The Mexican Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AMEXCAP) is the only Private Equity and Venture Capital Association in Mexico representing more than 80 GPs and over USD $69 billion in assets.
You are welcome to participate at our Private Equity SUMMIT 2023 next March 28th and 29th at the “Four Seasons Hotel” in Mexico City.
Every year since 2006, AMEXCAP has organized this Summit, becoming the most important event of Private equity in Mexico and the ideal meeting point for key players of the innovation, entrepreneurship, and competitiveness ecosystem of Mexico.
This event also generates discussions regarding the opportunities, challenges and complexities of the Mexican Private Equity and Venture Capital environment and the economic development.
It also assembles the most prestigious International and National Limited Partners and General Partners, business owners, CEOs, key government officials, Family Offices, specialized advisors, entrepreneurs, accelerators, among others. The Summit’s 2022 edition achieved over 630 attendees.
The 2023 edition is important for AMEXCAP, we commemorate our 20th anniversary. This is a great moment to celebrate what we have achieved as and industry and to think over on the challenges of the future, especially in terms of impact, sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
Liliana is CEO from AMEXCAP since April, 2018. Before this, she was Venture Capital Director of the National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM). She has more than 15 years of experience in development banks in areas such as projects evaluation, technical assistance and project management with multilateral and bilateral funding.
She has worked as an independent consultant and project manager of local economic development projects financed with international cooperation funds.
Mrs. Reyes has graduated in international affairs from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has master degree in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master degree in International Cooperation and Project Management from the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset from Madrid, Spain. She also has a Diploma in Private Equity from the IPADE Business School.
INADEM is an institution within the Mexican Ministry of Economy, which aims to implement, execute and coordinate the national policy to support entrepreneurs, and micro, small and medium enterprises, fostering innovation, competitiveness and projection in national and international markets.
In May 2016, Raul Gallegos joined the Asset Management group at Credit Suisse to develop and lead and new Real Estate lending platform through the launch of a specialized fund (CBFI) focused on issuing loans for income producing properties. The target asset classes for this vehicle include office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties and hotels. The fund was successfully closed in 3Q17 and to date it has invested over $17 billion pesos.
Prior to this, Mr. Gallegos was the President and CEO for GE in Mexico since July 2013, where he was focused on business development and growth in the country through the various industrial and financial business units. At the time, the company had 11,000 employees, 17 manufacturing plants, 5 service centers and the largest engineering center in Mexico with 1800 specialized engineers.
Raúl began his career with GE in 1997 in Stamford, Connecticut with the Latin America group of GE Capital Structured Finance, where he worked on debt and equity transactions for infrastructure projects in Energy, Telecom and the Transportation industries.
In 1999, he returned to México to join the GE Capital Real Estate business, where he first worked as a Relationship Manager and originator, and then as the leader of the Debt Business. During 7 years, he was focused on consolidating and growing their loan portfolio, achieving a level of specialization unique in the industry, and a completely integrated platform that became the market leader with over $4 billion dollars in assets. From 2006 to 2013, he served as General Manager of GE Real Estate in México, where he was responsible for both the debt and equity businesses which totaled more than $5 billion dollars in assets, including managing Intramerica Real Estate Group, one of the principal owners and operators of industrial properties in Mexico with a portfolio of more than 200 buildings and 17 million square feet. In December 2012, GE Capital Real Estate sold this platform to Macquarie to create what is now Fibra Macquarie.
Raúl is a Civil Engineer from Universidad Anáhuac and he has an MBA from Columbia University in New York. He started his professional career at Industrias Gar-Vel, one of the most important mechanical contractors in Mexico, where he participated and led some of the most important construction projects in the country.
Founder & CEO KUESKI
Adalberto Flores is the co-founder and CEO of Kueski, the fastest-growing digital financial services platform in Mexico. Adal founded Kueski with the mission to simplify people’s financial lives through innovation.
The Kueski product ecosystem includes Kueski Pay and Kueski Cash which, under Adal’s strategic leadership, have disbursed over 10 million loans to more than 1.8 million consumers throughout Mexico. Additionally, Kueski continues to be internationally recognized as an industry leader, having won "Best BNPL Solution" award at the Finovate Awards, earned a spot on the "Best Companies for Young Professionals in Mexico" and "Most Ethical Companies in Mexico" lists as well as being named to CB Insights Fintech 250 list in 2022.
Prior to founding Kueski in 2012, Adal managed operations at Ooyala in Mexico. He has earned recognition, such as the Intel Entrepreneurship Challenge prize (2009), the E100 Mexico West Entrepreneurship Recognition (2012), and Adolf Horn (2019), among others.
He graduated with an Industrial and Systems Engineer degree at Tec de Monterrey and speaks Mandarin, Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Managing Director WAYRA
Agustín is the Managing Director of Wayra Hispam, leading the Corporate Venture Capital strategy for the Telefonica Movistar Group in Spanish speaking Latam. He is an Industrial Engineer graduated from ITBA and holds a dual MBA degree from ESIC in Madrid and SISU University in Shanghai. After holding various global roles within the Telefonica Group, he joined Wayra in 2020, first as Argentina's Country Manager and then as Regional Director. Additionally, Agustín is a Board Member of AMEXCAP and actively participates in promoting Venture Capital in Latin America and Europe.
Subdirector de inversiones PENSIONISSSTE
BA in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL); MSC in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) with studies in economic theory and financial topics, focus on derivatives and credit risk.
He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the finance industry and public sector, holding various positions in institutions like HSBC Financial Group, Ministry of Finance (SHCP), ISSSTE and IPAB (bank deposit insurance).
He's currently the Chief Investment Officer at PENSIONISSSTE (National Pensions Fund of Public Labor).
>Managing Director ALLOY CAPITAL
Alejandro is Managing Director at Alloy Capital in Mexico, a private credit company with more than 25 years of experience investing in the US, Mexico and other emerging markets.
Alloy Capital administers more than USD$200 million in Mexico and invests via structured loans in companies that are going through a transformational change such as M&A, international expansion or accelerated growth.
Alejandro has experience in investment banking in London, England, collaborating with Goldman Sachs and Banco Santander; He was also Managing Partner of ZIMMA Corporate Finance in Mexico City. He is CoFounder and General Partner of Soldiers Field Angels, a venture capital fund made up of more than 30 Harvard alumni. Additionally, he has experience in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble and as an entrepreneur at Bullseye Brands LLC. He is a member of AMEXCAP, where he is the Vice President of the Promotion and Committee.
He is also the treasurer of the non-profit group México en Movimiento. Alejandro is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana (graduated with honors) and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jr. Partner SPECTRA INVESTMENTS
Alexander Saller is a Jr. Partner at Spectra Investments, having joined the firm in 2017. He is responsible for all of the investment and asset monitoring activities in LatAm ex-Brazil. Prior to joining Spectra, Alexander spent four years at BTG Pactual Asset Management, as an analyst in the alternative assets division, which includes PE, Infra, Real Estate and Timberland. Alexander holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Managing Director, Head of Latam PANTHEON
Ana is a member of Pantheon’s Emerging Markets Investment Team, where she focuses on the analysis, evaluation and completion of Latin American investment opportunities. She is also a member of the Investor Relations Team servicing Latin American institutional investors. Ana is a member of Pantheon’s Emerging Markets Investment Committee and Inclusion and Diversity Committee. In addition, Ana is a member of the GPCA Latin America Council. Prior to joining Pantheon, she was an investment professional at Tribeca Asset Management and Corficolombiana, Colombia’s largest financial corporation. She has also worked in short projects at Credit Suisse's Financial Sponsors Group, Actis, and LPEQ (now LPeC), the listed private market advocacy based in London. Ana graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and holds an MBA from London Business School. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, and is based in Bogotá.
Antonio Salinas Martinez Abrego es emprendedor, esposo y padre de 3 hijos. Graduado del Tecnológico de Monterrey como Licenciado en Economía y cuenta con una Maestría en Administración por la Universidad de Michigan.
Es co fundador y Director de Finanzas y Administración de Hydal SAPI de CV, empresa dedicada a la operación de hospitales y de negocios intra hospitalarios, enfocados en mejorar la atención de salud de los mexicanos. Esta empresa inició operaciones a finales del 2014 y en la actualidad cuenta con 4 hospitales, RADIOCARE negocio enfocado a servicios de Radiología y una comercializadora de medicamentos de especialidad. Siguen buscando el crecimiento del Grupo a través de nuevas adquisiciones y creando nuevas empresas.
Anteriormente, en el año 2006 había co fundado Grupo Valores Operativos Monterrey donde compraron una empresa de Fianzas, de Seguros de Vida e iniciaron desde cero una empresa de Seguros de Autos y Daños. Crecieron, consolidaron las empresas y fueron vendidas en el año 2013 a Grupos Extranjeros que participan en estas industrias.
A lo largo de su carrera profesional se ha dedicado a crear y crecer negocios, primero como empleado para empresas existentes y luego como emprendedor y socio capitalista con diferentes Grupos de Inversionistas.
Esta convencido que hay que participar para tener una mejor comunidad, por lo que participa en el Consejo del Seminario Arquidiocesano de Monterrey, El Consejo Nuevo León, el Comité de Desarrollo del Tecnológico de Monterrey y la Unión Ganadera de Nuevo León.
Executive Director ECM BBVA BANCOMER
Cuenta con más de 15 años de experiencia en el sector financiero en las áreas de banca de inversión, administración de riesgos y análisis de inversiones. Actualmente es Director Ejecutivo del área de Equity Capital Markets en BBVA México colaborando en la originación, estructuración y colocación de diversos productos del mercado de capitales como son CKDs/CERPIs, FIBRAs, FIBRA-E, IPOs de empresas, entre otros. Previamente, encabezó el área de Inversiones Alternativas y de Análisis de Inversiones en Afore Profuturo, teniendo a su cargo diversas responsabilidades a lo largo del tiempo vinculado a los mercados de capitales, crédito e instrumentos estructurados.
Cuenta también con una larga experiencia docente en materias como econometría financiera, macroeconomía, microeconomía, entre otras. Es licenciado en Economía por la Universidad Panamericana, donde cursó estudios de posgrado en Administración de Riesgo.
Co-Fundador y Presidente GRUPO IGS
Mr. Antonio Ruiz Galindo T. was founder, Chairman and CEO of IGS Group since 1997 date that the company was funded. He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors.
In 1970 he started his career in D.M. Nacional S.A. (office furniture and automotive stamping company) a company of the DESC Group, in Administration and Finance until he became the CEO of the company in 1976. In 1982 he became CEO of DESC Comercio Exterior S.A. de C.V. (Trading Company)
From 1986 to 1991 he became CEO and partner of a consulting firm in Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, and Investment banking, FINACORP S.C. Also invested in FINSA Brokerage House and became Managing Director
In 1991 he acquires and becomes partner and CEO in a construction company Ingeniería Integral S.A. de C.V. specialized on industrial construction. In 1997 he founded Industrial Global Solutions S.A de C.V, a Private Equity Fund specialized in Industrial Real Estate and manages an investment Funds; “Mexico Real Estate Investments, L.P.
In 2011 IGS issued two CKDs (certificates of capital for development in the Mexican Stock Exchange to invest on the Industrial, Retail and Low-Income Housing sectors. Founder and ex-president of the Association Mexicana de Capital Privado A.C. (Mexican Private Equity Association), He was member of the board of CCE (Business Coordinating Council), member of the board of the AVANCE program sponsor by CONACYT AND NAFINSA (Development Banks in Mexico) and independent member of the board of Afore XXI until the company was sold to Grupo Banorte.
He is currently a member of the Board of FIMEDER (Micro Financial Institution), member of the of de Trustees of FOMENTO DE CULTURA, A.C. (Universidad Iberoamericana), member of the board of ADEXPASE, Chairman and CEO of Ancar Consultores business promotion company and CEO of RUGALTE (Holding Company). Mr. Ruiz Galindo has the degree of bachelor’s in business administration from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Presidente y Socio Director Senior NEXXUS CAPITAL
Presidente de Nexxus Capital y co fundador de los Fondos de Capital Privado operados por la empresa en México y España. Cuenta con más de 35 años de amplia experiencia en finanzas y en particular en capital privado, banca de inversión y banca múltiple.
Antes de asociarse en Nexxus Capital en 1998, ocupó varias posiciones directivas en Grupo Santander y anteriormente en Grupo GBM, Interacciones (hoy Banorte) y Serfin (ahora Santander), desempeñando posiciones en banca internacional, empresarial, comercial y de inversión; siendo miembro del consejo y de comités ejecutivos y de dirección.
Actualmente es Presidente del Consejo de Nexxus Capital y de sus Fondos en México; Presidente del Consejo de Nexxus Iberia, que administra diversos fondos en España y Portugal. Miembro del Consejo de Fondo de Transporte México (BMV: TRAXION), presidiendo su Comité de Prácticas Societarias; de Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe (BMV: HOTEL), donde también preside el Comité de Prácticas Societarias; Miembro del Consejo de Cox Energy América (BIVA: COXA ); de Agile Thought (NASDAQ: AGIL); de Modatelas, Pumping Team Holding; de Bolsa Institucional de Valores, BIVA. Es a su vez Presidente del Consejo de QSR TH y Fine & Casual Dining (ex Taco Holding); y preside también Inmuno Holding. Es miembro del Consejo Metropolitano de Grupo Financiero Banorte; Es Miembro del Consejo de Ignia, Fondo de Venture Capital; miembro del Comité de Inversión de Redwood Ventures, y del Consejo Consultivo de Finanzas Sustentables, y pertenece al Comité Ejecutivo del 30% Club. Miembro del Capítulo de Servicios del US-Mexico Dialogue, grupo binacional de Lobbying del Sector Privado.
Fue miembro del Consejo de la Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado (AMEXCAP), posteriormente su Presidente y actualmente pertenece al Comité Ejecutivo de la Asociación. También fungió como miembro del Consejo de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Capital Privado (LAVCA).
Realizó estudios de Ingeniería Industrial por la Universidad Iberoamericana y cursó diversos programas de especialización. Frecuentemente participa en foros del sector financiero y en diversas instituciones académicas.
Director General GRUPO ALIANZA ESTRATÉGICA PORTUARIA
Since 2021, Arturo Villaseñor is the CEO of Grupo Alianza Estrategica Portuaria, a one-stop shop company focused in logistics, ports and customs.
In the last 10 years of his career, he has worked in Grupo Alianza in operations, commercial and special projects.
His career started in Qualtia Alimentos in finance and business intelligence.
He has a degree in finance administration from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2010.
