the positions of Treasury Team Leader and Risk Manager. In 2007 and 2008 he worked as Finance Manager at FMC Technologies. Between 2009 and 2013, he was Treasurer and then Controller of OGX Petróleo & Gás, a junior Brazilian O&G company.
Marcelo Guaranys
Marcelo Guaranys
PartnerDemarest Advogados
Brazil
Maria Victoria Guarin
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment OfficerIFC
Colombia
Sergio Diaz
Sergio Diaz
Lead of Debt Capital Markets for Andean RegionIDB Invest
USA
Opening Session - 16th May, 9:30am - 10:30am

New Eyes on Latin America - What type of projects are attracting international investors’ interest?

Simultaneous Discussions - 16th May, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Maritime & Port Industry - How to bridge the gap between demand and container handling capacity?

Co-chairs
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes NetoLefosse Moderator
Ana Carolina AlbuquerqueMaersk Group
Antonio GobboCODEBA - Companhia Docas do Estado da Bahia
Julio FavarinGarín Partners

Alternative Energy - How can LatAm lead as the renewable energy hub?

Co-chairs
Guilherme AlbuquerqueNavi Moderator
Artur FalcetteMato Grosso do Sul State Government
Benjamín Torres-BarrónBaker McKenzie
Frederico de AraújoDEODE
Guilherme BarbosaXP Investimentos
Jacopo Villatico CampbellCasco Development & Partners Inc
Jessica L. BedoyaLARA Fund (Part of Hudson Sustainable Group)

Utilities - Are investments in this sector expected to rise in portfolios?

Co-chairs
Cristina Pardo de Vera PosadaR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura Moderator
Cíntia Leal Marinho de AraújoBrazil's National Water Agency (ANA)
Fabio AbrahãoYvy Capital
Jean Christophe BretonBNP Paribas

Maritime & Port Industry - How to bridge the gap between demand and container handling capacity?

Moderator
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Partner
Lefosse
Ana Carolina Albuquerque
Ana Carolina Albuquerque
Head of Competition Law and Policy for Latin America
Maersk Group
Antonio Gobbo
Antonio Gobbo
President
CODEBA - Companhia Docas do Estado da Bahia
Julio Favarin
Julio Favarin
Partner
Garín Partners
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
PartnerLefosse
Brazil
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.
Ana Carolina Albuquerque
Ana Carolina Albuquerque
Head of Competition Law and Policy for Latin AmericaMaersk Group
Brazil
Antonio Gobbo
Antonio Gobbo
PresidentCODEBA - Companhia Docas do Estado da Bahia
Brazil
President from the Port Authority in Bahia. C-level executive with over 23 years of experience in Structuring and Project Management on 4 continents. Expert in Public Private Partnership and Concession projects development in both public and private sectors, notably in the fields of Transportation, Urban Mobility, Sanitation and Energy.
Julio Favarin
Julio Favarin
PartnerGarín Partners
Brazil

Alternative Energy - How can LatAm lead as the renewable energy hub?

Moderator
Guilherme Albuquerque
Guilherme Albuquerque
Partner, Head of Infrastructure
Navi
Artur Falcette
Artur Falcette
Executive Secretary of Environment
Mato Grosso do Sul State Government
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Partner
Baker McKenzie
Frederico de Araújo
Frederico de Araújo
CEO
DEODE
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Head of Infrastructure and Energy Coverage
XP Investimentos
Jacopo Villatico Campbell
Jacopo Villatico Campbell
Founding Partner
Casco Development & Partners Inc
Jessica L. Bedoya
Jessica L. Bedoya
Managing Partner
LARA Fund (Part of Hudson Sustainable Group)
Guilherme Albuquerque
Guilherme Albuquerque
Partner, Head of InfrastructureNavi
Brazil
Guilherme holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering (UFRJ), an MBA in Finance (IBMEC) and an MSc in Financial and Business Economy (FGV-EPGE). Mr. Guilherme joined Navi in 2021. Before that he worked at BNDES since 2009 providing corporate and project financing to water and sanitation projects for both public and private companies. Since 2016, he has been leading the PPP and privatization program at BNDES, aimed at contracting and overseeing the development of feasibility studies in the water and sanitation space. Prior he worked as a consultant at Accenture, assigned to the utility and oil & gas sectors.
Artur Falcette
Artur Falcette
Executive Secretary of EnvironmentMato Grosso do Sul State Government
Brazil
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
PartnerBaker McKenzie
Mexico
Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He handles all legal matters related to the development of real estate, mining, infrastructure and major projects, and advises clients on the development of projects relating to electricity, oil, gas, fuels, water, waste, LPG, LNG, biofuels, energy efficiency and public bids called by Mexican government agencies. Benjamín also represents clients before the regulatory authorities and agencies in matters regarding permitting for energy projects, and advises clients on maritime and navigation matters, due diligence, contracts and financing, as well as regulatory issues.
Frederico de Araújo
Frederico de Araújo
CEODEODE
Brazil
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Head of Infrastructure and Energy CoverageXP Investimentos
Brazil
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).
Jacopo Villatico Campbell
Jacopo Villatico Campbell
Founding PartnerCasco Development & Partners Inc
Panama
I am a founding partner at Casco Development & Partners (CD&P), a leading real estate firm that specializes in developing residential and mixed-use projects in Panama. With over 16 years of work experience in the real estate sector, I have a strong background in business strategy, business development, and planning, as well as a deep understanding of real estate economics and finance. My mission is to create sustainable and innovative solutions that enhance the quality of life and the environment of the communities we serve. As a co-founder of CD&P, I have been involved in the development of more than 150,000 SQM of projects with a total investment value of over €400M. Some of our flagship projects include Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Herit
Jessica L. Bedoya
Jessica L. Bedoya
Managing PartnerLARA Fund (Part of Hudson Sustainable Group)
USA

Utilities - Are investments in this sector expected to rise in portfolios?

Moderator
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEO
R&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Cíntia Leal Marinho de Araújo
Cíntia Leal Marinho de Araújo
Superintendent of Economic Regulation
Brazil's National Water Agency (ANA)
Fabio Abrahão
Fabio Abrahão
Chief Investment Officer
Yvy Capital
Jean Christophe Breton
Jean Christophe Breton
Managing Director - M&A Infrastructure Latam
BNP Paribas
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEOR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Chile
Cristina joined R&Q in 2015 as a Head of PPP Investment. She holds an Economy degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Master´s degree in Infrastructure Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Prior to joining R&Q Cristina worked in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America as CEO of multinational engineering companies and advised Banks, IFIs and Investors in infrastructure projects, with a remarkable specialization in PPP structures. Cristina also served as Strategic Director for Ayesa in Spain and now is part of the Commercial Board of R&Q Group in Chile. Today Cristina manages a portfolio of infrastructure investment of more than USD 1,000 Mill in Chile.
Cíntia Leal Marinho de Araújo
Cíntia Leal Marinho de Araújo
Superintendent of Economic RegulationBrazil's National Water Agency (ANA)
Brazil
Superintendent of Economic Regulation at National Water and Sanitation Agency, acting directly in the proposition of stablishing Standard guidelines for the Water and Sanitation Sector. PhD student in Public Policy, she has a Master's degree and degree in Economic Sciences, with a MBA degree in Competition Defense and Economic Law from FGV.
Fabio Abrahão
Fabio Abrahão
Chief Investment OfficerYvy Capital
Brazil
Vice President of Concessions and Privatization of BNDES, former special advisor to the Minister of Economy of Brazil. Fábio has extensive experience in M&A and logistics business investments as well as a track record containing several logistics infrastructure and supply chain management restructuring projects in leading companies from various sectors such as transportation, energy, oil & gas, mining, railway, steel, naval shipping, chemicals, FMCG and telecom.
Jean Christophe Breton
Jean Christophe Breton
Managing Director - M&A Infrastructure LatamBNP Paribas
USA
Simultaneous Discussions - 16th May, 01:30pm - 02:30pm

Chile & Peru

Do these markets remain crucial for optimizing investment portfolios?