CEO GRUPO IGS
Bárbara Ochoa es Socia y Directora General de Grupo IGS, un Fondo desarrollador y administrador de Bienes Raíces. Administra 3 CKDs y recientemente levantó un Fondo Privado para invertir en Industrial.
Es Consejera de AMEXCAP y Presidenta del Comité de Bienes Raíces.
Licenciada en Economista por la Universidad Iberoamericana y tiene una Maestría en Dirección de Empresas para Ejecutivos con Experiencia (MEDEX) por el IPADE. Así mismo ha cursado los Diplomados en Desarrollo de Proyectos Inmobiliarios de la Universidad Iberoamericana; de Leading with Finance, de Harvard Business School y de Alternative Investments, de Harvard Business School. email@example.com
Senior Director MILKEN INSTITUTE
Blair C. Smith is Senior Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, with more than 20 years of financial services and capital markets experience. He leads the Center’s Access to Capital and strategic innovative financing initiatives, to enhance economic and social impact. Mr. Smith also leads the Institute's work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Asset Management, as well as Impact Investment including CDFIs, MDIs and Opportunity Zone Funds. Mr. Smith was the Founder and CEO of Promethean AB Strategies LLC, a strategic consultancy focused on helping diverse led Asset Management firms achieve their goals. He is the former Chief Investment Officer for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution). Mr. Smith was also responsible for co-managing a $5.2 billion Emerging Manager investment portfolio, within the State of New York Common Retirement Fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith served for over 10 years as a Relationship Manager with both the Greenwich, Connecticut and New York City Wealth Management teams at various top tier banks.
Mr. Smith was appointed an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is on the Board of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the Baltimore Afro-American Newspapers and the Afro Charities. Mr. Smith received his M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a B.S. in Journalism from Morgan State University (an HBCU) where he was a 2 year ROTC scholar.
Partner, Private Equity APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
Bogdan Ignaschenko. He has been a partner at Apollo, based in New York City, since 2011, and is part of Apollo’s Private Equity and Financial Services teams. Mr. Ignaschenko serves on multiples boards including Wheels / Donlen, a fleet leasing business, Novolex, a leading North American packaging business, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier of Mexico. Mr. Ignaschenko previously served as a member of the board of directors of Tranquilidade, a large Portuguese insurance company, between 2017 and 2020. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Ignaschenko worked with Credit Suisse in the investment banking division from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Ignaschenko holds a bachelor degree in economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian Requarth, born in the Silicon Valley, has been building technology companies and investing in startups in Latin America for over 15 years. He is a co-founder of Latitud, a technology platform that is building the infrastructure to support the next generation of startups in Latin America. He is also the founder and partner of Latitud Ventures, a fund that invests in seed and pre-seed startups in Mexico and Latin America, seeking to connect Latin American entrepreneurs with capital from major international investors.
Before Latitud, Brian founded VivaReal and scaled Brazil's largest real estate tech company as its CEO. He led a merger with ZAP Imóveis, becoming the chairman of the board before negotiating the sale for over $600 million. Brian is also a prolific angel investor with 80 startups in his current portfolio, founder and partner of Latitud Ventures, a fund launched in 2021, with more than 100 startups in Mexico and Latin America, author of the book Viva the Entrepreneur and host of one of the leading podcasts on startups and venture capital in Latin America.
Carlos Caraveo is a graduate form University Anáhuac -Faculty of Engineering- earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a master’s degree in finance awarded by the same University, has a degree in Corporate Finance awarded by Kellogg School of Management, with more than 25 five years of experience in Corporate Finance, Financing and Treasury. He began his career in Cifra S.A. de C.V. (Wal-Mart of Mexico) where held various positions within the Finance Division focused its efforts on financial planning and evaluation of business opportunities for Aurrera, Vips, Suburbia and Bodegaurrera. Since 1993, he has held various positions in several companies of the PMI Group (International trading arm of Pemex), where he was in charge of the Vice Presidency of Finance for PMI Holdings North America (Houston), company responsible to manage Pemex interest in Deer Park, Texas (strategic alliance with Shell), was responsible for the management of financial operations of the PMI Comercio Internacional S.A. de C.V. (México) where he administered about 50 billion dollars of assets and was in charge of finance expansion projects and meet the requirements of working capital for the PMI Group. In 2012, was the Pemex Associate Managing Director of inance being responsible for: obtaining the external financing requirements for investment and expansion programs, investing the excess of cash and to manage the financial resources of Pemex and in 2018 was appointed as Pemex Treasurer. Since March 2019, he is the Treasury and Financing Director in Fermaca. Since June 2022, founder, partner and director in Multifamily Office (Caraveo Partners)
Co - Fundador y Managing Partner DISCOVERY AMERICAS
• Carlos Mendoza: Es Socio Fundador y “Managing Partner” en la empresa de Capital Privado Discovery Americas desde el año 2004.
• El Sr. Mendoza fue fundador y Presidente del Consejo de Administración de H+, empresa de hospitales, fundador de la línea aérea Volaris, donde fungió como Co-Líder de Proyecto de 2004 a 2006 (una empresa del Fondo Discovery Americas I).
• También fue Coordinador de Asesores del Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Director General de Crédito Público de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, y ocupó diversos cargos en Nacional Financiera, incluyendo el de Director General Adjunto Financiero y Director de Banca de Inversión.
• El Sr. Mendoza fue Presidente de la AMEXCAP del 2018 al 2020.
• El Sr. Mendoza ha participado en los Consejos de Administración de diversas compañías, incluyendo Volaris, Traxión, hospitales H+, AMCO Educación, Iké Asistencia, Transportes Lipu, Médica Sur, Grupo Desc, Aeroméxico, Mexicana, Minera Autlán, Petróleos Mexicanos International, BANOBRAS, BANCOMEXT, Nacional Financiera, Patronato del Ahorro Nacional (ahora BANSEFI), Aseguradora Hidalgo y Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA).
• El Sr. Mendoza se graduó con honores como Actuario de la Universidad Anáhuac y cuenta con un MBA de la Universidad de Stanford, habiendo sido “Fulbright Scholar” y “ITT Scholar”
AVP Portfolio Management (Director) METLIFE
Dario is an Actuary with a Master´s degree in Finance and 20+ years of experience working in international corporations. He has been part of Investment areas during the last 17 years, with International experience covering mainly Latin America countries.
Dario joined MetLife in 2007 in Argentina, where he started his investment career as a Trader. In 2014 he was promoted to Portfolio Manager, responsible for Argentina, Colombia & Uruguay investment portfolios (~$1bl). In 2016 he moved to Mexico to oversee the biggest LatAm portfolio for Metlife (~$7Bl), with the new Solvency II Regulation as a challenge. He is a member of Metlife Mexico Executive Committee.
Dario chaired the AMIS Investment Group (local insurance chamber) from 2019 to 2022.
He graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and a master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad Católica Argentina.
He also has teaching experience in Financial Calculus at the School of Economics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires for many years until 2006.
Founder PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David O'Donnell is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of O'Donnell. O’Donnell is focused on developing logistics industrial buildings, in-fill, last-mile, in major markets throughout Mexico. Since 1994, O’Donnell has developed and acquired approximately 13.6 million square feet, in 9 markets throughout Mexico, investing $750 MM, in joint ventures with AIG and Prudential and through its publicly listed fund (CKD), O’Donnell Capital Management (ODOCK18).
Managing Partner ENNOVA AMERICA
Diana Muñozcano tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en la ejecución de transacciones de banca de inversión, capital privado, financiamiento y estructuración de proyectos de infraestructura y energía en México.
Desde el año 2006 ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en Grupo Indi, una de las principales empresas desarrolladoras de infraestructura en México, en donde actualmente se desempeña como Vicepresidenta de Infraestructura. Durante este periodo ha desarrollado más de una decena de proyectos exitosos, uno de los cuales le otorgó el reconocimiento de Latin American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2012 por la revista Project Finance Magazine.
Es co-fundadora y Socia Directora de Ennova América, firma administradora de fondos de capital privado incluyendo el Fondo PF Protón I S.A.P.I. de C.V., el cual cuenta con capital comprometido para la financiación de una central eléctrica fotovoltaica por US 115 millones.
Diana es consejero de diversas empresas del sector así como de GRI Club de Infraestructura capítulo México, un foro de discusión y colaboración entre líderes de la industria inmobiliaria e infraestructura, así como miembro del Consejo Regional Metropolitano de Banorte. Además, es invitada de manera regular como ponente en los diversos congresos y clubes de infraestructura en el país y en el extranjero. También ha colaborado en diversas publicaciones del sector.
Diana es graduada de la Maestría en Dirección Financiera por la Escuela de Administración de Empresas en Barcelona, España y obtuvo el grado de Licenciada en Administración y Negocios Internacionales por la Universidad Panamericana. También posee un posgrado en Alta Dirección por parte del IPADE, así como el KEP de la Universidad de Harvard.
Managing Partner DALUS CAPITAL
Diego Serebrisky is an experienced and recognized investor in Latin America. He is co-founder & Managing Partner of Dalus Capital, a venture capital fund based in Mexico (previously called Alta Ventures Mexico). He invests in early-stage Latin American startups in four themes: inclusion, climate innovation, business productivity, and digital consumers. He has led Dalus/Alta Ventures investments and is a board member in Clip, Kubo Financiero, Xertica, UnDosTres, Aptuno, Bankingly, DecisionNext, ZeBrands (as observer), and previously Technisys.
Before Dalus, Diego was Managing Director at Advent International, a global private equity fund. He spent 13 years in its Mexico City office and then relocated to Bogota, Colombia, where he launched and was Head of Advent’s Colombian office.
Previously Diego worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Caracas, Venezuela, Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York City providing strategy advice to large clients.
Diego was president of AMEXCAP – the Mexican Private Equity Association – during 2008 and 2009 and was a member of the Board during 2017-2019. He was also a founding member of the Board of ColCapital – the Colombian Private Equity Association – from its inception to early 2016. He also collaborates as Endeavor and Masschallenge mentor and participates in developing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Colombia and Mexico. He writes a blog on entrepreneurship and venture capital at serebrisky.com. Diego has a degree in Computer Engineering, summa cum laude from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela; and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Co-Managing Partner SOUTHLIGHT CAPITAL
Eduardo Cortina is Co-Managing Partner of SouthLight Capital, managing investments in Mexico and the Latin American region. Eduardo is the former Chairman of the Mexican Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP).
Mr. Cortina brings 17 years of finance industry experience, 14 years of which he spent specializing in Private Equity. In addition to focusing on sourcing and executing several investments in Mexico and broader Latin America, he has also led fundraising efforts in Mexico and supported on most aspects of the fundraising in the regional fund. Has been involved in over a dozen transactions in private equity and serves on the board of four companies in the Latam portfolio.
Before joining SouthLight Capital, Mr. Cortina worked in portfolio management and equity investments for Banco Santander in Mexico from 2007 to 2008. Prior to Santander, from 2005 to 2007, he worked at Actinver, a medium-sized Investment Bank in Mexico. He started his career in a water treatment plant construction company.
Mr. Cortina holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and is a CFA® charter holder.
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Registration, Coffee Break & Networking
08:25 - 08:30
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Nearshoring in Mexico
09:00 - 09:30
Interview. Investment overview in Mexico towards 2023 and 2024: Nearshoring
09:30 - 10:00
Testimonials from the Private Equity Industry in Mexico – Growth & LBO
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Investing in Alternatives as a diversification strategy. The vision of Insurance Companies
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Testimonials from the Private Equity Industry in Mexico – Real Estate
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Strengths & Development of the Mexican Capital Market, where we are?
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Investment challenges in alternative assets: secondary markets. What is needed to detonate the secondary market in Mexico?
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Navigating the Private Equity Market
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Testimonials from the Private Equity Industry in Mexico – Debt
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ESG. Why is it important to move forward on this topic and what are we doing?
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What do Development Banks take into consideration for investments and what is their future perspective? Priorities and selection criteria for investments.
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Debt Alternatives as an opportunity for growth
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Testimonials from the Private Equity Industry in Mexico – Venture Capital
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New investment vehicles structures in Mexico
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EY | Building a better working world
EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is widely recognized as one of the premier law firms in Mexico. Its leading practices are recognized in the market as dominating the mergers and acquisitions, finance, and capital markets legal fields, and its wide array of other practice areas, with specialized expertise, work closely together in a true partnership to provide clients with a unique team of attorneys with extensive knowledge to anticipate and resolve issues and efficiently achieve clients' legal and business goals. An award-winning, full-service corporate law firm that has over 85 years of experience in providing international and domestic clients with technical excellence, knowledge of the market and unparalleled client service. The firm is a strategic service provider to clients with the most complex and demanding transactions and projects, affording them certainty and peace of mind. The firm provides innovative solutions to many of the largest, most intricate, first-ever market-leading deals in Mexico. It has been influential in the development of cutting-edge legal products and financial instruments in Mexico. The deep understanding of clients' business goals and the dynamics of multifaceted cross-border and domestic transactions, by internationally trained, bilingual attorneys, has long established a reputation for client satisfaction and the firm's responsiveness and expertise. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez is the firm of choice of prominent multinational and domestic financial institutions, industrial corporations, commercial enterprises, investors, international multilateral institutions, and rating agencies.
Fondo de Fondos (FdF) is an experienced manager and institutional investor with approximately 2.0 billion in assets under management and a mandate to support the Mexican private capital ecosystem.
Through its investments in Growth, Infrastructure, VC and Impact strategies, FdF seeks to provide resources to business models with the potential to produce adequate risk-adjusted profitability, always with an ESG perspective. FdF looks for innovation and economic growth, infrastructure development, provision of clean water and electricity to affordable prices, creation of decent work, and reduction of inequalities.
In 2006, four Mexican development banks joined efforts and resources to incorporate FdF, a privately managed company that would continue with the private capital investments realized by each of them but continue supporting the FDI attraction to the local market and fostering new Mexican managers following international best practices.
After sixteen years of experience, FdF has multiplied its capacity to invest and to develop capital for profitable projects, with own-generated resources and attracting third part's resources to the Mexican market, including pension funds and multilateral institutions.
Galicia has more than 27 years of experience. A renowned law firm for its impeccable reputation and knowledge in strategic sectors: financial, energy & infrastructure, private equity, regulated industries, real estate & hospitality and life sciences.
Galicia’s main differentiator in the Mexican legal market as leading firm, is the ability to provide a unique legal service offer that includes strong transactional and regulatory advise coupled with strategic capabilities in litigation and ESG.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is part of Galicia’s core values. The firm’s DEI-driven culture has positioned +17 women in partner, counsel, executive and management positions.
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets firm with 40 years of experience and more than $103 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2022. Our interwoven platform provides clients access to global primary funds, secondary transactions, direct co-investments, real assets and infrastructure, and private credit. Our strengths extend across strategies, enabled by our team of more than 1,000 employees, including more than 200 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Across our private markets platform, our team has committed more than $53 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $44 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $32 billion in directly operating companies. We partner strategically and plan our offerings innovatively to provide our clients with access, insight, and global opportunities.
We are a top tier multidisciplinary transactional firm committed to offering high value-added legal advice to national and international clients with respect to their operations in Mexico.
Since 1975, we have been actively involved in shaping how Mexican law is practiced within each of our main practice areas. We have played a significant role in the structuring, development and financing of private businesses and public sector projects in Mexico. Our work encompasses transactions within a broad array of sectors of the Mexican economy, including the financial, industrial, infrastructure, energy, retail and services sectors.
We have a staff of more than 100 professionals who seek to add value to our clients by means of an efficient and in-depth service combined with high levels of expertise and experience.
At Grupo Bolsa Mexicana de Valores we are a group of companies with more than 129 years of experience that offer comprehensive services to facilitate the operation, post-concertation and custody of the securities, derivatives and money markets in Mexico, supported by a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure.
We operate a securities and derivatives exchange, a securities and OTC derivatives brokerage firm, the central securities depository in Mexico for the custody and settlement of securities, a securities clearinghouse and a derivatives clearinghouse, as well as a price valuation and risk management services firm.
With our integrated group of businesses, we cover all the stages of stock market operations, from promotion, listing, arranging, settlement of transactions, custody and clearing, risk management, as well as the generation of real-time information and value-added services, diversifying our portfolio of services.
Every day we strive to be the best, we work with dedication and integrity, and our philosophy guides our strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Our goal in environmental terms is to promote actions and initiatives, market mechanisms and investment vehicles that promote the reduction of environmental impact and that involve and reach both the issuing companies and all the companies that are part of the BMV Group.
Alloy Capital is a cross-border credit provider created to meet the growth capital needs of middle-market and small companies in Mexico and the United States. Alloy Capital is led by a seasoned and multicultural management team with deep experience in structured credit and private equity in Mexico, the US, the US Hispanic market, and other developing markets. Alloy Capital's goal is to be a value-added finance partner to growth companies operating within and between Mexico and the US.
Alloy Capital deploys the collective expertise of its team to create tailored capital solutions for its clients in the form of structured cash flow loans to support rapid growth. The Alloy Capital team has a successful track record of working with companies in Mexico to achieve multi-year growth plans and increase enterprise value. Alloy’s portfolio companies currently operate in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, and Western Europe. The Alloy Capital team has substantial experience in technology, financial services, retail, distribution, branded food, and beverage, among other industry segments.
For more information, please visit www.alloylp.com
The Institutional Stock Exchange (BIVA) began operations in 2018, providing local and foreign investors with state-of-the-art technology for the operation of securities, market information solutions, as well as listing and maintenance for companies. Since then, BIVA has granted funding to companies from all sectors for more than 380 billion pesos, betting on innovation and positioning itself as the most technological and reliable stock market in the country, and one of the fastest worldwide.
In addition to having broken a monopoly of decades, BIVA has become an agile, professional, and committed competitor with its clients, seeking the development, deepening and democratization of the stock market sector in Mexico, and daily brings the benefits of competition to issuing companies, brokerage firms and other participants in the financial ecosystem of our country.
BIVA is part of Central Corretajes S.A.P.I. de C.V. (CENCOR), a company that has developed infrastructure for financial markets in Mexico, the United States and Latin America for more than 30 years. The companies that make up this group are: Enlace, Integral Price Provider (PiP) and Institutional Electronic Market (MEI).
Discovery Americas is one of the largest and oldest private equity funds in Mexico. Founded in 2003, the fund has deployed over US$1 Billion in investments in more than 22 companies via four families of funds, with a focus on the healthcare, education, financial services, transportation, and logistics sectors.
Discovery Americas is an investor that helps niche companies become industry leaders and helps them grow within industries with insufficient supply and/or unsatisfied demand, such are the cases of H+ Hospitals, Volaris and Traxion, the last two are publicly traded companies.
Greenberg Traurig's Private Equity Practice has wide-ranging experience representing private equity firms, sponsors, managers, portfolio companies and investors in complex domestic and cross-border transactions in different geographies, including the US, LatAm, Europe, Asia, and the UAE, in a variety of industries, including projects and infrastructure, energy, real estate, education, consumer products, chemical, aerospace, manufacturing, food and beverage, health care, financial services and technology.
Our work within the private equity practice includes representing some of the most important players in landmark transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing transactions, and fund formation matters.
Specifically, in the Mexican market, our practice comprises serving all aspects of private equity player’s legal needs, from fund formation, both public and private (i.e. CKDs, CERPIs, Fibras, and Fibras-E) M&A transactions, as well as more broadly on portfolio company support, finance matters, ongoing fund operations, tax analysis, and business reorganization and restructuring transactions.To learn more about Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice, click here.
About GT: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. was founded in Mexico City in 1994, integrated by a team of the highest qualified lawyers, focused in providing professional legal services with the highest quality to meet its clients’ business needs. Today, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes is a leading firm in the Mexican market, deeply committed to quality and responsiveness; it has established itself as one of the most prominent Mexican law firms and is recognised as one of the best firms in the country.
The firm started out as a financial, securities and M&A legal boutique. Presently, it has 18 practice areas which allows the firm to offer a full-range of legal services to clients.
Recognized for its market-leading presence in Mexico City, White & Case offers its clients highly specialized and integrated services to its clients, bringing critical insights borne from more than 30 years of experience in leading innovative transactions and resolving high-proﬁle disputes.
Our experienced team of lawyers knows in depth the operation of business and industry trends in Mexico. Since our platform is perfectly integrated, we have the global reach and capabilities required to handle the most complex issues in Mexico and abroad.
As Mexico's investment landscape continues to evolve, more and more transactions are multijurisdictional—requiring counsel across multiple areas of law and geography. Mexico is ideally placed to benefit from companies looking to nearshore or relocate their operations closer to their main destination markets in North America. Integrated, deep supply chains between Mexico and the United States, which cover diverse economic sectors, such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and agriculture has contributed to Mexico retaining its place as the second-largest United States trade partner.
We are able to provide our clients with full-service law firm capabilities, with a strong presence in financial centers, along with the ability to harness knowledge and insight from around the world. Working from White & Case's seamless global platform, we have the capabilities and global reach needed to handle the most challenging matters from a local perspective in Mexico and beyond, providing insight into business customs and laws in virtually every corner of the world.
Our Mexico City team has been offering clients insight into local, regional and global matters, particularly in the areas of administrative litigation, banking regulatory work, bankruptcy and restructuring, capital markets, commercial litigation, competition/antitrust, compliance, corporate M&A, energy, projects and asset ﬁnance, environmental law, ﬁntech, international arbitration, international trade, telecommunications, tax and real estate.
Our lawyers pay special attention to the commercial objectives of our clients, and we help them reach those objectives in the most efﬁcient and effective manner. We have advised international companies making acquisitions or developing projects in Mexico, as well as Mexican companies pursuing business abroad. To serve the best interests of our clients, our lawyers act in close cooperation with our other ofﬁces throughout the world, combining the Firm's global cross-practice and industry-speciﬁc experience with deep knowledge of local law.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
“White & Case's services are always provided on time and with high quality, which is reflected in the results obtained within my company.” Chambers Latin America, Mexico, Capital Markets, 2023
“They quickly understand our necessity to solve problems without losing sight of the business. They adapt to our needs moving forward with issues, but bringing together the business perspective as well as the legal and procedural one.” Chambers Latin America, Mexico, Public Law, 2023
“White & Case does a great job and they have always made it easy for us to complete complex processes successfully. Their service is outstanding, timely and always accurate.” Chambers Latin America, Banking, 2023
Our partners are highly recognized by the most important legal publications, such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
M&A Deal of the year – Kansas City Southern – Canadian Pacific Railway IFLR1000, 2022
M&A Deal of the year, Excellence Award – Kansas City Southern – Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Law Awards, 2022
M&A Deal of the year, Excellence Award – Kansas City Southern – Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Law Awards, 2022
Equity Deal of the Year – Nubank IPO IFLR1000, 2022
Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year: Braskem Idesa $1.2bn Sustainability-Linked Bond Latin Finance, 2022
Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year: Braskem Idesa Reﬁnancing IJGlobal, 2022
Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year: Braskem Idesa $1.2bn Sustainability-Linked Bond Latin Finance, 2022
#1 in Latin American Arbitration Latinvex, 2017 - 2022
“Commended recognition” Rule of Law and Access to Justice Category Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2017 and 2019
Standout recognition, the highest ranking, for creating BIVA, Mexico's second stock exchange Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2018
StepStone is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $602 billion of total capital responsibility, including $134 billion in assets under management, we cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets across the globe. We prudently integrate fund, secondary, direct and co-investments across private equity, infrastructure, private debt, and real estate to create solutions that are customized according to the objectives of any private markets investment program.
Cuatrecasas is an international law firm with offices in Mexico and in the main business centers of the world, which allows us to offer our clients a connection to and from Mexico, through a platform that combines the knowledge and experience of the Mexican market with those of international markets.
We have a network of 27 offices in 13 countries with a multidisciplinary and diverse team of over 1,200 professionals across 26 nationalities. We have a sectoral approach and focus on all types of business. With extensive knowledge and experience, we offer our clients the most sophisticated advice, covering ongoing and transactional matters.
Our office in Mexico
We have a highly specialized and multidisciplinary team at our Mexico City office, including lawyers with extensive experience in advising banks, funds and large corporations on their transactions in Mexico and abroad. In January 2023, law firm Rico, Robles y Libenson (RRL) merges with Cuatrecasas, incorporating a team of lawyers with a proven track record in regulatory and transactional matters that strengthens the capacity of our Mexican office. We offer comprehensive legal services covering mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, public law, energy law, competition law, and labor and employment law, as well as finance, tax and real estate issues, litigation, and international arbitration.
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At ERM, sustainability is our business.
As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.
Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep tecPaohnical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.
Tempest is an active value private equity investment firm focused on mid-market high potential opportunities with sensible valuations within Mexico and Latin America. We deploy equity tickets through our blind pools, single deals, and buyside advisory mandates. We embrace change and uncertainty with directed, disciplined, resilient, and ethical action.
The best technology and the best professionals. Datasite is the best SaaS solution to successfully control the lifecycle stages of your deals. Consider leaning on a true expert for M&A projects, Fundraising, IPOs, SPACs, portal for your investors, among others. Whatever your transaction is, Datasite is the place to do it.
Preqin, the Home of Alternatives™, empowers financial professionals who invest in or allocate to alternatives with essential data and insight to make confident decisions. It supports them throughout the entire investment lifecycle with critical information and leading analytics solutions. The company has pioneered rigorous methods of collecting private data for almost 20 years, enabling more than 200,000 professionals globally to streamline how they raise capital, source deals and investments, understand performance, and stay informed.
Who we are? Founded in 2008, PC Capital is a Mexican Growth Equity Firm managing direct deals, private equity funds and co-investments. What we do? We seek to invest in Mexico and Latin America high growth social impact opportunities backed by experiences and talented teams.
How we do it? We invest USD $5 Mn to USD $25 Mn per deal in controlling or substantial minority positions. We are sector agnostic with a preference for the financial services, consumer goods and sustainability sectors.
Limited Partners PC Capital´s investors include some of the most sophisticated and institutional investors in PE. Our roster of LPs includes development banks, family offices, foundations and high net-worth individuals.
Founded in 1997, Grupo IGS emerged as an Industrial Real Estate Fund. Capitalizing on its experience, in 2009, IGS incorporated its Land for Housing platform.
Our main objective is to invest in profitable and well-selected projects in both platforms within Mexico, to provide attractive returns with limited risks to our investors. Currently, IGS is PRI signatory and incorporates ESG factors in every step of the investment process.
The investment strategy consists in generating a diversified portfolio, geographically within Mexico, as well as by sector, type of property and stage of development, which allows us to add value and maximize the portfolio's profitability in the long term.
IGS Industrial buys, develops and manages industrial warehouses and distribution centers leased to manufacturing and logistics companies in the major Mexican’s markets.
IGS Land for Housing buys land with appropriate permits and partners with developers throughout Mexico to develop housing projects.
CHM Compliance is the leading firm in México offering “Independent Compliance Officer” services for public (CERPI’s) and private trusts. CHM is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in auditing and compliance; and by using unique an innovative methodologies they deliver consistent, scalable and high value consulting legal, financial, risk and auditing consulting services.
CHM offers a catalog of services focused on public and private organizations, asset managers and investors to comply with the applicable legal frameworks and to adopt best practices and national or international standards on Compliance.
Among our services, the Independent Compliance Officer CUFSAR stands out. CUFSAR oversees internal compliance and regulatory obligations in charge of the Structured Securities Managers. CUFSAR also identifies relevant findings in the operation, this enables mitigation of risks and improvements, according to the Annex B, Chapter III of the Mexican Retirement Plan System Financial Provisions (CUFSAR).
Due all of the above, the Independent Compliance Officer verifies:
We align ideas, capital and operational know-how, to satisfy a necessity in the real estate market.
About de Angel Ventures
Angel Ventures ( www.angelventures.vc ) is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments with high growth potential throughout Latin America. AV began in 2008 as the first Angel Investor Network, which later became two venture capital funds. Currently, Angel Ventures has over US$100 million in assets under management, 76 investments, 2 unicorns, and physical presence in four countries: Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and US.
At CDPQ, we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public pension and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2022, CDPQ’s net assets totalled CAD 402 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages. CDPQ is a registered trademark owned by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and licensed for use by its subsidiaries
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CEO GRUPO PRODENSA
• Ingeniero Mecánico por el TEC de Monterrey.
• MBA, University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
• Más de 20 años de experiencia en la promoción de inversión.
• CEO de Grupo Prodensa, una empresa consultora responsable de ayudar a más de 1,000 empresas manufactureras extranjeras a establecer sus operaciones en México.
• Presidente del Consejo Directivo del U.S.-Mexico Foundation en Washington D.C.
• Forma parte del equipo de negociaciones internacionales del CCE.
• Miembro del Consejo Directivo de American Chamber.
• Co-chairman del grupo de Transformación del EUA/México CEO Dialogue coordinado por el CCE y US Chamber of Commerce.
• Miembro del Consejo Coordinador Empresarial nacional desde el 2014.
• Formó parte del Consejo Directivo del Consejo del Pacífico sobre Política Internacional (Pacific Council on International Policy).
• Presidente de Index Nacional (Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación) durante el periodo 2014 a 2015.