Co-chairs
Cristina Pardo de Vera PosadaR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura Moderator
Diego PiniACCIONA
Francisco LopezJara del Favero
Jorge MartínClaro & Cía
Jorge ValenzuelaARUP
José Gabriel BuenoMarhnos

Colombia - New routes towards more bankable projects?

Co-chairs
Ricardo Trejos RobledoBaker McKenzie - Colombia Moderator
Andres JaramilloVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
César Rodríguez ParraBrigard Urrutia
Jean Francois JoachimVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Laurent CavroisVINCI Highways
Mariana Torres MontoyaIFC

Brazil - What does the economic reform agenda mean for infrastructure investment?

Co-chairs
Mario SaadiCescon Barrieu Advogados Moderator
André De AngeloACCIONA
Ettore V. BiagioniALOTHON
João CarneiroIFC
Marcelo Girão CarneiroItau BBA

Chile & Peru

Do these markets remain crucial for optimizing investment portfolios?

Moderator
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEO
R&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Diego Pini
Diego Pini
Gerente General
ACCIONA
Francisco Lopez
Francisco Lopez
Director
Jara del Favero
Jorge Martín
Jorge Martín
Partner - Infrastructure Projects
Claro & Cía
Jorge Valenzuela
Jorge Valenzuela
Principal & Managing Director, Advisory Services
ARUP
José Gabriel Bueno
José Gabriel Bueno
COO
Marhnos
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEOR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Chile
Cristina joined R&Q in 2015 as a Head of PPP Investment. She holds an Economy degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Master´s degree in Infrastructure Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Prior to joining R&Q Cristina worked in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America as CEO of multinational engineering companies and advised Banks, IFIs and Investors in infrastructure projects, with a remarkable specialization in PPP structures. Cristina also served as Strategic Director for Ayesa in Spain and now is part of the Commercial Board of R&Q Group in Chile. Today Cristina manages a portfolio of infrastructure investment of more than USD 1,000 Mill in Chile.
Diego Pini
Diego Pini
Gerente GeneralACCIONA
Chile
Francisco Lopez
Francisco Lopez
DirectorJara del Favero
Chile
Jorge Martín
Jorge Martín
Partner - Infrastructure ProjectsClaro & Cía
Chile
Mr. Martín is a partner since 2007, with significant practice in areas such as Infrastructure, Project Finance, PPPs, Banking & Finance, Insurance and Data Protection. Jorge Martín has represented a range of clients including multinational corporations, banks, financial advisers, monoline insurers and project sponsors. He is ranked by Chamber and Partners (2018) in “Projects” (Band 2) and in “Banking and Finance” (Band 3). He was previously with Seguros de Vida La Construcción,1993-1996, and with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in New York, 1999-2000. Mr. Martín also lectures on Corporate Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, since 1998. He joined Claro & Cia. in 1996.
Jorge Valenzuela
Jorge Valenzuela
Principal & Managing Director, Advisory ServicesARUP
USA
Jorge Valenzuela has 20 years of experience in investments, asset management, and project management of real assets in the US and Latin America. Jorge's areas of expertise include financial and technical advisory for the development, investment and financing of public infrastructure and real estate projects. At Arup, Jorge leads the Advisory Services team for San Francisco and Latin America and has directed engagements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the US. Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, has a Master degree in construction management and real estate from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and an MBA degree from University of California at Berkeley.
José Gabriel Bueno
José Gabriel Bueno
COOMarhnos
Mexico

Colombia - New routes towards more bankable projects?

Moderator
Ricardo Trejos Robledo
Ricardo Trejos Robledo
Partner
Baker McKenzie - Colombia
Andres Jaramillo
Andres Jaramillo
CEO
VG Mobility Services S.A.S.
César Rodríguez Parra
César Rodríguez Parra
Brigard Urrutia
Jean Francois Joachim
Jean Francois Joachim
CFO
VG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Laurent Cavrois
Laurent Cavrois
Executive director, Latin America VINCI Highways & CEO, Vía 40 Express
VINCI Highways
Mariana Torres Montoya
Mariana Torres Montoya
Senior Investment Officer
IFC
Ricardo Trejos Robledo
Ricardo Trejos Robledo
PartnerBaker McKenzie - Colombia
Colombia
Andres Jaramillo
Andres Jaramillo
CEOVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Colombia
Business Administrator with complementary MBA studies and a Master's Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with more than 20 years of experience in senior management, leading teams nationally and internationally, in leading service and financial services companies in their sector. I have experience in new ventures and business development, financial structuring, strategic direction, international business development and team management. I have leadership skills and am results oriented. Proficiency in the English language.
César Rodríguez Parra
César Rodríguez Parra
Brigard Urrutia
Colombia
Jean Francois Joachim
Jean Francois Joachim
CFOVG Mobility Services S.A.S.
Colombia
Laurent Cavrois
Laurent Cavrois
Executive director, Latin America VINCI Highways & CEO, Vía 40 ExpressVINCI Highways
Colombia
Laurent CAVROIS is graduated from l'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées of Paris, of the Escuala Tecnica Superior de Caminos of Madrid and of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Entreprise. He began his career in 1994 at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Between 1996 and 2006 he held several operational positions in water, transportation and energy leading companies : SUEZ in Mexico, SNCF and AREVA in Paris.
Mariana Torres Montoya
Mariana Torres Montoya
Senior Investment OfficerIFC
USA

Brazil - What does the economic reform agenda mean for infrastructure investment?