• Consejero de CAINTRA durante los periodos de 2010 a 2011.
• Presidente de Index Nuevo León en el periodo de 2010 a 2011.
Enrique cuenta con más de 30 años de experiencia dirigiendo empresas en el sector de tecnología y energía. Participa como accionista de Natgas desde su fundación en 2012 y posteriormente se incorporó a Natgas en el 2013 como Director de Administración y Finanzas, y a partir del 2020 como CEO, con el objetivo de continuar con la expansión de la empresa de manera ordenada y sostenida. Antes de Natgas, Enrique fue fundador y Co-CEO de DSS de México una firma de tecnología especializada en soluciones para la toma de decisiones, e inicialmente, fue fundador y CFO de Grupo Qualita, empresa de tecnologías de la información. Enrique Taracena es Ingeniero Industrial por la Universidad Iberoamericana y cuenta con una Maestría por la Universidad de California en Berkeley así como un diplomado en finanzas del Tec de Monterrey. Enrique se caracteriza por liderar equipos de alto rendimiento, buscando siempre la entrega de resultados mediante la creación de estrategias sólidas que buscan la excelencia operacional, financiera y la satisfacción al cliente. Actualmente también es miembro suplente del consejo de administración de Natgas.
Socio RITCH MUELLER
Eric Silberstein Lerner joined the firm in 2016 and has been a Partner since 2023. He has over 10 years of experience advising buyers, private equity funds, sellers and financial advisors in the acquisition process of financial entities and companies in various sectors (including, among others, pharmaceutical, transportation, and food and beverages), in both domestic and international transactions. In the banking area, he has advised borrowers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and implementing structured financings. In addition, Eric has experience advising issuers and underwriters on public and private offerings, including corporate bonds and equity offerings, in both Mexico and the United States, with a special focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 offerings. He graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2012) and has an LL.M. from Cornell University (2013). He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2014.
Representante del Grupo BID en MéxicoIDB
Representante del Grupo BID en México IDB
Ernesto Stein is the Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Mexico.
Prior to this assignment, he served for several years as the Head Economist in the IADB's Research Department.
He has also been Regional Economic Advisor in the IADB Country Department for Belize, Central America, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as a visiting researcher at the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
Mr. Stein has published extensively on international trade and integration, foreign direct investment, productive development policies, institutional economics, and political economy.
Born in Argentina, he has a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Ciabatti is a Principal at ECP. He is involved in all areas of the Firm’s investment activities, with particular emphasis on the downstream, renewable fuels, energy efficiency and environmental infrastructure sectors, as well as environmental and industrial services, and is on the ESG Committee and Compliance Committee. He serves on the boards of Restaurant Technologies, Inc., Metrus Energy, Transit Energy Group and US Development Group. Previously, he served on the boards of CIG Logistics, Summit Midstream Partners, L.P and ADA Carbon Solutions.
Prior to joining ECP in 2013, Mr. Ciabatti was an Analyst in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Barclays.
Mr. Ciabatti received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.
Senior Director, SustainabilityCDPQ
Senior Director, Sustainability CDPQ
François Crémet holds the position of Senior Director, Sustainability. In this role, he leads the activities for measuring impact and creating value through ESG (environmental, social and governance matters), for raising the awareness of portfolio companies and managers and for the digitalization of business processes. He also supervises CDPQ’s external strategy on equity, diversity and inclusion and represents the organization on the Diversity in Investment Committee of the Investor Leadership Network (ILN), a group of the world’s leading institutional investors committed to sustainable growth, as well as on Canadian chapter of the 30% Club. Before joining CDPQ in 2017, Mr. Crémet worked for over 10 years in strategy and management consulting, at SECOR Consulting, then at KPMG in Montréal and in Paris. He supported leading organizations, mostly in the financial services industry, in strategic projects related to business strategy and transformation, customer strategy, leadership development, operating model design, stakeholder management and cultural evolution. Mr. Crémet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from HEC Montréal and is a CFA Charterholder. He is also a graduate of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program at the Iacocca Institute of Lehigh University.
SubsecretarioSECRETARIA DE HACIENDA Y CRÉDITO PÚBLICO
Subsecretario SECRETARIA DE HACIENDA Y CRÉDITO PÚBLICO
Anteriormente, Gabriel Yorio se desempeñó como titular de la Unidad de Crédito Público y encargado de la Unidad de Asuntos Internacionales de Hacienda.
En el ámbito profesional, Gabriel Yorio se ha especializado en el sector público, ocupando posiciones en el Banco Mundial, el Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos y la Secretaría de Finanzas del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México.
Como especialista en Sector Público en el Banco Mundial participó en más de 20 proyectos orientados a mejorar el desempeño del sector público en más de 12 países en diferentes regiones del mundo.
Previamente, en el Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, S.N.C, se desempeñó como subdirector de Asistencia Técnica y Financiera y como gerente de Asesoría Crediticia y Financiera. Adicionalmente, en la Secretaría de Finanzas del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, Gabriel Yorio fue director de Deuda Pública.
Gabriel Yorio González es licenciado en economía por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey; cuenta con una maestría en economía por el Colegio de México y otra en Gestión de Políticas Públicas por la Universidad de Georgetown en la Escuela McCourt de Políticas Públicas.
PartnerLINZOR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Partner LINZOR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Gerardo Biagi, es socio de Linzor Capital Partners, firma a la cual se unió en 2011. Antes de Linzor, Gerardo trabajó para Goldman Sachs por 5 años, donde fué Asociado en la división de banca de inversión de América Latina con sede en Ciudad de México, asesorando a clientes de diferentes industrias en la región, y también formó parte del grupo de Instituciones Financieras de EE UU en Nueva York. Previo a eso fue analista financiero en Convermex, una empresa mexicana de vajillas desechables. El Sr Biagi es o ha sido miembro del Directorio de Inconcert y Convertia, Sociedad Integral de Especialistas en Salud S.A.S (SIES), Engencap Holdings S de R.L de C.V (Engen Capital), TIP de México, S.A.P.I de C.V. (TIP) y Expocredit Colombia S.A.S (Onest).
El Sr Biagi tiene una licenciatura en Actuaria del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, graduándose en el top 5% de su clase.
Managing Director, Latin AmericaDFC
Managing Director, Latin America Investment Funds DFC
Successful alternative investment and private equity professional with 15+ years of experience. I have a proven track record investing and consulting in emerging markets with a specific focus in Latin America and the Caribbean Region, with deep and broad insights on the Region’s investment and political environments.
She has managed different teams across the entire life-cycle of direct private equity and fund of funds transactions, in sectors including financial institutions, housing, food & beverage, energy efficiency and education, through investment vehicles ranging from debt & mezzanine to pure equity instruments. She has served as member of several private equity funds’ Advisory Boards and Investment Committees.
Goldie is an effective communicator & relationship manager, capable of dealing with complex decisions involving competing priorities and stakeholders. She is highly adaptable professional known for excellent teamwork, strategic analysis, and quantitative skills.
Areas of expertise include:
• Indirect & Direct Equity and Mezzanine Investment Structures
• Deal Sourcing
• Operational and Financial Due Diligence
• Structuring, Monitoring & Exit
• Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Business Development
• Post-Merger Integration
• Political Strategy and Corporate Communications
MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with majors in Finance and Management; MA in Political Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; BA in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
She provides consulting and advisory on private equity fund structuring, fundraising and deal sourcing for private US investors looking to enter the Latin American and Caribbean region. Additionally, provides coaching and advise to entrepreneurs on their new and existing businesses and projects with financial, operating, and management basics.
Principal NORTHGATE CAPITAL
Guillermo cuenta con mas de 15 años de experiencia en la industria de capital privado de México. Se incorporó al equipo de Northgate Capital México en el 2012. Previo a su ingreso, trabajó para Barclays en Nueva York en el área de fusiones y adquisiciones donde estuvo involucrado en diversas transacciones en México y Brasil. Anteriormente, trabajó como asociado para Advent International en la ciudad de México donde colaboró en el análisis de inversiones, due diligence, estructuración, ejecución, estrategia y seguimiento de varias inversiones incluyendo compañías de tecnología de la información, medios y publicidad, aeropuertos y servicios. Anteriormente, trabajó como analista de banca de inversión en BBVA Bancomer donde participó en varias ofertas públicas de acciones y transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones. El señor Carmona es licenciado en Economía por la Universidad Iberoamericana y cuenta con una Maestría en la escuela de negocios Leonard N. Stern de la Universidad de Nueva York. Guillermo ha liderado más de 10 inversiones de capital privado en México y participa como miembro del consejo de administración y de diferentes comités de Grupo Diniz, Natgas Querétaro, Sportium, iVoy, Grupo Dival, Extended Suites y USK.
Managing PartnerDISCOVERY AMERICAS
Managing Partner DISCOVERY AMERICAS
Harry Krensky is a Founder and Managing Partner of Discovery Americas. Mr. Krensky is a Founder and Director of Volaris (ULCC Airline), Traxion (Logistics and Transportation), H+ (Healthcare) and Merited (Education). He serves as Chairman of the Board of Mas (air cargo) and Merited. Mr. Krensky also sits on the board of directors of Kidzania and Buzz Franchise Brands. Previously he served on the Board of Trustees of Colby College (where he served as Chairman of the Investment Committee) and the Governing Board of Defy Ventures. He was a Founder and Managing Partner of emerging market hedge fund managers Discovery Capital Management and Atlas Capital Management; and was a Founder and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Deutsche Bank emerging market hedge fund. He has worked in the emerging market group of Bear Stearns; and has served as an Adjunct Professor of international business at New York University's Stern School of Business. Mr. Krensky has a BA from Colby College, a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO H+ HOSPITALES
11 años como CEO de los Hospitales H+, 12 años en Médica Sur inicialmente como CFO y 8 años como CEO. Cuenta con 32 años de experiencia en el Sector Financiero, fue Director de Banca de Inversión y Tesorero en NAFINSA y Subdirector de Análisis Bursátil en Operadora de Bolsa. Lic. en Actuaría egresado de la UNAM con diversos estudios y acreditaciones como el “Series 7” ante la NASD y “Asesor Financiero” ante la CNBV.
Managing PartnerANGEL VENTURES
Managing Partner ANGEL VENTURES
Hernan Fernandez is Managing Partner at Angel Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in Latin America with $150 million in assets under management focused on early-stage investments with high growth potential in the Pacific Alliance region. AV began in 2008 as the first Network of Angel Investors in Mexico and later became into two investment funds, which currently have 76 investments in 13 countries, including the first FinTech Mexican unicorn. As an angel investor, he actively takes part in the board of advisors in some startups and he specializes in FinTech, Foodtech, Proptech, among other industries.
Hernan started his career as a corporate lawyer at PwC Mexico and France. Later, he worked as a consultant for the United Nations under the Sustainable Business Development Program (UNDP-GSB) in New York and Paraguay. During his time as a consultant, he took part in many projects in strategic management at Booz&Co. in Mexico City.
Currently, Hernan is holder lecturer of the corporate finance and entrepreneurship class at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico, and has given different conferences and master classes on topics related to the Venture Capital and entrepreneurship industry in several countries.
He is also a member of the board of directors of the Mexican Association of Private Equity (AMEXCAP) and has been named one of the “30 promises of Mexico” by CNN/Expansión, as well as the “Most Influential Angel Investor in Mexico” according to TechCrunch.
Hernán holds a law degree (BA) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Ignacio Plancarte es Director de Financiamiento a la Industria Maquiladora de Exportación en el Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) desde 2016.
Tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en la Banca de Desarrollo de México, destacando su labor como Titular de las oficinas de Querétaro, Sonora y Baja California, además de la creación del programa de financiamiento al sector inmobiliario industrial.
Es responsable de un portafolio con aproximadamente 80 clientes desde PYMEs hasta inversionistas institucionales y proyectos de gobierno, con financiamientos vigentes por más de 3 billones de dólares, que incluyen créditos estructurados que han obtenido reconocimientos internacionales.
Es Licenciado en Administración Financiera por la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes y cuenta con una Maestría en Negocios por el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM.
DirectorBOLSA NEXXUS CAPITAL
Director BOLSA NEXXUS CAPITAL
Iker focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and participates in the Mezzanine investment committee. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2013, Iker worked in the Investment Banking division at Barclays Bank where he participated on Equity, M&A and Debt transactions. Previously, he worked at SAI Consultores, an Investment Boutique firm. Iker holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana where he serves as adjunct professor.
Mr. Paullada joined Nexxus in 2013 and has over 12 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Mr. Paullada is actively involved in Nexxus’ portfolio company’s executive committees and boards as well as in the Mezzanine investment committee. Mr. Paullada has participated in several investment and divestment processes from Nexxus portfolio companies, such as Grupo Traxión, Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, Transnetwork, Portafolio Inmobiliario Estrella, PriceTravel, among others. Mr. Paullada has also participated in the Initial Public Offerings of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe and Grupo Traxion.
Prior to joining Nexxus, he worked in the Investment Banking division at Barclays Bank and participated in Equity, M&A and Debt transactions. Prior to Barclays, he worked at SAI Consultores, an Investment Boutique Firm where he mainly participated in Equity and Debt transactions.
Mr. Paullada received a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana where he serves as Professor teaching Business Valuation.
Partner PROXIMITY PARKS
Jaime started his career in supply chain having worked for Procter & Gamble in warehouse consolidation and supply chain optimization projects both in Mexico and Spain. He then spent three years at Kearney doing consulting projects in logistics, consumer goods, food & beverage, banking, among others. He was also part of the investment team at a private equity fund in Mexico.
In 2017 he co-founded ProximityParks, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm, with a pure play focus on building the largest, most environmentally friendly, and highest-performing portfolio of last mile logistics industrial properties in Mexico.
ProximityParks was the pioneer in this sector in Mexico and has quickly become the leading player in its field. It closed 2022 with a portfolio of 10 properties, diversified across Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara, and worth over USD $200 M.
Jaime has an Industrial Engineering degree from Anahuac University and an MBA from Stanford GSB.
Managing Partner NAZCA
Jaime tiene 51 años y es un emprendedor en serie (no digital) que se transformó en inversor de venture capital a partir de 2014 como miembro del equipo de www.nazca.vc y desde 2018 de tiempo completo como co-fundador en donde han invertido en mas de 60 empresas. Desde NAZCA han sido parte de la disrupción digital en América Latina en negocios como albo, Kavak, Justo, True Home, Luuna, Urbvan, Cargamos, Asistensi, Wonder Brands, Vest y Pulpomatic generalmente siendo los primeros inversores institucionales y/o ángeles.
Previo a ello, sus emprendimientos han sido en energía renovable – mini hidros de 2009 a 2015, inmobiliarios a través de portafolio comercial, residencial y vacacional como Plaza Mía, Epiphany Clubs en Estados Unidos y Bruma en el Valle de Guadalupe y en negocios tradicionales financieros como Actinver (fue el empleado #4 e inversor ángel) y Seguros Atlas. Ha levantado deuda y capital institucional para los negocios enfocándose del “seed stage” hasta el capital institucional.
Tuvo su primer negocio de los 17 a los 25 años produciendo, exportando y distribuyendo zarzamoras desde el Estado de México mientras estudiaba en el ITAM y desde ahí ha continuado en invertir y lanzar negocios, generalmente apoyando como co-fundador la idea y proyecto de otra persona. De los 24 a los 28 años fue banquero de inversión con UBS en el equipo de América Latina participando en transacciones como la apertura de inversión privada a la red de aeropuertos en Argentina y México formando los 3 grupos estratégicos actuales (Pacífico, ASUR y Centro Norte) así como el IPO de ASUR en el NYSE y BMV y en diversas reestructuras de bancos e instituciones financieras post crisis del tequila de 1994 en donde actuaron como asesores de venta de cartera, fusiones de bancos (Bancomer – Promex y Bital Atlántico), banca seguros (Banamex - AEGON y Banorte - Generali).
Es licenciado en Administración por el ITAM, tiene un MBA por el IESE Business School y cursó el programa de emprendedores OPM en Harvard del 2012 al 2015.
Fue nombrado por Bloomberg en 2021 y 2022 como uno de l@s 500 lideres transformando América Latina. Le apasiona el emprendimiento y aprender de las personas con respeto y humildad ya que, desgraciadamente, considera que se aprende más de los fracasos que de los éxitos.
Tiene como asignatura pendiente lanzar junto con emprendedores insignia un movimiento social (#Somos LATAM) para mejorar mediante aplicaciones tecnológicas la vida de personas en la región que lo único que necesitan es un “empujón” en ciertos momentos clave de su vida.
Vive en la CDMx, está casado y tiene 3 hijos.
Subdirectora Fondo MezzanineVECTOR PARTNERS
Subdirectora Fondo Mezzanine VECTOR PARTNERS
Jasibe Guzmán Mena is the deputy director on the mezzanine fund of Vector Partners. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Universidad de Monterrey and holds a master’s degree in business administration from IPADE.
Her professional experience has been on credit, risk analysis, and investment projects, participating in services, retail and manufacturing industries, within commercial banking and private capital.
CEO LOTTUS EDUCATION
Mr. Jesus O. Lanza Losa acts as Founder & CEO at Lottus Education, one of the largest private education platforms in LatAm. Since the establishment of Lottus in 2013, Mr. Lanza Losa has successfully led the acquisition, optimization, and business enlargement of six different targets totaling over US$200 million in transaction volume.
Mr. Lanza Losa also serves as Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board at Mattilda, a high growth-education focused fintech startup which has been backed by top caliber global tech investors, including QED, FTC, GSV and Dila. Mattilda has raised over US$20 million in both debt and equity since its inception in 2022 to boost its growth.
Mr. Lanza Losa’s previous experience includes;
Distressed assets and credit hedge fund investment opportunities at the London based Special Situations Group of Cerberus Capital Management, one of the World’s leading distressed investment firms.
Investment Banking Division – M&A LatAm at both Goldman Sachs & Co. and Citigroup.
Mr. Lanza Losa graduated from Universidad de Oviedo with a B.A. in Business Administration, holds a Masters in Finance Degree from The London Business School and has completed executive education studies at The London School of Economics and The Wharton School of Business.
Jimena brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience developed in multiple tech companies. Inside the firm she leads the relationship with Slang, Mendel, Fondeadora, and Apli. She began her journey in the entrepreneurial ecosystem after co-founding Carrot, the region´s largest carsharing and P2P mobility marketplace which was ALLVP’s first investment back in 2012. Her time as Carrot’s co-founder and CEO led her to become an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Jimena continued her path as an operator at Meta (Facebook), where she served as Product Growth Manager. During this time, she developed a deep expertise around product, user experience and go-to-market strategies, which she also shared with entrepreneurs via mentorships and angel investments.
She came back home to ALLVP in May 2022 and will become our portfolio company’s best ally for operative guidance, founder-to-founder empathy and product strategy. Jimena holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. She has been recognized as Forbes Mexico 30-under-30 Promises, Emprendedora Expansión, and TEDx speaker.
Partner LEXINGTON PARTNERS
Jordi Tasias joined CDPQ in 2018 as Director of Markets in Growth and Strategic Partnerships for Latin America based in the Mexico office. His main functions included business development tasks, as well as Strategic partnerships in the different forms of CDPQ investment in the region. Since 2020 he has held the position of Managing Director in Private Equity for CDPQ in Latin America, and with effect from February 2021 Jordi is CDPQ Mexico Head of office.
Jordi has more than 20 years of experience in Investment Banking in Europe and Latin America occupying different positions in different organizations. Since 2011 he was responsible for BBVA Bancomer's Investment Banking area. His career includes extensive experience in sectors such as infrastructure, energy, consumption, finance and real estate in which he carried out numerous M&A transactions and capital markets.
Jordi holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and several postgraduate studies.
Managing Partner – Head of Investment BankingEY LATAM NORTH
Managing Partner – Head of Investment Banking EY LATAM NORTH
Jean-Damien is a Partner and Leader of the Investment Banking practice at EY Latin America North region. He has over 33 years of professional experience in Corporate and Investment Banking, executing transactions with companies from Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Perú, Bolivia, México, Paragua y Uruguay) for a total amount exceeding $45 bn (involving both equity and M&A as well as Debt transactions).
Prior to joining EY, Jean-Damien was Head of Project Finance at Paribas Argentina (1991-1994), Country Manager for BNP Paribas Chile (1995-2005), Regional Manager South Cone for BNP Paribas (2001-2005), Country Manager for BNP Paribas México (2005-2011) and Head of Global Lending at BBVA Bancomer (2011-2013).
Jean-Damien holds an MBA from ESCP Europe (Paris, 1990).
Socio Líder EY-PARTHENON
Jorge is the Leader of EY-Parthenon strategy practice in Latin America North.
He has 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, focusing on growth strategies, business planning, evaluation of new growth opportunities and organization, with a focus on the healthcare, financial services and industrial sectors.
Prior to joining EY-Parthenon, Jorge led the strategy and M&A departments of leading Mexican companies.
He holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating with honors from all three programs.
Jorge is a Deloitte Partner based in Mexico City. He is currently responsible for developing throughout the Spanish Latam region initiatives related to the private equity industry, by leading the design and implementation of integrated advisory solutions for investors, general partners, fund managers and portfolio companies.
For the last 15 years, Jorge has collaborated with the Mexican Association of Private Equity (AMEXCAP) in the development of several joint iniatives to contribute to the positioning of private equity accross all industries and investment stages in Mexico.
Jorge has 25+ years of financial advisory and transaction experience, including credit analysis and structuring, IPOs, valuation, restructuring and financing.
José Antonio Aguilar Bueno
Principal and ChairmanVIVE ENERGÍA
José Antonio Aguilar Bueno
Principal and Chairman VIVE ENERGÍA
Change has been a constant in José Antonio’s life. On January 2012 he moved from Nacional Financiera to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and on September that same year he created Vive Energía, a renewable energy development company, funded mainly with the family-office of the Lopez family, owners of GISSA.
In 2015 Vive Energia sold a controlling interest of its project pipeline to Envision Energy from China. He is the company’s Chairman and Principal.
To date, Vive has constructed and operates two with farms in the State of Yucatán, with a total investment of 320 million dollars.
From December 2008 to January 2012, he held the position of Deputy General Director for Investment Banking at Nacional Financiera. During his term he was responsible of project finance in different sectors structuring more than US $1 billion in investments. Concurrently, he held the position of Chairman of the Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital ( better known as “Fondo de Fondos”).
During his tenure at the fund, he was responsible for more than $500 USD investment commitments and for the creation of a Venture Capital fund of funds known as “Mexico Ventures”. Since then, he has been involved in the private equity industry.
From 1998 to 2008 Mr. Aguilar worked in different energy companies (Enron, SUEZ GDF, Ecomex, Acciona), providing strategic direction and financial management of a very diverse portfolio, including natural gas transportation and distribution, cogeneration, combined cycle generation, compress natural gas and renewable energy.
Mr. Aguilar holds an Economics degree from ITAM and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Managing Partner COMETA
Years of experience: 16
Year of incorporation to the Firm: 2014
Pepe is Managing Partner of Cometa, one of the most active seed and Series A venture capital firms in Latin America. Pepe has a decade of experience in early-stage investments in Spanish speaking markets. Some of Cometa's portfolio companies include unicorns such as Bitso, Cabify and Wallapop, and post Series C platforms such as Kueski, Welcome Tech and Gaia. Pepe sits on the boards of Kueski, Simetrik, Kala, Yotepresto, Guros, Hunty and Bnext.
Prior to joining Cometa, Pepe was Managing Director of the Mexican Chapter of Cognodata, a Spanish consulting firm focused on developing mathematical and analytic models directed to improving the costumer strategy and reducing risk for key clients. These included a number of top banks, retailers and telecom companies in Mexicoand the rest of LATAM..
Earlier in his career, Pepe worked as a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company, leading financial services, retail, consumer goods and oil and gas projects. Pepe also has six years of experience at CEMEX, the world leader in construction materials, where he acted as Commercial Project Leader for the Europe-Asia division, followed by a position as Commercial Planning Regional Manager for the Mexico division, and finally as Financial Planning and Investment Manager of its +$2B USD Mexican operation.
Pepe holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance from INSEAD in France; a MS/Marketing Specialization in Marketing from the University of Oregon in Oregon, USA; and executive education in PE/VC from HBS. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering Administrator from Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Monterrey, Mexico.
José Luis Fernández
Socio DirectorCHEVEZ RUIZ ZAMARRIPA
José Luis Fernández
Socio Director CHEVEZ RUIZ ZAMARRIPA
With more than 41 years of experience, Jose Luis has focused his professional practice in tax advisory, and corporate areas, advising companies listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange.
He has participated and continues to participate in the Boards of several important public companies, as well as in the Audit and Corporate Practices Committees. He has also provided tax and wealth advisory services to individuals and family offices.
Jose Luis enjoys academia, he has been a professor in tax matters at the Universidad Anahuac del Norte, the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). He is also the author of several articles on tax matters that have been published in renowned accounting media.
Jose Luis Fernandez joined Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa since its foundation in September 1981. He has been partner, since 1989 and since 2007 he has been the Managing Partner of the Firm.
• Member, Mexican Association of Public Accountants (CCPM)
• Member, Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF)
• Member of the Board of Directors and member of several Audit Committees in different companies
• “The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management” Cross - Border Transfer Investigations and Proceedings, Co-Author, Latin Lawyer Insight
José María Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director BLACKROCK
Managing Director, is the CIO of BlackRock's Latin America Infrastructure Investment Group. Mr. Zertuche has over 26 years of experience in the financial services and investment management industry, with 16 of them focused on investing in real assets in Mexico and Latin America.
Mr. Zertuche was Vice-President and CFO/CIO of Infraestructura Institucional, the leading infrastructure private equity investment manager in Mexico acquired by BlackRock in October, 2015. His prior experience is in Real Estate private equity investment management, as well as investment banking, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions, asset management, strategy and operations earlier in his career.
Mr. Zertuche was a founder of Infraestructura Institucional 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 MRP, which he co-founded in October 2002, when he was the first officer of MRP in Mexico.
Prior to joining BlackCreek Capital in order to found MRP, Mr. Zertuche was an Associate at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in its Global Energy Group in New York, where he completed lead managed capital raising transactions totaling $3.6 billion and co-managed transactions worth $1.5 billion, as well as various M&A transactions.
Prior to his work at SSB, Mr. Zertuche was associated with Somoza/Cortina & Asociados, Casa de Bolsa and InverMexico, Casa de Bolsa, both investment banks in Mexico City, where he completed capital raising transactions worth over $2.5 billion, and over 20 M&A transactions.
Mr. Zertuche holds a BS in Actuarial Science from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, where he received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, Darden's highest academic distinction.
Jose Sosa del Valle
Jose Sosa del Valle
Partner LEXINGTON PARTNERS
Mr. Sosa del Valle is a Partner of Lexington Partners where he leads the firm's Latin American actives and manages the Santiago office. Mr. Sosa del Valle is primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of non-U.S. private equity, origination and evaluation of direct co-investment opportunities in Latin America, and raising capital for Lexington funds from investors in the region. Prior to joining Lexington in 2008, Mr. Sosa del Valle was an associate in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Sosa del Valle graduated from the Instituto Technológico de Buenos Aires with an MS in industrial engineering and from Columbia Business School with an MBA.
Vice ChairmanHAMILTON LANE
Vice Chairman HAMILTON LANE
Juan is a Vice Chairman, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, where he is an Investment Committee member and oversees the firm’s Asian investment activities and client relationships.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2005, Juan was an Investment Manager at Baring Private Equity Partners Ltd. in London, where he focused on mid-market private equity in Europe. Previously, Juan held senior research positions at UK institutions such as the University of Essex and was a lecturer and Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University. Juan began his career as an analyst in Madrid at the SEPI (formerly known as lnstituto Nacional de Industria).
Juan received a Ph.D. in Research Methods/statistics and a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.
Economics U. Anahuac
MBA. Kellogg Northwestern University
Chairman, CEO and Co Founder Anticipa, S.A.P.I. de C.V., first company in Mexico with the Merchant Cash Advance product.
36 years of experience in financial services:
CEO of Crediamigo until its sale.
CEO of CrediScotia subsidiary of Scotiabank
17 years at Citibank México: Excecutive Vice President of Corporate Banking; Excecutive Vice President Consumer Banking; CEO Afore Garante, Pension Fund Company. 10 years as an entrepreneur who founded an automotive credit broker that evolved into an automotive Sofol; a Personal Loan Sofom; a digital credit origination broker (Fintech); part of the founding group of Finaccess Mexico, Financial Asset Managers.
Juan Manuel Olivo Tirado
Director de Promoción y EmisorasBOLSA MEXICANA DE VALORES
Juan Manuel Olivo Tirado
Director de Promoción y Emisoras BOLSA MEXICANA DE VALORES
Juan Manuel Olivo Tirado is the Director of Promotion and Issuers of the Mexican Stock Exchange where he directs the listing and maintenance process of all the Securities listed on the stock market, as well as Linkage, Integral Client Services, and the support program for new companies to be listed.