Moderator
Mario Saadi
Mario Saadi
Partner - Infrastructure & Project Finance
Cescon Barrieu Advogados
André De Angelo
André De Angelo
Country Director
ACCIONA
Ettore V. Biagioni
Ettore V. Biagioni
Managing Partner
ALOTHON
João Carneiro
João Carneiro
Head of Energy & Infrastructure - Brazil
IFC
Marcelo Girão Carneiro
Marcelo Girão Carneiro
Managing Director, Head of Project Finance
Itau BBA
Mario Saadi
Mario Saadi
Partner - Infrastructure & Project FinanceCescon Barrieu Advogados
Brazil
Mário Saadi represents clients in various types of transactions and regulatory issues in the sectors of Administrative Law and Infrastructure, including concessions, public-private partnerships, logistics projects (ports, airports, highways and railways) and social segments (urban mobility, public lighting and basic sanitation). He also advises on different aspects of bidding procedures (participation in public hearings and consultations, analysis of bid notices and contracts, preparation of documentation presented in the bids, objections and appeals), as well as in lawsuits involving bids, administrative contracts and regulatory aspects. Finally, he supports clients in project mapping, privatization and industry mergers and acquisitions.
André De Angelo
André De Angelo
Country DirectorACCIONA
Brazil
Country Director of ACCIONA Infraestructuras in Brazil, he is a Civil Engineer with an MBA in Business and Commercial Management. He began his career as a Construction Engineer at Andrade Gutierrez, where he worked for 17 years and was the Director of the Latin America Market, responding to the commercial and operational management of the company's projects in Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, among others. He also worked for 2 years as Executive Director for the Southern Cone region at Pentech, a multinational company of EPCenergy and industrial projects. At ACCIONA,with his strategic vision and experience in contract management, he is responsible for developing business in the areas of construction, concessions, industrial, water and services.
Ettore V. Biagioni
Ettore V. Biagioni
Managing PartnerALOTHON
Brazil
Ettore V. Biagioni is the Managing Partner and founder (2004) of Alothon Group. Mr. Biagioni has been doing business in Latin America since the mid 1980’s and has worked with members of the firm since 1997. From 1995 to 2004, he served as Head of the Latin America Private Equity Group of Bankers Trust (BT), then of Deutsche Bank. He was also Head of BT’s Latin America M&A prior to the acquisition of BT by Deutsche Bank. Other employers include Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York and McKinsey & Company in Italy. Mr. Biagioni also serves on boards of portfolio companies. Mr. Biagioni holds a B.S. with distinction from Babson College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
João Carneiro
João Carneiro
Head of Energy & Infrastructure - BrazilIFC
Brazil
João Carneiro joined ING in 2011 and is responsible for the bank’s Project Finance group in São Paulo with responsibilities for Brazil. Prior to joining ING, João was co-head of Scotia Capital’s Infrastructure Finance - Latam. Previous experience includes Unibanco’s project finance department where he was responsible for advisory to the Government on concession structures as well as to private companies in concession bids and financing; DEPFA’s Infrastructure Finance group, as head of South America; and Citibank’s Venture Capital group, mostly involved in privatization bids. João was also head of BankBoston’s M&A department in Brazil. João holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
Marcelo Girão Carneiro
Marcelo Girão Carneiro
Managing Director, Head of Project FinanceItau BBA
Brazil
Marcelo Girão is a Managing Director and head of Project Finance at Banco Itaú BBA. With more than 23 years of experience, Mr. Girão has a large track record in advising clients and project financing. He has participated in more than 25 GW in power generation, 10,000 Km of transmission lines and several infrastructure projects (toll roads, airports, w&s, etc). The aggregated CAPEX of those projects is over BRL 150 billion. Previously to Itaú BBA, Marcelo spent 5 years at Banco Votorantim, other 6 years at Itaú Unibanco, and 1 year at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Marcelo holds a degree in computer engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA, and a master’s degree in economics and finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (on going).
Simultaneous Discussions - 16th May, 03:00pm - 04:00pm

Electricity Grids -What paths exist to expand and modernize the network?

Co-chairs
Fernando CamargoLCA Consultores Moderator
Guilherme BarbosaXP Investimentos Moderator
Aldo MalpartidaIDB Invest
David TaffSiemens Participações
Marcos GanutA&M Infra
Miguel ToledoIFC

Highways Concessions - On the road to ensure a technology-based outperformance?

Co-chairs
Ana Cândida De MelloBMA Advogados Moderator
Adriana López HiguerasVINCI Highways
Eduardo RamosBrisa Group
Felipe QueirozANTT - Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres
Gabriel FeriancicTYLin
Marco Aurélio BarcelosABCR - Brazilian Assoc. of Highway Concessionaires

Mexico Investment

Is it time to secure financing for growth investments?

Co-chairs
Jorge Oria y AnayaRitch Mueller Moderator
Armando GomezX-Elio
Benjamín Torres-BarrónBaker McKenzie
Dulce CortésProparco
José Gabriel BuenoMarhnos
Manuel MartinezJefferies
Maria Victoria GuarinIFC

Electricity Grids -What paths exist to expand and modernize the network?

Moderator
Fernando Camargo
Fernando Camargo
Partner
LCA Consultores
Moderator
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Head of Infrastructure and Energy Coverage
XP Investimentos
Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment Officer
IDB Invest
David Taff
David Taff
CEO
Siemens Participações
Marcos Ganut
Marcos Ganut
Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure & Capital Projects
A&M Infra
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector Lead
IFC
Fernando Camargo
Fernando Camargo
PartnerLCA Consultores
Brazil
Specialist in infrastructure with ample expertise in energy, sanitation and logistics. Also experienced in financial structuring, project finance and M&A. Graduated in economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). Master’s from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). More than twenty years of experience in consulting.
Guilherme Barbosa
Guilherme Barbosa
Partner - Head of Infrastructure and Energy CoverageXP Investimentos
Brazil
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).
Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment OfficerIDB Invest
USA
I am a seasoned business executive with 20 years’ experience leading the origination, structuring and management of principal and syndicated investments, including structured debt, mezzanine, and private equity. I am passionate about serving my clients, while structuring investments that adequately balance risk and return.

My areas of expertise include Energy, Infrastructure, and Extractives (Oil, Gas & Mining). I have arranged syndicated loans and mezzanine/equity investments across Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Currently, I lead business origination and structuring for IDB Invest in the Infrastructure and Energy space of Peru and Bolivia.
David Taff
David Taff
CEOSiemens Participações
Brazil
David Taff is the Senior Investment Manager of the Private Equity division of Siemens Financial Services, and CEO of the SFS Investment Company in Brazil. He is responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of private equity investments in the Americas on behalf of Siemens Financial Services. 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.
Marcos Ganut
Marcos Ganut
Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure & Capital ProjectsA&M Infra
USA
He has extensive experience, with over 25 years, leading Projects review, Infrastructure projects and Asset Management for several industries and Global coverage. He worked in projects in Brazil, Latin America, Mexico, US, Canada, over Europe and Africa. Ganut also developed a deep knowledge in valuation working in many transactions. In addition, Ganut have been leading several indicatives related to Compliance Program Implementation, Fraud Prevention and Complex Investigation Processes.
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector LeadIFC
USA
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.

Highways Concessions - On the road to ensure a technology-based outperformance?