Juan Manuel started his career more than 15 years ago. He was responsible for the International Quotation System at Deutsche Bank from 2011 to 2014. He has participated in the planning and refinement of the Certificados de Capital de Desarrollo (CKDes), Real State FIBRAs, as well as the recent instruments, Green Bonds, Social Bonds, FIBRA E, CERPIS, SPACS, the launching of the sustainability bonds and the structure redesign of the SIC, providing several benefits to Global Market.
Juan Manuel has been invited to share his knowledge in different stock exchanges such as The New York Stock Exchange, Toronto, Lima, and the Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires through different conferences and courses related to Stock Financing, personal finances, Economy and how to invest in the Stock Market.
He has collaborated in different publications, magazines, newspapers, and radio interviews regarding financial contents, mentioning; FORBES, Expansión, El Economista, Fórmula financiera, El Financiero-Bloomberg, among others. He also directs the official PODCAST of the Mexican Stock Exchange.
Juan Manuel is the author of the book “ABC para invertir en Bolsa”. He has an MBA and a Corporate Finances Certification from ITAM, as well as a degree in Finances from the Banking and Commercial School.
Juan Pablo Loperena
Juan Pablo Loperena
CEO TIP MÉXICO
Experienced manager with solid experience (+25 years) in business management, sales and marketing in the information technologies and financial services industries. Wide knowledge of business management and value selling.
-Design & execution of go to market strategy.
Kevin Dunwoodie, Partner (joined 2008, 16 years of private markets experience)
Kevin is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Investment Team and is a member of the Global Secondary Investment Committee. Previously, Kevin worked at Morgan Stanley in New York where he spent over a year as an Associate in the firm’s strategy and execution group. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Kevin spent two years at Pacific Corporate Group in La Jolla as a Private Equity Analyst and, prior to that, two years at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown as an Investment Banking Analyst in the firm’s consumer group. Kevin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame, earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and is a CFA Charterholder. Kevin is based in San Francisco. email@example.com
CEO Trefilia Capital
Luis Manuel is the CEO of Trefilia Capital. At Trefilia he is responsible for the investment strategy of both their liquid and illiquid portfolios. Trefilia’s alternatives portfolio includes commitments to VC / Early Stage Funds; more traditional buyout funds; and direct investments.
Prior to Trefilia, he was the CFO & COO of a Consumer Finance startup. He also worked at CEMEX in various corporate roles. For six years Luis was a strategy consultant with Monitor Company Group. At Monitor he was part of the Corporate Finance practice. He started his career as an Investment Banker at Protego.
Luis Manuel is a member of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the University of Monterrey (UDEM). He teaches Corporate Strategy at Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. He is Board Member in a number of private companies as well as of CORDEM, an association that seeks to rebuild communities by empowering women through education. Finally, he participates in the Investment Committee of a couple of Family Offices in Monterrey.
Luis Manuel holds a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, he tries and fails to exercise & read, and is consistently crushed by his children at chess and X-box.
Senior Advisor, Head of MexicoKKR
Senior Advisor, Head of Mexico KKR
Luis Téllez holds a BA (Suma cum Laude) in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM), and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Starting in 2015 he was named Head for Mexico, of the New York based investment firm KKR, as well as Chairman of the NTT consulting firm Everis in Mexico, a position he held from 2015 to 2020. After leaving Everis he became member of the Executive Committee of NTT Data Services in Mexico, a company from the same NTT Global Group.
He serves, as Director of Cultiva (Mexico´s sole PEPSI bottling company) and of GAP (Grupo Aereoportuario del Pacífico), both listed at the MES. He is a board member of McLarty Associates, the international strategy firm founded by President´s Clinton Chief of Staff, and of the non-listed company MABE. He served as a Director of Chubb Ltd, one of the largest Insurance companies in the world, where he was member of its Audit Committee. He has been twice Director of Sempra Energy; the California based Energy Company from 2004 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2015.
From May 2009 to December 2014 he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Mexican Stock Exchange (MSE). During his tenure, he presided over the largest number of IPO’s in the history of the MSE. He was responsible for listing the first Mexican REIT, and of designing an instrument so that the Mexican Pension Funds (AFORES) could invest in alternatives. Through this instrument more than 4 billion USD were raised from the AFORES to invest in infrastructure, real estate and private equity. During this time revenues at the MSE grew at 10 CAGR and the operating margin by 830 bp. In 2013, financing through the MSE reached a record 7% of GDP. Téllez also presided over a full upgrading of the technological capabilities of the exchange putting it among the best in class in throughput and low latency.
Téllez opened the office of the Carlyle Group in Mexico, and was its co-head from 2003 to 2006. From 2001 to 2003, he was Executive Vice President (CEO) of Desc, one of Mexico’s most important industrial and real estate companies of 2 the country, where he led the financial restructuring of the then heavily indebted conglomerate. During the 2001-2006 he was a member of the board of FEMSA, Grupo México, BBVA-Bancomer, Cultiba and Global Industries. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Mexican subsidiaries of Daimler Chrysler, Siemens and General Electric.
He is a special advisor to Refintinv Mexico and also special advisor in financial and corporate governance issues, of Estrella Blanca, Mexican second largest passenger transportation company and Calidra, Latin America’s largest lime company. Mr Téllez also established one of the first electricity supplier companies ""Kualion"" for the Mexican electricity market.
In the past 20 years Téllez served as Secretary of Communications and Transportation (2006-2009), Secretary of Energy (1997-2000) and Chief of Staff of President Ernesto Zedillo (1994-1997). Téllez was also Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Head Economist at the Treasury.
As a public official, he was a key player in policy decisions to improve the structure of the Mexican economy in macroeconomic, financial, energy and agricultural issues such as: putting in place the most ambitious program to expand Mexican transportation infrastructure based on public and private financing. Participating in structuring and negotiating the financial package that allowed Mexico to solve the financial crisis of 1995; being part of the team that implemented the bailout program of the Mexican banking system in 1995-1997.
Leading the expansion of power generation and transmission infrastructure during the late nineties; leading the negotiations with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the OPEC countries that prevented the collapse of oil rices in the late 90´s; heading the expansion of oil and natural gas production in Mexico and leading the team that established the fully Funded Pension System.
Téllez drafted the constitutional changes and implementing legislation, which ended the agrarian reform and gave full property rights to communal lands. He was also responsible for negotiating the agricultural sector in NAFTA.
Téllez is also member of several non-profit organizations amongst others the Mexican Council of Foreign Affairs, the Trilateral Commission and the Woodrow Wilson Institute in Washington, where he became Co-Chairman of the WW Mexican-Institute since July 2019. He is Chairman of the Club de Industriales the most prestigious business club in Mexico. He has been married for 37 years and is the proud father of two daughters.
Tech Innovation DirectorABINBEV MAZ -GRUPO MODELO
Tech Innovation Director ABINBEV MAZ -GRUPO MODELO
She holds a Master's degree in Business & Technology, a degree in Business Administration, a certification in Top Management from The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania and a Specialization in Circular Economy from UCLA.
Speaker on Innovation, Entrepreneurial Management and is a MENTOR in the Young Innovators Program for the SDGs – Global Compact Mexico of the United Nations (UN).
Tech Innovation Director at ABInBev Middle Americas Zone (MAZ) and in Mexico leads Grupo Modelo's Corporate Venturing platform, Levadura de Ideas. Levadura de Ideas, the Corporate Venturing platform of AB InBev Middle Americas Zone with presence in countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru and the Dominican Republic, establishing contact with more than 1,000 startups, linking more than 500 with the company and implementing pilots with more than 50 startups in the last 5 years. Middle Americas Zone: Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá and Perú.
Promoting a strategy that combines the knowledge and practices of entrepreneurial management and general management, promoting open and transversal innovation supporting the challenges of the business, contributing to the local and global economy, as well as intrapreneurship development alongside AB InBev.
Manuel Ramos Sierra
Managing DirectorCREDIT SUISSE
Manuel Ramos Sierra
Managing Director CREDIT SUISSE
Manuel Ramos is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Asset Management division, based in México City. Mr. Ramos is the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Co-Manager of the México Credit Opportunities Trust (“MEXCO”), a platform that invests in alternative assets with debt-type and private equity characteristics in Mexico, with 5 investment strategies: (i) Credit Investments, (ii) Special Situations, (iii) Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt, (iv) Non-Performing Loan Portfolios, and (v) Private Equity. MEXCO manages 2 funds with a total investment capacity of MXN$30,000 million (approx. US$1.5 billion) and has completed 80 investments since 2012.
Previously, Mr. Ramos was the Portfolio Manager and Head Trader for the Credit Suisse Latin America Financing Group, based in New York, where he managed a US$2.0 billion loan portfolio involving structured lending and special situations transactions. In this role, he executed more than 100 transactions in 10 countries, with a total amount of more than US$15 billion. Previously, he was a Research Analyst in Credit Suisse's Latin America Corporate Credit Research Team, based in New York.
Mr. Ramos joined Credit Suisse in July 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Ramos worked at México's Ministry of Finance as an advisor to the Deputy Minister for three years.
Mr. Ramos holds a B.S. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (“ITAM”), where he graduated with highest honors in 1998, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.
Directora General BIVA
María has been the CEO of Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA) since it began operations more than four years ago. Under her leadership, this institution has consolidated its position, achieving national and international recognition. BIVA has granted funding to companies from all sectors for more than 17.5 billion USD. In 2021, BIVA was named Mexico’s most innovative company, by Great Culture to Innovate, in its annual ranking.
Prior to the stock market industry, Maria developed her career in the private equity sector, holding positions such as: CEO of the Mexican Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP), Partner at Ictus Capital; and Associate at NAFTA Fund, where she specialized in financing structures for companies with high growth potential.
Additionally, María Ariza is Partner and member of the Board of Grupo Salus S.A. de C.V.; Partner of Muventa, S.A.P.I. de C.V.; Partner of Cervecería de Colima S.A.P.I de C.V.; and Venture Partner of Matterscale Ventures LLC.
María serves as an Independent Director on the boards of AXA and Mac Hospitales; on the advisory or investment committees of Beel Infrastructure, Nexxus Capital, Redwood Capital, Endowment TEC, Lafirma Capital and Dux Capital; and on the boards of non-profit institutions such as Fundemex, CMR, Fomento de Educación Ibero, EGADE Business School, Aceleradora de Negocios Anáhuac, Mujeres Invirtiendo, Consejo Consultivo de Finanzas Verdes and Alianza por la Inversión de Impacto.
María's career has been recognized with awards such as: Great Culture to Innovate’s “The Most Innovative CEOs in Mexico”, ""Exceptional Women of Excellence"" from the Women Economic Forum, the Ricardo Flores Magón award from the International Business Council, and in lists of leading women in publications such as Expansión, Forbes and Líderes.
In 2022, the consulting firm Horse placed María in second place in its ""CEOs Change Makers 2022"" ranking, which measures the performance of the most innovative, disruptive, and transformative business leaders in Mexico.
María Ariza holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University, where she was nominated for the Dean's List of Academic Achievement Award and is an Industrial Engineer with Academic Excellence from Universidad Iberoamericana.
Socia GALICIA ABOGADOS
Mariana has practiced environmental law all of her professional career, started as a law student in 1998, and never looked back.
She has in-depth experience in all aspects of environmental law, from wildlife to waste regulation, and approaches environmental issues from different perspectives, often in collaboration with the Firm’s Projects, Litigation, and M&A practice groups. She is praised by clients and peers for her ability to bring outstanding environmental expertise to the Firm’s transactional projects, regulatory practice, and strategic litigation capabilities.
Supported by a strong team of associates, she has represented Mexican and international companies, mainly from the energy, retail, manufacturing, financial services and infrastructure industries.
She has a particular expertise in advising intense water consuming industries on the preservation of water rights and designing strategies to ensure compliance with the complex wastewater regulations in Mexico.
As the first female partner of the Firm, Mariana is conscious of being a role model for other young female lawyers at the Firm and elsewhere. She has therefore actively promoted diversity and inclusion best practices at the Firm and coordinated the Diversity & Inclusion Committee from its creation. Mariana is the first female member of the Executive Committee at any leading firm in Mexico and member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Pro Bono Committees in Galicia. Mariana is also a founding member of the Board of Abogadas MX, a non-profit organization that aims to promote more female lawyers in leadership positions in Mexico.
Mariana studied Law at the Universidad Panamericana with a specialization in Administrative Law. She holds an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and Sustainability of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
She is recognized as Band 2 in the 2023 Chambers Latin American Guide in the Environmental practice. She is considered by The Legal 500 2023 Latin American Guide and Latin Lawyer as a leading lawyer specializing in complex environmental and ESG matters.
Managing Partner / CEOPROXIMITY PARKS
Managing Partner / CEO PROXIMITY PARKS
Mario es un emprendedor, inversionista y desarrollador de bienes raíces, con una trayectoria de más de diecisiete años generando sólidos retornos a través de los ciclos económicos. Desde 2005 ha liderado el desarrollo y administración de activos por más de 400 millones de dólares en proyectos industriales, comerciales, residenciales y de oficinas.
En 2017 cofundó ProximityParks, una firma de inversión inmobiliaria, verticalmente integrada, enfocada exclusivamente en la construcción del portafolio más grande, sustentable y rentable de propiedades industriales para logística de última milla en México.
ProximityParks fue la firma pionera de este sector en México y rápidamente se ha convertido en líder en su nicho; donde cerró 2022 con un portafolio de 10 propiedades, diversificado entre Ciudad de México, Monterrey y Guadalajara, con un valor superior a $200 millones de USD.
Mario estudió Administración Financiera en el Tec de Monterrey y tiene un MBA de la escuela de negocios de Stanford. "
Managing Director STEPSTONE
Mr. Roche joined StepStone in 2013 is a member of the private equity team, focusing on secondaries and Middle and Large-market buyouts.
Today, Mr. Roche works across all aspects of StepStone’s private equity secondaries program including fundraising, sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management. In addition to secondaries, Mr. Roche works on StepStone’s U.S. Middle and Large Market sector team, where he is responsible for identifying primary investment opportunities, leading GP relationships, and completing investment diligence.
Mr. Roche graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with honors with a BS in finance and international business from New York University Stern School of Business.
Mauricio Talamantes Gutiérrez
CIOSEGUROS MONTERREY NEW YORK LIFE
Mauricio Talamantes Gutiérrez
CIO SEGUROS MONTERREY NEW YORK LIFE
Mauricio is Chief Investment Officer, chair of the Investment Committee and Risk Committee member of Seguros Monterrey New York Life, an insurance company that manages an investment portfolio of around US$6 bn of assets.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance sector and in portfolio management as an institutional investor in the Mexican financial market.
Mauricio currently chairs the Investments Group of the Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS), of which he has a been a member for the last 10 years, when he as been active participant in the proposal, negotiation and implementation of changes to the regulatory investment regime.
Mauricio has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad de Monterrey and a Master’s degree in Finance from the ITESM. He earned a diploma in Solvency II from ITAM and is a CFA Level 2 candidate.
SociaCREEL, GARCÍA-CUELLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ
Socia CREEL, GARCÍA-CUELLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ
Mercedes Haddad is partner of the firm and focuses her practice on capital markets, banking and finance law and esg. She is member of the board of directors, heads the diversity and inclusion committee and acts as ombudsperson.
Mercedes has been involved in some of the most innovative capital markets and banking and finance transactions in mexico. She represents foreign and domestic financial institutions, borrowers, underwriters, issuers, multilateral development banks, and private equity funds in capital markets transactions, structured finance (including secured and unsecured financing, commercial financing, acquisition financing and real estate financing), asset securitizations and derivative transactions.
In the capital markets arena mercedes has represented multiple sponsors in the establishment of their ckds and cerpis funds through public listings in mexico, she has participated in multiple bond issuances in mexico and cross-border debt offerings and private placements. She has also participated in several ipos and follow-ons.
Mercedes is also part of the esg practice, focusing on sustainable finance matters.
Mercedes is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of banking and finance by prestigious publications such as chambers and partners, the legal 500 and iflr1000. She has also been distinguished as lacca approved by the latin america corporate counsel association.
Mrs. Haddad was born in mexico city and obtained her law degree (jd) from the escuela libre de derecho in 2005. Her native language is spanish and she is fluent in english.
Partner NORTHGATE CAPITAL
Oscar Alvarado is Northgate Capital Mexico’s partner since 2014, where he Co-Leads Northgate’s Mexico Private Debt Strategy.
With more than 30 years of financial experience, Oscar started his career as a SME banker at Citibanamex where along 10 years he also performed in various positions, such as head of a Workout unit -during the “Tequila Crisis”- and as a Global Relationship Banker for Transnationals in Mexico.
In 2002, He moved to Scotia Capital Corporate & Investment Banking Group (Scotiabank) where he led various industry sectors as a Managing Director for 10 years. Under his initiative established the Private Equity Sponsor Coverage Group for Mexico and later expanded this mandate to LatAm, creating a solid Acquisition Financing practice for Scotiabank, which granted him a strong recognition in the Private Equity world, not only in Mexico but also in Latin America.
Oscar’s experience includes transactions in many industries on: ABS’, Club Deals, Syndications, Corporate Lending, Restructuring and Workout, M&A, DCM, Mezzanine and Quasi Equity structures, in Mexico and abroad.
Mr. Alvarado holds a CPA Degree from The Universidad Anahuac, an MBA from Kent University (UK), and has also attended Executive Programs at the ITESM and at Harvard Business School.
Socio PC CAPITAL
Pablo is as Co-founder and Managing Director of PC Capital. Before PC Capital, Pablo worked as a Vice President for FondElec Group in Stamford, Connecticut, where he helped managed a Private Equity portfolio of primarily energy and telecom investments in Latin America. Prior to FondElec, he was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting/Braxton Associates where he worked with clients in Mexico, Argentina, Central America, and the United States. Pablo holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Pablo is a member of the Board of AMEXCAP, Medios Cattri, Netwey, Rancho los Molinos, Te Creemos Holding, and the Mercersburg Academy, his alma matter.
Pablo de la Peza
Head of ECMGRUPO FINANCIERO BANORTE
Pablo de la Peza
Head of ECM GRUPO FINANCIERO BANORTE
Pablo de la Peza is the Executive Director of ECM and M&A in Banorte. He is responsible of all equity offerings, private equity fund raising transactions and M&A advisory deals within Banorte’s Investment Banking Division. He has over 15 years of experience in Investment Banking and has advised some of Mexico’s largest companies and fund managers in both private and public offerings of debt and equity. He is one of Mexico’s leading bankers in private equity fundraising having led 27 transactions for an aggregate amount of over US$7.5 billion over the past 12 years.
Pablo has a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), an MBA from Cornell University and a Diploma in Senior Management from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE).
Founder & CEOFINTUAL
Founder & CEO FINTUAL
Directivo acreditado por el Comité de Acreditación de Conocimientos en el Mercado de Valores CAMV. Ingeniero Civil Industrial, Geofísico y Astrónomo de la Universidad de Chile. Profesor de Emprendimiento en la Universidad de Chile y creador de laclase.cl Advisory Board Member de UNESCO Netexplo en París. Alumnus de Y Combinator S18. Fan de Arturo Vidal y Paloma Mami.
Founder SONEN CAPITALL
Raúl Pomares is the Founder of Sonen Capital, where he operates across the firm’s overall business activities, while focusing on client management, business development and industry leadership. Raúl has over 25 years of experience in portfolio management and investment advisory. Prior to co-founding Sonen, Raul served as a Managing Director at Springcreek Advisors, where he was in charge of the firm’s portfolio strategy, and Guggenheim Wealth Management, where he developed integrated multi-manager portfolios for institutional and high-net-worth clients as a Portfolio Manager.
Raúl has co-authored and contributed to numerous industry building publications. His monograph Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation, is used as a roadmap for investors seeking guidance designing and implementing impact investing strategies. He co-authored the follow up report, Evolution of An Impact Portfolio: From Implementation to Results. In addition, he is an advisor to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Impact Base, and EKO Asset Management Partners, an environmental market focused asset manager. Raul received his B.S. in International Business Management from the University of San Francisco, and he is fluent in Spanish.
Directora GeneralVECTOR PARTNERS
Directora General VECTOR PARTNERS
Rebeca Pizano is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a degree in International Relations specializing in Banking and Credit.
She also has studies in Senior Management from the Pan-American Institute of Senior Management (IPADE), in addition to courses related to the banking system.
She is an executive with more than 35 years of experience in Development Banking starting her career at Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) where she held various positions, including Deputy General Director of Development, Director of Strategy and Alliance, Director of Financial Intermediaries and Microcredit.
From 2016 to 2021, she served as Deputy General Manager of Business Banking at Bancomext, being responsible for structuring credits and investment projects linked to export financing.
She currently works as a Director at Vector Partners and is in charge of the Direction of Mezzanine México Uno, a vehicle dedicated to granting mezzanine type financing to medium and large Mexican companies with strategies focused mainly on organic and inorganic growth.
Socio Co-FundadorBOCEL PRIVATE EQUITY
Socio Co-Fundador BOCEL PRIVATE EQUITY
His professional experience has flowed between being a private investor, an entrepreneur and a strategy and organizational consultant.
Rene Fernandez Gaytan is co-founding managing partner of BOCEL Private Equity; a fund focused on active equity investing in mid-sized companies in Mexico within the technology, financial and logistics sectors.
He has been an investor and member of the Board of Directors of multiple private and public companies.
He was a partner of the strategy consulting firms McKinsey & Co. as well as Bain & Co; and led the organizational practice of H&S in Latin America.
He obtained his degree in Public Accounting from ITAM in 1990, a Masters degree (MBA) from the University of Tulane in the USA in 1992 and a Diploma Degree in Religions of the World.
Es ingeniero civil por la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. En1988 obtuvo el grado de Maestría en Administración de Empresas con especialidad en Finanzas Corporativas por la Universidad de Dallas, Texas en Estados Unidos, graduandose con honores. En 1998 obtuvo el diploma en Mercadotecnia por la Universidad de Columbia. Fue invitado en 1988 a ser miembro de Sigma Iota Epsilon, agrupación de estudiantes distinguidos en Administración de Estados Unidos.
Inicia su carrera profesional en Procter & Gamble de México en 1988 en el área de Finanzas. Despues de diversos cargos en las areas de planeación financiera, análisis de costos y tesorería en México, es enviado a la sede de Latinoamérica en Caracas Venezuela, donde participa en la planeación estratégica de la empresa para la región, participando en proyectos como la re-estructura de la capacidad de manufactura de detergentes en latinoamérica; la adquisición de dos empresas en Venezuela; el desarrollo de estrategias de entrada a Brasil, Chile y Argentina, así como el relanzamiento en latinoamerica de las marcas Max Factor y Cover Girl. Regresa a México en 1995 para ocupar la posición de director de finanzas del sector de productos para el cuidado de la salud y productos de limpieza.
En 1997 es invitado por Merck & Co ( Merck, Sharp & Dohme) para ocupar la posición de Director de Finanzas de México. Ocupa diversos cargos en los siguientes años, incluyendo Director de Medco, Director de ventas y mercadotecnia Unidad de productos de alta especialidad y Director de Unidad de Servicios de Promoción, Distribución y Gobierno.
En 2004 ocupa la Dirección General de Laboratorios Dermatológicos Darier, donde inicia un proceso de viraje profundo de la empresa, que la llevó a ocupar la primera posición en el mercado dermatológico. Después de estar a cargo del proceso de venta abierta de la empresa a nivel internacional, GSK la adquiere en 2010.
De enero de 2011 a Mayo de 2013 ocupa la Dirección General de Médica Sur, grupo hospitalario de gran prestigio en México. Dirige el proceso de redireccionamiento estratégico logrando cambios significativos en la productividad del grupo así como diversas certificaciones como el premio nacional de calidad, la certificación por el Consejo de Salubridad General y el de la Joint Comission de Estados Unidos y la entrada de Médica Sur como primer integrante fuera de Estados Unidos de la red de hospitales de la Clínica Mayo (Mayo Clinic Care Network, MCCN)
En Junio de 2013 adquiere Farmapiel, una empresa con más de 30 años de historia especializada en dermatología en México. En Junio de 2014 se firma el acuerdo de inversión en Farmapiel por parte de EMX Capital, iniciando así un proyecto a largo plazo para lograr posicionarla como líder en el mercado dermatológico en México. Farmapiel ha escalado el ranking de empresas dermatológicas en México de la #84 en Junio 2013 a la #2 en enero 2023. Con un portafolio de más de 40 marcas reconocidas, se encuentra en un contínuo proceso de crecimiento en su ramo.
Ha sido Consejero en Laboratorios Dermatológicos Darier, Farmacias Dermatológicas, Advent International (México), Chinoin Productos Farmacéuticos y Centro Médico Hospitaria.
CEO & FounderJÜSTO
CEO & Founder JÜSTO
Ricardo Weder is an entrepreneur and promotor of the technological ecosystem in Mexico and Latin America.
He is the Founder and CEO of Jüsto, a company that seeks to transform the Retail and Consumer Industry in LATAM through technology and fair practices; with operations in Brazil, Peru and more than 300M USD received in investment.
Previously, he was the COO and Global President of Cabify. There, he was a key player in its growth and expansion strategy, from having a small operation to becoming a tech Unicorn valued at 1.4B USD with presence throughout Latin America, in more than 120 cities.
He is an independent Board Member of Principal Financial Group in Mexico; part of the investment committee of Nazca, the leading Venture Capital in Mexico; a member of the advisory board of Engen and Tip, as well as of various technology startups. He is also an Angel Investor in more than 30 startups and one of the first investors in 5 unicorns.
In 2021 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was previously a member of its expert network and a founding member of its Global Vanguards Community. In 2020 he was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur and in 2021 recognized as a member of its Outliers community.
In his professional career, he has collaborated with companies in the Financial Sector such as HSBC, J.P. Morgan and PWC.
Born in Mexico, he is an Industrial Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and has an MBA from the University of Mannheim, Germany, with a stay at the CUHK University of Hong Kong. In addition, he is certified by Endeavor's Innovation and Growth program at Stanford University.
Senior Executive CAF
Con más de 20 años de experiencia en la banca comercial y banca de desarrollo, es actualmente Ejecutivo Senior de la Dirección de Fondos e Inversiones de Impacto de CAF, originando, estructurando y administrando un portafolio de inversiones en fondos e inversiones directas, representando a CAF en órganos colegiados como juntas directivas y comités de vigilancia de múltiples inversiones. Anteriormente se desempeñó en el área de promoción a la micro, pequeña y mediana empresa, originando y estructurando operaciones de financiamiento e inversión.
Antes de entrar en CAF, ocupó diferentes posiciones en el BBVA en Venezuela, como Jefe de Equipo de Riesgo Corporativo y de Bancos, liderando el análisis de los financiamientos corporativos, banca de inversiones y líneas de crédito con la banca, fue Director de la Unidad de Admisión de Riesgos Comerciales, liderando al equipo responsable en la atención de toda la red del Banco y en donde desarrolló la herramienta de scroring para el análisis de riesgo de los microcréditos. Previo al BBVA trabajó en banca comercial y banca privada en Corp Banca.
Rodolfo tiene una Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Belgrano en Buenos Aires, una Maestría en Finanzas de IESA en Caracas, y el Programa Ejecutivo de Capital Riesgo de la Universidad de California Berkeley.
Director GeneralPROEZA VENTURES
Director General PROEZA VENTURES
Rodolfo is Managing Partner at Proeza Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage startups reshaping the mobility space. Rodolfo guides the overall strategic direction of the firm as well as oversees all financial activities, performance, and investor relations activities. His role includes sourcing, evaluating, structuring and closing new investments, managing PV’s current investment portfolio, and participating in the board of directors of some of PV’s portfolio companies.
Through his experience, Rodolfo has advised middle-market companies on a variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising activities totaling more than US$6.5 billion and invested in +30 early stage companies with over US$40 million in capital commitments. Rodolfo was previously Chief Investment Officer at PSM, an impact investing fund based out of Mexico City, M&A director at Fimecap, Vicepresident for BBVA Bancomer’s Americas Corporate Finance Group, and a Senior Associate at Credit Suisse’s M&A Technology Group. He received a BA in Economics from Monterrey Tec and earned an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.
Rodolfo enjoys an active life participating in triathlons, working out and playing with his kids outdoors in sunny Texas and traveling and exploring new restaurants with his wife.
Socio del Área de Servicios FinancierosCREEL, GARCÍA-CUELLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ
Socio del Área de Servicios Financieros CREEL, GARCÍA-CUELLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ
Socio del despacho Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C, en el área de servicios financieros, con un enfoque principal en mercados de capitales y formación de fondos. Ha sido miembro de la Firma desde el año 2002 (siendo socio desde 2011), y su práctica se ha enfocado en gran medida en la creación de fondos, desde fondos de capital privado, hasta los primeros CKDs, los primeros CERPIs y, más recientemente, en los primeros fondos privados en los que han participado Afores a través de CERPIs.
Rodrigo Fonseca is a partner and cofounder of EMX Capital.
Mr. Fonseca has over 19 years of experience in private equity in Mexico and over 25 years of experience in the international financial sector.