Moderator
Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - Infrastructure
BMA Advogados
Adriana López Higueras
Adriana López Higueras
Business Development Manager Latin America
VINCI Highways
Eduardo Ramos
Eduardo Ramos
Executive Board Member & CEO Via Verde, Brisa Group
Brisa Group
Felipe Queiroz
Felipe Queiroz
Director
ANTT - Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres
Gabriel Feriancic
Gabriel Feriancic
Country Manager Brazil
TYLin
Marco Aurélio Barcelos
Marco Aurélio Barcelos
Diretor Presidente
ABCR - Brazilian Assoc. of Highway Concessionaires
Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - InfrastructureBMA Advogados
Brazil
Ana Cândida experience involves various Administrative Law matters: public procurement and government agreements, concession of public services, public-private partnerships, public companies, administrative corruption, accountability and fiscal responsibility, corporate social investment, regulated sectors, administrative proceedings with public and controlling entities (Audit Courts and Comptrollers).She participated in relevant infrastructure projects related to airport, port,railway and water and sewage sectors. She is internationally referenced in relevant legal guides, such as Chambers & Partners Latin America and The Legal 500. She is also CP³P-F certified, that’s granted by the APGM Public–Private Partnerships Certification Program.
Adriana López Higueras
Adriana López Higueras
Business Development Manager Latin AmericaVINCI Highways
France
Eduardo Ramos
Eduardo Ramos
Executive Board Member & CEO Via Verde, Brisa GroupBrisa Group
Portugal
Executive Board Member CEO of Via Verde +25 years in management, business development, M&A, road concessions and operations, finance, management controlling, mobility services, ITS/mobility technology and advisory/consulting. International experience with local presence in several countries as an executive and non executive director (Portugal, USA, Brazil, India and The Netherlands).
Felipe Queiroz
Felipe Queiroz
DirectorANTT - Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres
Brazil
Gabriel Feriancic
Gabriel Feriancic
Country Manager BrazilTYLin
Brazil
Transportation Engineering Projects: Planning and Operational Modelling, Traffic Studies, Infra-structure Design, Construction Engineering Management, Public-Private Partnerships Studies, Financial and Economical Analisys.
Marco Aurélio Barcelos
Marco Aurélio Barcelos
Diretor PresidenteABCR - Brazilian Assoc. of Highway Concessionaires
Brazil
Marco Aurélio Barcelos is Secretary of Infrastructure and Mobility of the State of Minas Gerais. Previously, he held the positions of Secretary of Articulation for Investments and Partnerships in the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) of the Presidency of the Republic and of Legal Officer in São Paulo Business. He holds a PhD in State Law from USP, a Master's in Law (LL.M) from the University of London and a Master's in Administrative Law from UFMG. He was also a consultant for PPPs of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and director of the PPP Unit of the State Government of Minas Gerais.

Mexico Investment

Is it time to secure financing for growth investments?

Moderator
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Partner
Ritch Mueller
Armando Gomez
Armando Gomez
Head of Latam
X-Elio
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Partner
Baker McKenzie
Dulce Cortés
Dulce Cortés
Senior Investment Officer
Proparco
José Gabriel Bueno
José Gabriel Bueno
COO
Marhnos
Manuel Martinez
Manuel Martinez
Senior Vice President
Jefferies
Maria Victoria Guarin
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment Officer
IFC
Jorge Oria y Anaya
Jorge Oria y Anaya
PartnerRitch Mueller
Mexico
Jorge Oria y Anaya joined Ritch Mueller in 1999 and has been partner since 2014. He has gained significant experience over the past 20 years in energy, infrastructure and power transactions. He also has experience in acquisition and equipment finance, and arbitration in relation to energy and infrastructure projects. His practice focuses on representing sponsors, off-takers and local, multilateral and regional lenders as well as equity and mezzanine investors in transactions within the power (renewable and conventional), oil and gas, transportation, and water industries.
Armando Gomez
Armando Gomez
Head of LatamX-Elio
Mexico
Passionate about development and value creation, I am dedicated to helping companies and individuals develop and execute infrastructure projects, particularly in the renewable energy space. With a proven track record as both an strategic thinker from my years in management consulting and a seasoned manager and operator in a competitive industry, I thrive in managing complexity, risk, long term goals and building teams. Eager for career growth, I am poised to lead teams into new territories, constantly learning, experimenting, and enhancing my skills. Contributing to Improve the LATAM region's positioning in the eyes of global investors is my ultimate goal.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
PartnerBaker McKenzie
Mexico
Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He handles all legal matters related to the development of real estate, mining, infrastructure and major projects, and advises clients on the development of projects relating to electricity, oil, gas, fuels, water, waste, LPG, LNG, biofuels, energy efficiency and public bids called by Mexican government agencies. Benjamín also represents clients before the regulatory authorities and agencies in matters regarding permitting for energy projects, and advises clients on maritime and navigation matters, due diligence, contracts and financing, as well as regulatory issues.
Dulce Cortés
Dulce Cortés
Senior Investment OfficerProparco
Mexico
José Gabriel Bueno
José Gabriel Bueno
COOMarhnos
Mexico
Manuel Martinez
Manuel Martinez
Senior Vice PresidentJefferies
USA
Execution experience across products (M&A, DCM and ECM) in several sectors in LatAm, US and EMEA, including Power & Infrastructure, and Diversified Industrials
Maria Victoria Guarin
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment OfficerIFC
Colombia
Simultaneous Discussions - 16th May, 04:30pm - 05:30pm

Multilateral & Development Banks

What stands out in the deals’ financial structure?

Co-chairs
Dulce CortésProparco Moderator
Aldo MalpartidaIDB Invest
João KleinubingBRDE
Miguel ToledoIFC

M&A Energy - What are the most attractive destinations?

Co-chairs
Túlio Azevêdo MachadoXP Asset Management Moderator
Ettore V. BiagioniALOTHON
Ricardo SantosIbitu Energia
Thiago LangAon

Multilateral & Development Banks

What stands out in the deals’ financial structure?

Moderator
Dulce Cortés
Dulce Cortés
Senior Investment Officer
Proparco
Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment Officer
IDB Invest
João Kleinubing
João Kleinubing
President
BRDE
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector Lead
IFC
Dulce Cortés
Dulce Cortés
Senior Investment OfficerProparco
Mexico
Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment OfficerIDB Invest
USA
I am a seasoned business executive with 20 years’ experience leading the origination, structuring and management of principal and syndicated investments, including structured debt, mezzanine, and private equity. I am passionate about serving my clients, while structuring investments that adequately balance risk and return.

My areas of expertise include Energy, Infrastructure, and Extractives (Oil, Gas & Mining). I have arranged syndicated loans and mezzanine/equity investments across Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Currently, I lead business origination and structuring for IDB Invest in the Infrastructure and Energy space of Peru and Bolivia.
João Kleinubing
João Kleinubing
PresidentBRDE
Brazil
CEO João Paulo Kleinübing assumed the presidency of the Southern Brazil Development Bank (BRDE) in June 2023. His management is aligned with the purposes of bringing the bank closer to society, through public policies aimed at economic development , social and sustainable, to encourage entrepreneurship, income generation and employment. This expertise is the result of actions as mayor of Blumenau/SC (2005-2012), member of the Chamber of Deputies and the SC State Legislature, and president of Badesc and Eletrosul, and member of the Board of Celesc which gives him extensive knowledge and experience in public management. He holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford and an MSc from LSE.
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector LeadIFC
USA
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.

M&A Energy - What are the most attractive destinations?

Moderator
Túlio Azevêdo Machado
Túlio Azevêdo Machado
Head of Infrastructure
XP Asset Management
Ettore V. Biagioni
Ettore V. Biagioni
Managing Partner
ALOTHON
Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos
CFO
Ibitu Energia
Thiago Lang
Thiago Lang
Director and Head of Industry Verticals | M&A and Transaction Solutions | ESG Solutions
Aon
Túlio Azevêdo Machado
Túlio Azevêdo Machado
Head of InfrastructureXP Asset Management
Brazil
Ettore V. Biagioni
Ettore V. Biagioni
Managing PartnerALOTHON
Brazil
Ettore V. Biagioni is the Managing Partner and founder (2004) of Alothon Group. Mr. Biagioni has been doing business in Latin America since the mid 1980’s and has worked with members of the firm since 1997. From 1995 to 2004, he served as Head of the Latin America Private Equity Group of Bankers Trust (BT), then of Deutsche Bank. He was also Head of BT’s Latin America M&A prior to the acquisition of BT by Deutsche Bank. Other employers include Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York and McKinsey & Company in Italy. Mr. Biagioni also serves on boards of portfolio companies. Mr. Biagioni holds a B.S. with distinction from Babson College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos
CFOIbitu Energia
Brazil
Ricardo Santos currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Ibitu Energia. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Santos has a track record in strategy, growth, M&A, project finance, and IPO. He has played a key role in developing and constructing over 2 GW of renewable power generation. Before joining Ibitu, Ricardo served as CFO at Omega Energia (Serena) and Habib's Group. He also held senior management positions at other companies and banks, including EDP Brasil, Roland Berger Strategy Consultant, Banco Fator, and Banco Safra. Ricardo earned a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV-EAESP and an MBA from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Thiago Lang
Thiago Lang
Director and Head of Industry Verticals | M&A and Transaction Solutions | ESG SolutionsAon
Brazil
Graduated in Business Administration from FGV and MBA at FIA / USP, he has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and industrial risks. He started at Aon in 2004 as account executive, serving national and international clients of the Food & Beverage, Chemical, Pharma and Agribusiness industries, in 2014 he became manager of the same area. He is currently the Market & M&A Development Director, responsible for the service and development of National and Multinational accounts of São Paulo.

Timetable

Wednesday, May 15th 2024
Close See complete schedule
02:30pm - 03:30pm

Investment Climate in Latin America - What does the future hold?

04:15pm - 05:15pm

Energy Transition - Which factors could impact LatAm energy prices?

Blended and Project Finance - How to scale up private capital participation?

Beyond PPPs - What innovative guarantees and financing mechanisms are being implemented?

05:45pm - 06:45pm

Transportation Outlook

How will these assets respond to 2024 challenges?

Debt Instruments - What are the repercussions given the current monetary policies and the economic slowdown?

Institutional Investors - How are they reassessing their LatAm investment strategies? 

Thursday, May 16th 2024
Close See complete schedule
09:30am - 10:30am

New Eyes on Latin America - What type of projects are attracting international investors’ interest?

11:15am - 12:15pm

Alternative Energy - How can LatAm lead as the renewable energy hub?

Maritime & Port Industry - How to bridge the gap between demand and container handling capacity?

Utilities - Are investments in this sector expected to rise in portfolios?

01:30pm - 02:30pm

Chile & Peru

Do these markets remain crucial for optimizing investment portfolios?

Colombia - New routes towards more bankable projects?

Brazil - What does the economic reform agenda mean for infrastructure investment?

03:00pm - 04:00pm

Highways Concessions - On the road to ensure a technology-based outperformance?

Electricity Grids -What paths exist to expand and modernize the network?

Mexico Investment

Is it time to secure financing for growth investments?

04:30pm - 05:30pm

Multilateral & Development Banks

What stands out in the deals’ financial structure?

M&A Energy - What are the most attractive destinations?