In EMX Capital he co-led investments in several sectors. Currently he is a board member at Farmapiel (pharma), ILSP (private security) and KDM Fires Systems (fire security). He also led EMX Capital´s first exit, Autotransportes Bisonte, which was completed in 2018. Previously, Mr. Fonseca was a principal at The Carlyle group where he led the acquisition, monitoring and successful exit of the investments in Universidad Latinoamericana (higher education) and Arabela (direct sales), which was Amexcap’s transaction of the year 2017.
Before joining Carlyle, he worked at Merrill Lynch, GE Capital and McKinsey & Co.
Mr. Fonseca received his MBA. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in industrial engineering from the Universidad Anáhuac.
Managing Director and ChairmanBLACKROCK
Managing Director and Chairman BLACKROCK
Russell Steenberg, Managing Director and Chairman of BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP), within BlackRock Alternatives (BA). Mr. Steenberg is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, BA Executive Committee, BlackRock's Alternative Solutions Investment Committee and BlackRock Investment Council.
Mr. Steenberg founded PEP in 1999 when he joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Steenberg has over 40 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Steenberg was a Co-Founder and a Managing Director of Fenway Partners, a middle-market buyout group. From 1983 until joining Fenway in 1995, Mr. Steenberg was employed by AT&T Investment Management Corporation (""ATTIMCO""), where he was co-head of the AT&T Pension Fund's private equity investment portfolio.
Mr. Steenberg has and currently serves on many private equity fund advisory boards.
In addition, Mr. Steenberg serves on the Board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Board of Directors of the Lasker Foundation and a member of the Lasker Investment Committee.
Mr. Steenberg earned a BA from St. Lawrence University, an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an MPA from American University.
Director de Inversiones AlternativasAFORE PROFUTURO
Director de Inversiones Alternativas AFORE PROFUTURO
Salvador Cruz, a professional with more than 30 years of work experience—25 of them in the financial sector—specifically in the securities industry and in the Mexican and international banking systems. He has ample experience in different fields in the business and financial sectors, after serving as Scotiabank’s Head of Transactional Banking in LATAM, and heading that bank’s Investment Banking and Equity department. Before joining Profuturo, Salvador served as CEO of DBRS in Mexico. DBRS is the fourth-largest credit rating agency worldwide. Salvador holds an MBA from Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM) and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Co-Founder & Managing PartnerVALOR CAPITAL GROUP
Co-Founder & Managing Partner VALOR CAPITAL GROUP
Scott Sobel, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Valor Capital Group, pioneer cross-border venture capital fund bridging the U.S., Brazilian and Latin American technology markets and growth economies.
Scott was part of the founding team of the pioneer Internet Telephony company Net2Phone; Scott helped take the company from a piece of software that was first to bridge the PC and the Public Switch Telephony Network to acquiring millions of users, generating over $200M in revenue, an IPO (1999) and the strategic sale of the company to AT&T for $1.4 Billion (2000). Scott went on to hold executive positions in Symbol Technologies working with the Mobile Computing and Wireless Divisions and NCR Corporation based in Singapore responsible for Corporate Development and later the P&L for the Financial Line of Business in the Emerging Markets.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.
Scott is on the National Board of Mentor, whose mission is to expand the opportunity for young people by building a youth mentoring field and movement in the United States.
Scott has primarily lived and worked in the emerging markets (China, India, and Brazil) for the past decade, who is a passionate surfer and practices Jiu Jitsu.
Senior AdvisorELECTA CAPITAL PARTNERS
Senior Advisor ELECTA CAPITAL PARTNERS
Sergio graduated from UNAM, where he earned a Bachelor´s Degree in Economics in 1987. He did his graduate studies at the University of London, in the U.K., where Sergio obtained a M.Sc. (1991) and a Ph.D. (1996), also in economics. He has published in specialized journals such as Trimestre Económico (the oldest economic journal in the Spanish Language) and Investigación Económica and has been a contributor to books such as Fiscal Deficits in the Pacific Region (Routledge, 2012). His teaching experience encompasses UNAM and CIDE in Mexico City, and the University of London in the U.K.
As a professional economist, Sergio began his career in the Department of Economic Research of Banco Nacional de México in 1987 and developed a 33-year career in this institution, the last 15 as its Chief Economist. Sergio was for several years Mexico´s representative in the forecast group of the Pacific Economic Council (PEEC) and took part in the road show leading to Mexico´s inclusion into the World Government Bond Index (WGBI).
Sergio is now an author, consultant and commentator on economic issues and financial markets. He serves as a board member at BondBlox and Senior Mexico Advisor for Electa Capital Partners.
Director GeneralBLACKROCK MÉXICO
Director General BLACKROCK MÉXICO
Mr. Mendez joined BlackRock in 2020. Prior joining BlackRock, Sergio acted as CIO for Afore XXI Banorte (the largest Mexican pension fund with more than US$35B in AUM), position he held since 2016. During the same period, Sergio also served as the head of the investment committee for the Mexican Association of Pension Funds.
Prior joining Afore XXI Banorte in 2016, Mr. Mendez served for four years as CIO for Santander Asset Management (SAM), where he managed 69 mutual funds and led its SMA business.
From 2008 and until 2012, Mr. Mendez was Chief Investment Officer of Afore XXI Prudential. Previously he served as CIO of Prudential Financial Mexico, CEO of Nafinsa Securities in NY, Trading Vicepresident in Inverlat Securites in NY and Operadora de Bolsa Serfin in Mexico.
Mr. Mendez has a BA degree in economics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Director - Rep Office MexicoDEG
Director - Rep Office Mexico DEG
Sergio Viso is an investment manager and director with over 25 years of experience in local and international banks. Since 2009 he has been working as senior investment manager for DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, the private sector financing branch of the German development bank, the KfW group. Until December 2022, Mr. Viso was part of the Equity Latam team, where he managed a portfolio of 9 direct investments and private equity funds. In January 2023, Mr. Viso was named Director of DEG Mexico’s representative office, responsible, among other roles, to lead the origination of equity and debt transactions for corporates, financial institutions and infrastructure companies.
Vicepresident GENERAL ATLANTIC
Sofia Garrido joined General Atlantic in 2017 and is now a Vice President leading investments in the financial services and retail sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Sofia was a Principal at ALLVP, a Mexican venture capital fund, where she helped invest their second fund, including the Cornershop investment. From 2011 to 2013, she was Finance Director at salaUno, a social impact healthcare start-up that raised equity from Adobe Capital and the IFC. She started her career at Credit Suisse in Equity Research where she covered the construction and infrastructure sectors. In 2015, she co-founded Mujeres Invirtiendo, a group for all the woman professionals in the venture capital and private equity industry in Mexico.
She is a Kauffman Fellow, has passed the CFA Level II and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from ITAM.
Senior PartnerCAPRIA VENTURES
Senior Partner CAPRIA VENTURES
Susana Garcia-Robles joined Capria Ventures in March 2020, first as a Venture Partner, becoming Senior Partner as of January 2021. She brings to Capria 24 years of experience being at the forefront of innovation, entrepreneurship, and high-impact investing; building bridges between countries and regions to improve dynamic ecosystems worldwide; and supporting high-growth entrepreneurship among women in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As Senior Partner her responsibilities include transferring her deep knowledge on building ecosystems to other Capria target regions, portfolio management, being a member of investment committees, fundraising and investor relations, and leading investments in LATAM, Africa and MENA. She is Senior Advisor and Board member of the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA).
Her career investing in VC funds and building entrepreneurial ecosystems started in 1999 when she joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), becoming the main architect of its investment strategy for early-stage funds and startups. During this time, she analyzed and coached thousands of seed and VC funds and startups in LAC and invested and managed $300M in 90 funds --many of them first-time fund managers--. Managing a large portfolio of funds and their underlying companies, as well as the IDB Lab direct investments, she has a proven track record in sourcing, structuring, negotiating and closing investments, as well as building ecosystems in frontier markets. In 2012 she co-founded Wexchange, the first networking platform and pitch competition for LAC women STEMpreneurs which has dramatically improved women’s access to funding. In 2019 she co-founded WeInvest Latam, a platform for women fund managers who have LATAM as one of their regions for investment.
An avid supporter of ecosystems, she is a co-founder of the Argentinean VC/PE association/ARCAP and the Colombian VC/PE association /Colcapital. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Argentinean VC/PE association/ARCAP, Paraguay Venture Capital Association (PARCAPY), ForoMET, the Future Perfect Ventures Fund, Elevar Equity Fund, iThink VC Fund, and the CITES company builder/fund, as well as the Board of Directors of Village Capital and in the investment committee of the Bancoldex Fund of Funds (Colombia) and the Cofide Fund of Funds (Peru).
For her pioneering work in LAC and her efforts to make the VC industry more inclusive, she's been dubbed ""the godmother of VC in LAC."" Americas Quarterly recognized her as one of the five 2020 Top Champions on Gender Equality. She has coined the term ""Made in LAC"", ""Hecho en América Latina y el Caribe"" when referring to the innovation coming out of this region, an informal brand that represents innovation with a clear social and environmental awareness to solve problems suffered by millions in emerging markets. Ms. Garcia-Robles has master’s degrees in Philosophy and Education by the Universidad Catolica of Argentina and in International Relations with a concentration on International Economic Policies by Columbia University.
PartnerAINDA INFRAESTRUCTURA & ENERGÍA
Partner AINDA INFRAESTRUCTURA & ENERGÍA
Es socia de AINDA, donde funge como Directora Ejecutiva de Finanzas y es parte del Comité de Inversión. Tessy Rivera Cervera es Ingeniera Industrial por el Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, donde obtuvo mención honorífica, además de contar con un MBA por Sloan School of Management del Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Cuenta con más de 15 años de experiencia en transacciones relacionadas con el sector energético, principalmente en México, tanto en el sector de electricidad como el de hidrocarburos incluye transacciones relacionadas con la estructuración de capital privado y público, venta y adquisición de activos (M&A), financiamiento y refinanciamiento de proyectos, así como análisis de viabilidad y desarrollo del plan de negocios de proyectos en el sector. Inició su carrera en Accenture como analista donde implementó la Gestión de Relaciones con el cliente y estrategias de abastecimiento para la empresa de pan más grande de América Latina, donde logró aumentar los ingresos por ventas en un 10% y la reducción del 20% en los costos de materias primas. Posteriormente, trabajó en The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) como Consultor Senior, participando en el desarrollo de estrategias para compañías del sector financiero y de salud de México, Perú y Colombia. Antes de unirse a AINDA trabajó en Evercore Partners México en el Área de Energía y Project Finance como VP y posteriormente como Managing Director de la misma área, donde destaca su liderazgo en proyectos como estructuración y ejecución de la IPO de CFE Fibra-E de ~US$760 millones (primer instrumento cotizado en bolsa enfocado al sector eléctrico), adquisición y financiación de una planta de cogeneración privada de ~40 MW, estructuración y financiamiento (capital y deuda) del proyecto de parque eólico más grande de México por un valor de ~ US$650 millones, desarrollo de la estrategia de un cliente para licitar en la R1 de CEE a privados en México (el cliente fue adjudicado por un contrato con una inversión estimada de US$1.000 millones) y desarrollo de análisis de factibilidad económica, valoraciones y planes de negocios para grandes proyectos energéticos en México que representan inversiones de más de US$3 mil millones, entre otros.
Managing Director HARBOURVEST
Valérie Handal focuses on secondary investments, primarily in Europe. She joined HarbourVest in 2006 and has played a lead role in a range of transactions, including multiple GP-led deals. Valérie currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Astorg, CapVest, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Mandarin Capital, PAI Partners and Pollen Street Capital, among others.
Valérie joined HarbourVest from Merrill Lynch’s Private Equity Group in London, where she was a vice president. Her prior experience includes positions in investment banking and venture capital at Merrill Lynch, Banc of America Securities, and Softbank Europe Ventures.
Valérie received a BSc (honors) degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a native French speaker and also speaks Spanish.
CEO MEDIOS CATTRI
Vicente is a Public Accountant for ITAM, has an MBA for IPADE and a Executive Coaching Master's Degree from IESE Business School.
CEO MEDIOS CATTRI
Victor opera y es el fundador de la compañía de Publicidad Exterior más importante en México. En los últimos años, Victor ha logrado incursionar en el mercado americano a través de la adquisición de Lightbox OOH en Estados Unidos, así como posicionarse como el jugador más grande en México en el segmento de publicidad exterior tanto por crecimiento orgánico como inorgánico de la compañía, adquiriendo recientemente a un competidor clave en México (Ideas Activas).
Durante los últimos 14 años ha sido Chairman y CEO de Cattri, y hoy en día funge como CEO de Lightbox en Estados Unidos. También fue co-fundador de miorden.com, una empresa de entrega de comida que fue vendida a Sin Delantal, y a su mismo tiempo a GrubHub. Fue socio fundador y consejero de Commando, uno de los estudios de fitness líder en el país. Clientes, socios y competidores reconocen su talento, creatividad e innovación en la industria.
Victor tiene una Licenciatura en Finanzas por la Universidad Iberoamericana.
General partnerPRIMESTREET CAPITAL CO. LTD.
General partner PRIMESTREET CAPITAL CO. LTD.
Virit has over 20 years experience in Investment Banking, Financial Advisory, and Fund Management where he has originated and executed over 40 key engagements across multiple industries and sectors in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China for small, medium, large, and public listed clients with a total transaction value of approximately USD $12 billion.
Virit is currently General Partner at PrimeStreet Capital, the alternative investment management arm of the PrimeStreet Group Prior to his current role, Virit helped launch Siam Alpha Equity, an alternative investment management company investing in Thai Startups and Growth SMEs. Virit also spent 8 years overseeing the Investment Banking business as Head of Investment Banking at PrimeStreet Advisory.
Virit's previous roles outside of PrimeStreet Group includes serving as a team lead in the Financial Advisory and Services Department, Investment Banking Division at Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited and serving as Regional Market Development Manager at Thaicom Public Company Limited, covering Asia Pacific, China, and India, and working in marketing and brand communications at SAATCHI & SAATCHI covering Proctor & Gamble in the Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and China markets.
Virit's expertise covers Investment Management, Fund Management, Financial Advisory, and Investment Banking; namely executing domestic and cross border Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Loan Syndications, Fundraising (Equity & Debt). Capital Structuring, and Corporate Finance.
Virit's coverage industries include, but is not limited to, Fintech, BioTech, Climate Tech, Health Tech, AgriTech EdTech, Sustainable Tech, InsurTech, Mobility & Logistics, Blockchain Technology, and Space Economy.
Virit has also worked closely with portfolio companies, investors, and clients to adopt ESG initiatives