Advisory Board - Latam

Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment Officer
IDB Invest
Aldo Malpartida
https://www.idbinvest.org/en
Lima | Peru
IDB Invest, a multilateral investment institution that is an independent affiliate of the IDB Group, invests in small and medium-size private projects, either directly or through equity funds.
Aldo Reggiardo
Aldo Reggiardo
Partner
Cuatrecasas - Peru
Aldo Reggiardo
Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - Infrastructure
BMA Advogados
Ana Cândida De Mello
http://www.bmalaw.com.br/Pages/Default.aspx
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Founded in 1995, BMA is one of the most recognized law firms in Brazil. Present in a substantial part of the mergers and acquisitions operations carried out in the last two decades, BMA has participated in the creation of business groups with global operations and leaders in their segments. With experienced, qualified and knowledgeable professionals from the public and private sectors, BMA seeks in-depth knowledge of its clients' issues. It always works with creative and effective solutions based on a multidisciplinary vision, obtained through the integration of its teams.
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
Senior Vice President for Latin America and Vice President Brazil
Siemens Energy Brasil
Andre Clark
https://www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html
Jundiaí | SP | Brazil
With more than 100 years of experience in the country, the Siemens transforms its excellence in electrification, automation and digitization into solutions to break borders and bring ingenuity to Brazilians.
André De Angelo
André De Angelo
Country Director
ACCIONA
André De Angelo
http://www.acciona.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
ACCIONA is a leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects across the world. Its offer covers the whole value chain, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. With a presence in more than 30 countries, the Group develops its business activities based on the desire to contribute to economic and social development in the communities in which it operates.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Partner
Baker McKenzie
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
http://www.bakermckenzie.com
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
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
Blanca Rodriguez
Blanca Rodriguez
CFO
Marhnos
Blanca Rodriguez
http://marhnos.com.mx
http://marhnos.com.mx
+52 55 5980 8445
MIGUEL HIDALGO | CMX | Mexico
In Mexico, marhnos® has exemplified its commitment to the Construction of Well-being in the country through social infrastructure projects of great importance for health, road connectivity and administrative efficiency of local governments, the real estate heritage of the private initiative to production and real estate development that allows a unique urban and environmental integration, as well as functional spaces, ideal for the residential segment.
Brigitt Bencich Aguilar
Brigitt Bencich Aguilar
Presidenta del Directorio
COFIDE
Brigitt Bencich Aguilar
http://www.cofide.com.pe
Lima | Peru
We aim at boosting sustainable and inclusive development in the country, increasing its productivity and competitiveness, providing financing and other financial services.
Bruno Sena
Bruno Sena
CEO
BMPI
Bruno Sena
http://www.bmpi.com.br
http://www.bmpi.com.br
+55 11 3168-0108
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Holding company of equity stakes in businesses and structured projects in infrastructure sector, particularly dedicated to solutions for sustainable cities (efficient sanitation and public lighting systems). The company highlights governance and management as primary sources of value creation in its business and also leverages an articulated framework to execution of new investments. It currently holds equity position in sub-holdings and 7 companies of diverse business niches in infrastructure.
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEO
Atlas Renewable Energy
Carlos Barrera
http://atlasrenewableenergy.com/
Miami, | FL | USA
Atlas Renewable Energy is an Actis portfolio company focused on the development, execution and operation of renewable energy projects across Latin America.
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEO
Cifi
César Cañedo-Arguelles
http://www.cifi.com/
Panama City | Panamá | Panama
Non-bank financial institution, provides advice and financing for infrastructure and energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Portfolio Manager
Unión para la Infraestructura
César Ramírez
https://upli.co/
https://upli.co/
601 - 5800014
Lima | Peru
Credicorp is Peru’s largest financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Credicorp provides commercial banking, microlending, insurance, pension fund management and financial advisory services at an international level.
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEO
R&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
http://ryq.cl/
http://ryq.cl/
+56 2 23391700
Santiago | Chile
R&Q Concesiones is a project originator and investment promotor in public infrastructure. Its business is focused on major projects awarded by chilean governement under a PPP Scheme.
Daniella Barros
Daniella Barros
Director of Regulatory and Infrastructure Projects
Vale
Daniella Barros
http://www.vale.com
http://www.vale.com
+55 (21) 3814-4477
Rio De Janeiro | Brazil
With operations, offices, exploration projects and joint ventures spread across five continents, Vale is a world leader in the mining sector. Headquartered in Brazil, we operate in over 30 countries and employ over 195,000 people (including employees and long-term contractors). We are the global leader in iron ore and the second biggest nickel producer. We also produce copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, fertilizers, cobalt and platinum group metals.
Dênio Cidreira
Dênio Cidreira
CEO
Fonte Nova Negócios e Participações
Dênio Cidreira
http://www.itaipavaarenafontenova.com.br
Salvador | BA | Brazil
Fonte Nova Arena is a consolidated event venue, housing a wide range of corporate and entertainment events, as well as touristic activities. By the end of the year, about 1m people should pass through or attend sporting an non-sporting events at Arena.
Diana Muñozcano
Diana Muñozcano
CIO
Grupo Indi
Diana Muñozcano
http://grupoindi.com
http://grupoindi.com
+52 (55) 5540-6750
Naucalpan de Juárez | MEX | Angola
Grupo Indi es un grupo empresarial mexicano con amplia experiencia en construcción marítima, construcción pesada, edificación y obras electromecánicas. Con más de 40 años de experiencia participamos activamente en el desarrollo de infraestructura, bajo la modalidad APP, incluyendo desarrollos de vialidades, movilidad, infraestructura social y comercial, a través de 4 unidades de negocio.
Jordi Tasias
Jordi Tasias
Managing Director, Latin America
CDPQ
Jordi Tasias
http://www.cdpq.com
http://www.cdpq.com
+52 55 28816709
Ciudad de Mexico | CMX | Mexico
Canadian long-term institutional investor, CDPQ has been a major infrastructure investor for more than 15 years.
Jorge Valenzuela
Jorge Valenzuela
Principal & Managing Director, Advisory Services
ARUP
Jorge Valenzuela
http://www.arup.com
http://www.arup.com
+1 415 957 9445
San Francisco | CA | USA
Arup is a multi–disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. The firm has over 15,000 staff based in 90 offices across 40 countries.
José Guilherme Souza
José Guilherme Souza
Managing Partner - Head of Infrastructure Investments
Vinci Partners
José Guilherme Souza
http://vincipartners.com
http://vincipartners.com
+55 11 3572 3700
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Vinci is one of Brazil’s largest alternative investment firms, with over R$ 60bi of AUM. The Real Estate area represents more than R$5,0bi of this AUM with investments across different asset classes and strategies.
José María Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, Infrastructure
BlackRock
José María Zertuche
https://www.blackrock.com/mx/home
Mexico City | CMX | Mexico
BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm. Our business is investing on behalf of our clients - from large institutions to parents and grandparents, teachers, nurses, doctors and people from all walks of life.
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Chief Investment Officer
Profuturo AFP
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
http://www.profuturo.com.pe
Lima | Peru
Profuturo AFP is part of Scotiabank, one of the world's leading financial institutions.
Julian Torrado
Julian Torrado
Managing Director
CIBC
Julian Torrado
http://www.cibcwm.com
http://www.cibcwm.com
+57 (1) 5169047
Bogotá | Colombia
CIBC (CM: NYSE, TSX) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $50 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.2%. Through our major business units — Canadian Personal & Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking & Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking & Wealth Management and Capital Markets – our more than 44,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 10 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. CIBC’s Capital Markets business provides best-in-class insight, advice, and execution across global markets, investment banking, corporate banking and research to corporate, government and institutional clients in key markets globally. CIBC has been consistently recognized with multiple awards at the IJGlobal Americas Deals of the Year Awards for Global Infrastructure & Power since 2015.
Financial Consultant/Advisor
Laura Rodriguez
Laura Rodriguez
Head Of Business Development
Roadis Colombia
Laura Rodriguez
https://www.roadis.com/
Bogotá | Colombia
Leopoldo Pellon
Leopoldo Pellon
Director Operations America
Sacyr
Leopoldo Pellon
http://www.sacyr.com
http://www.sacyr.com
+34 91 5455000
Madrid | Spain
Infrastructure and Municipal Services Holding.
Marilene Ramos Múrias dos Santos
Marilene Ramos Múrias dos Santos
Grupo Águas do Brasil
Marilene Ramos Múrias dos Santos
http://www.grupoaguasdobrasil.com.br/
Niteroi | RJ | Brazil
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
CEO
Odinsa
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
http://www.odinsa.com/es
Bogotá | Colombia
Odinsa, a Colombian company, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos, is an organization dedicated to the structuring, management and development of infrastructure projects for highway and airport concessions.
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector Lead
IFC
Miguel Toledo
http://www.ifc.org
http://www.ifc.org
+ 571 319 2330
Bogotá | Colombia
Multilateral global development institution focused exclusively on supporting private sector development in developing markets.
Otavio Silveira
Otavio Silveira
CEO
OPY Health
Otavio Silveira
https://opyhealth.com.br/en/
São Paulo | Brazil
We are Opy Health, the first integrated platform of infrastructure assets and provider of non-medical services to the Brazilian healthcare sector
Paola Larrahondo
Paola Larrahondo
Partner, Infrastructure
Gómez-Pinzón
Paola Larrahondo
http://www.gomezpinzon.com
Bogota | Colombia
Gómez-Pinzón is a law firm that provides multiple counsel in different law areas in such a way that our clients are assured that they will make the best decisions in their business.
Ricardo Alves
Ricardo Alves
Senior Vice President - Infrastructure Private Equity
GIC
Ricardo Alves
http://www.gic.com.sg
http://www.gic.com.sg
+55 11 3514 1600
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
GIC is one of the world’s largest global investors, with well over US$100 billion of assets in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Rubén López
Rubén López
Director General
Aleatica México
Rubén López
http://www.aleatica.com
http://www.aleatica.com
+52 55 5255 5250
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
Founded in 2018, Aleatica was created with the mission of offering safe and sustainable mobility solutions supported by cutting-edge technology that anticipate customer needs. We are a pure transport infrastructure operator, which allows us to focus exclusively on the design and operation of highways and other mobility assets in 6 countries of Europe and Latin America.
Sylvia Brasil Coutinho
Sylvia Brasil Coutinho
Country Head UBS Group
UBS
Sylvia Brasil Coutinho
http://apps1.ubs.com/locationfinder/search.do?GeoEntityId=105633&GeoEntityType=6
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions. Its strategy centers on its Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Asset Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates. In Brazil, UBS offers wealth management services to private investors and broker dealer and corporate client solutions to institutional clients.
Aldo Malpartida
Aldo Malpartida
Principal Investment OfficerIDB Invest
USA
I am a seasoned business executive with 20 years’ experience leading the origination, structuring and management of principal and syndicated investments, including structured debt, mezzanine, and private equity. I am passionate about serving my clients, while structuring investments that adequately balance risk and return.

My areas of expertise include Energy, Infrastructure, and Extractives (Oil, Gas & Mining). I have arranged syndicated loans and mezzanine/equity investments across Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Currently, I lead business origination and structuring for IDB Invest in the Infrastructure and Energy space of Peru and Bolivia.
Aldo Reggiardo
Aldo Reggiardo
PartnerCuatrecasas - Peru
Peru
Ana Cândida De Mello
Ana Cândida De Mello
Partner - InfrastructureBMA Advogados
Brazil
Ana Cândida experience involves various Administrative Law matters: public procurement and government agreements, concession of public services, public-private partnerships, public companies, administrative corruption, accountability and fiscal responsibility, corporate social investment, regulated sectors, administrative proceedings with public and controlling entities (Audit Courts and Comptrollers).She participated in relevant infrastructure projects related to airport, port,railway and water and sewage sectors. She is internationally referenced in relevant legal guides, such as Chambers & Partners Latin America and The Legal 500. She is also CP³P-F certified, that’s granted by the APGM Public–Private Partnerships Certification Program.
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
Senior Vice President for Latin America and Vice President BrazilSiemens Energy Brasil
Brazil
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.
André De Angelo
André De Angelo
Country DirectorACCIONA
Brazil
Country Director of ACCIONA Infraestructuras in Brazil, he is a Civil Engineer with an MBA in Business and Commercial Management. He began his career as a Construction Engineer at Andrade Gutierrez, where he worked for 17 years and was the Director of the Latin America Market, responding to the commercial and operational management of the company's projects in Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, among others. He also worked for 2 years as Executive Director for the Southern Cone region at Pentech, a multinational company of EPCenergy and industrial projects. At ACCIONA,with his strategic vision and experience in contract management, he is responsible for developing business in the areas of construction, concessions, industrial, water and services.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
PartnerBaker McKenzie
Mexico
Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He handles all legal matters related to the development of real estate, mining, infrastructure and major projects, and advises clients on the development of projects relating to electricity, oil, gas, fuels, water, waste, LPG, LNG, biofuels, energy efficiency and public bids called by Mexican government agencies. Benjamín also represents clients before the regulatory authorities and agencies in matters regarding permitting for energy projects, and advises clients on maritime and navigation matters, due diligence, contracts and financing, as well as regulatory issues.
Blanca Rodriguez
Blanca Rodriguez
CFOMarhnos
Mexico
With more than 20 years of experience in Finance, advisory and fund management, Ms. Rodriguez has been actively involved in the capital raising, originating, structuring and execution of over US$6.5 billion of debt and equity transactions in real estate and infrastructure in various countries of Latam and the US. Ms. Rodriguez is currently CFO at Marhnos, a leading Mexican company, with more than 6 decades of experience specialized in real estate and infrastructure projects. Prior to Marhnos, Ms. Rodriguez was Managing Director of the Banyan Tree Mexico Hospitality Fund.
Brigitt Bencich Aguilar
Brigitt Bencich Aguilar
Presidenta del DirectorioCOFIDE
Peru
Bruno Sena
Bruno Sena
CEOBMPI
Brazil
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, having started his career in the financial market at Banco Opportunity. He was previously Managing Director at Internet Group, company integrated by iG, BrTurbo and iBest. In 2009, he joined Angra Infra as Managing Partner, where he could manage a wide range of investment in infrastructure. In 2013, he founded Barbosa Mello Investimentos, an infrastructure investment holding company. The company currently has investments in sectors such as water, energy, social infrastructure, street lighting and transports.
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEOAtlas Renewable Energy
USA
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.
César Cañedo-Arguelles
César Cañedo-Arguelles
CEOCifi
Panama
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 Ramírez
Portfolio ManagerUnión para la Infraestructura
Peru
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.
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEOR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Chile
Cristina joined R&Q in 2015 as a Head of PPP Investment. She holds an Economy degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Master´s degree in Infrastructure Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Prior to joining R&Q Cristina worked in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America as CEO of multinational engineering companies and advised Banks, IFIs and Investors in infrastructure projects, with a remarkable specialization in PPP structures. Cristina also served as Strategic Director for Ayesa in Spain and now is part of the Commercial Board of R&Q Group in Chile. Today Cristina manages a portfolio of infrastructure investment of more than USD 1,000 Mill in Chile.
Daniella Barros
Daniella Barros
Director of Regulatory and Infrastructure ProjectsVale
Brazil
Director of Regulatory and Infrastructure Projects with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals, port and railway industries. Strong operations professional skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Demand Planning, and Operational Excellence.
Dênio Cidreira
Dênio Cidreira
CEOFonte Nova Negócios e Participações
Brazil
Dênio Cidreira is President of Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. He is a chemical engineer graduated from UFBA and holds an MBA from FGV and Cranfield (England). He also took the Harvard Business School Product Innovation Leadership Course and the IBGC Management Advisor Course. He previously held positions in the Odebrecht Group, which he joined as Braskem's New Business Manager and gained executive experience by being part the board of several companies within the group: Santo Antonio Energia, Odebrecht Ambiental (currently BRK Ambiental) and Odebrecht Properties.
Diana Muñozcano
Diana Muñozcano
CIOGrupo Indi
Mexico
Jordi Tasias
Jordi Tasias
Managing Director, Latin AmericaCDPQ
Canada
Jordi Tasias is a Managing Director in the Private Equity team. He heads the Mexico office from which he oversees the activities in Latin America (outside of Brazil), including CDPQ’s private equity activities. He also supports the Infrastructure team’s business development activities. Mr. Tasias joined CDPQ in April 2018 as a Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships in the Growth Markets team. He has almost 20 years of experience in investment banking in Europe and Latin America. He spent much of his career at BBVA in Spain and Mexico, where he led the Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets teams. Before that, he worked at KPMG Corporate Finance in Madrid and London, and at Clairfield M&A Advisors in Barcelona.
Jorge Valenzuela
Jorge Valenzuela
Principal & Managing Director, Advisory ServicesARUP
USA
Jorge Valenzuela has 20 years of experience in investments, asset management, and project management of real assets in the US and Latin America. Jorge's areas of expertise include financial and technical advisory for the development, investment and financing of public infrastructure and real estate projects. At Arup, Jorge leads the Advisory Services team for San Francisco and Latin America and has directed engagements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the US. Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, has a Master degree in construction management and real estate from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and an MBA degree from University of California at Berkeley.
José Guilherme Souza
José Guilherme Souza
Managing Partner - Head of Infrastructure InvestmentsVinci Partners
Brazil
Mr Souza has been with Vinci Partners since inception, and had been manager of FIP Brasil Energia while at Banco Pactual until 2009. At Vinci, Mr Souza was responsible for monitoring the investment in Equatorial Energia until 2015 and has served as board member of Celpa (Centrais Eletrica do Para), Cecrisa, and is still at the board of Grupo CBO. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (EFEI) and an MBA with a major in Corporate Finance and Accounting from University of Rochester, New York (Beta Gamma Sigma award).
José María Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, InfrastructureBlackRock
Mexico
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.
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Chief Investment OfficerProfuturo AFP
Peru
Julian Torrado
Julian Torrado
Managing DirectorCIBC
Colombia
Laura Rodriguez
Laura Rodriguez
Head Of Business DevelopmentRoadis Colombia
Colombia
Leopoldo Pellon
Leopoldo Pellon
Director Operations AmericaSacyr
Colombia
Marilene Ramos Múrias dos Santos
Marilene Ramos Múrias dos Santos
Grupo Águas do Brasil
Brazil
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
CEOOdinsa
Colombia
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 Toledo
CIO – Energy Sector LeadIFC
USA
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.
Otavio Silveira
Otavio Silveira
CEOOPY Health
Brazil
More than 20 years of top management experience over complex assets and businesses, taking part and leading several M&A processes on different industries. Strong experience in infrastructure industry, specially on startup and turnaround processes, taking active participation on real estate, road operation, energy and sanitation markets. Specialties: Strategic and financial planning; Long-term contracts management; Team leadership; Negotiation; Improvement of corporate reputation; Start-up and turnaround processes leadership.
Paola Larrahondo
Paola Larrahondo
Partner, InfrastructureGómez-Pinzón
Colombia
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.
Ricardo Alves
Ricardo Alves
Senior Vice President - Infrastructure Private EquityGIC
Brazil
Twelve years of experience investing in public and private equities in LatAm. Sector experience includes consumer, education, retail, healthcare at Warburg Pincus and infrastructure at GIC. He is responsible for origination and execution of transactions in the Digital Infrastructure and Transportation & Logistics sub-sectors as well as regional lead for high yield infrastructure debt in South and Central America.
Rubén López
Rubén López
Director GeneralAleatica México
Mexico
Rubén López Barrera studied the Degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana; Master of Science in Management of the Master’s Program from Stanford University; Master of Business Administration from the joint program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the structuring of infrastructure projects, holding various positions within ICA as Executive Director and Director of Human, Legal and Communication Resources of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA)and as Director of Business Development and Director of Project Financing of ICA. From 2006 to 2009 he was General Director of OMA
Sylvia Brasil Coutinho
Sylvia Brasil Coutinho
Country Head UBS GroupUBS
Brazil
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.
The 9th edition of Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2024 is the perfect opportunity to:

Discuss themes in an informal format - everyone can participate and interact

Share solutions to the biggest challenges facing emerging markets

Build new business opportunities with leading global investors

Debate strategic topics to define the future of infrastructure sectors

Connect with peers and meet new prospective partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact our team to find the sponsorship and exposure opportunities that best fit the strategy of your company.

Sponsorship opportunities

Include your information below to apply for sponsorship opportunities
Sucessful Registration! Our team will reach out soon to proceed with the next steps.
* I confirm that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of GRI Club
Club Partners Brazil
Sectoral Club Partners Latam
Sectoral Club Partners Brazil
Event Sponsors
Closing Drinks Sponsors
Contributor Sponsor
https://www.accenture.com/br-pt
São Paulo | SP | 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.bndes.gov.br
http://www.bndes.gov.br
+55 21 2052 7447
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is one of the largest development banks in the world and today the Federal Government's main instrument for long-term financing and investment in all segments of the Brazilian economy.
https://www.globaltalent.com.br/
Brazil
We are your strategic partner in talent acquisition for the real estate and infrastructure sector. With over 20 years of experience and a strong presence in Europe, we specialize in optimizing performance by maximizing human resources and operational strategies. Our commitment to excellence drives us to find tailored talent, reshaping organizations and empowering professionals for success. In collaboration with the GRI Club, our global network spans 30 countries.
http://www.alvarezandmarsal.com
Sao 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.
http://www.bakermckenzie.com
New York | USA
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
https://www.cuatrecasas.com/es/internacional/colombia.html
Bogotá | Distrito Capital de Bogotá | Colombia
http://www.fitchratings.com
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.
https://brasil.marsh.com/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. In today’s increasingly uncertain global business environment, Marsh helps clients to thrive and survive. We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. To every client interaction we bring an unmatched combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals around the world.
http://www.grupoaguasdobrasil.com.br/
Niteroi | RJ | Brazil
http://www.codeba.com.br
http://www.codeba.com.br
+55 71 3320-1100
Salvador | BA | Brazil
http://www.aon.com/brasil
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Existimos para moldar melhores decisões - para proteger e enriquecer a vida das pessoas em todo o mundo. Nossa equipe fornece aos nossos clientes, em mais de 120 países, consultoria e soluções que lhes dão clareza e confiança para tomar as melhores decisões para proteger e expandir seus negócios.
http://www.cesconbarrieu.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Cescon Barrieu is one of Brazil’s leading law firms. Our lawyers stand out for their strong commitment to the representation of our clients’ interests and for their work in highly sophisticated, groundbreaking matters. We have a first class practice in development of infrastructure projects across all its sectors, such as energy, telecom, oil and gas, water and wastewater, ports and navigation, airports, railways, mining and toll roads. We provide advice in all phases of a project, from its conception to its financing, assisting companies in structuring projects, participating in bidding procedures and in claims with the regulatory agencies and granting authorities. We have a multidisciplinary team specialized in drafting and negotiating project contracts, such as EPC contracts, offtake contracts and O&M agreements as well as in EPC Contract management, assisting clients with managing claims during the construction.
http://en.ccccltd.cn/
http://en.ccccltd.cn/
+55 11 4550-6720
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
CCCC South America Regional Company was established in May 2016. Its headquarters are located in São Paulo, and its registration is in Luxembourg. In 2017 ,PC South America Regional Company acquired Concremat, a reputable Brazilian company in the field of Engineering Consulting. With 67 years old, Concremat has consolidated itself as the leader in Brazil in engineering projects and consultancy.
http://www.concremat.com.br
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Concremat Engineering and Technology leads the ranking of the engineering consultancy companies in Brazil. With 65 years of experience, Concremat has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and strategically sited branches in nine different Brazilian state capitals – São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Vitória, Brasília, Fortaleza, Salvador, Manaus and Porto Alegre. Our approximately 2,800 employees are proud to contribute to the development of Brazil through their work. It is through the work that we participate, in partnership with our customers, that we help reinforcing the important role of engineering as an agent for transformation of a country. In 2017, Concremat started to be part of the China Communications Construction Company – CCCC group. Ranked #3 in the international ranking of the Engineering News-Record, CCCC is one of the world leaders in the segments of infrastructure projects and construction, with over 100 years of experience.
http://www.gov.br/transportes
Brasilia | DF | Brazil
http://www.ms.gov.br
http://www.ms.gov.br
+55 65 3318 1000
Campo Grande | MS | Brazil
https://www.fiems.com.br/
Campo Grande | MS | Brazil
http://www.investminas.com.br/
Invest Minas is Minas Gerais’ investment and foreign trade promotion agency, headquartered in the city of Belo Horizonte.INDI’s mission is to develop MG by attracting investments, supporting established companies and promoting exports. The Agency is linked to the Minas Gerais State Economic Development Secretariat (SEDE) and is maintained by the Minas Gerais Economic Development Company (CODEMIG) and the Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG).
https://www.mg.gov.br/
Belo Horizonte | MG | Brazil
The state has a strategic geographical location, the largest road network and the second largest railway network in Brazil. In Minas Gerais there are more than 690 projects focused on electric power generation.

Past Events

RELATED CONTENTS
Check our most relevant infraestructure market news

Some confirmed participants

←  SHARE
INFRASTRUCTURE
This eMeeting is exclusive
for Premium members
This event is exclusive for GRI members.