Carlos Viana heads the Latin America Interest Group at White & Case. Market-leading project sponsors and developers, as well as financial institutions and equity and debt fund investors, look to Carlos for advice on the development and financing of major infrastructure, natural-resource, industrial and energy projects and portfolios across Latin America. He has recently played a leading role in a number of landmark mandates in Latin America, including: the SIC-SING interconnection project and the Huatacondo, Laberinto and San Juan renewable energy projects in Chile; the Longitudinal de La Sierra road project and the Matarani port expansion in Peru; the ongoing acquisition, development and equity and debt financings of various thermal and renewable energy projects in Mexico; the ongoing first international PPP financing in Paraguay; the acquisitions and/or refinancings in the capital markets and loan markets of various renewable energy projects in Uruguay; the financing of six RenovAr projects in Argentina as well as supporting the bids for various projects by a major international consortium in Round 1 of the Argentina Roads PPP program; and the Pecasa and Agua Clara renewable energy projects in the Domincan Republic.
In 2000 Miguel Angel Alonso started his career in the company ACCIONA, as Project Manager in the Engineering and Construction department with the purpose of expanding the company in the field of Renewable Energies at an international level in countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Canada and Mexico. During the year of 2006, Miguel Angel Alonso Rubio arrives in Mexico along with the company ACCIONA, with the position of Technical Director leading the implementation of ACCIONA ENERGIA in MEXICO. In 2008, he assumed the responsibility of the General Management of Acciona Energía México, which is one of the models to follow in the field of Renewable Energy, providing Sustainability and Social Commitment in Mexico.
Juan Angoitia joined Ardian in 2013. Previously, he worked five years at Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII) as Investment Principal based in London. Prior to CII, Juan Angoitia spent 10 years at Grupo Ferrovial, S.A. He began his career at Cintra as part of its toll roads management team in Chile. He has 20 years’ experience within the infrastructure industry.
Partho Sanyal, Managing Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Latin America Investment Banking Group, has approximately 19 years of investment and merchant banking experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and has worked in over 25 countries. He joined the Firm in 2001 and has spent much of his time covering the broader infrastructure sector -- including power generation and distribution, water and wastewater, electric transmission, renewable energy and waste and environmental services. Since 2013, Partho assumed responsibility for covering the Utilities and Industrials sectors in Latin America.
Werner Federico Ahlers is a partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Finance and Restructuring and Project Development and Finance Groups. His practice includes a wide range of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as various corporate, project and asset-backed financings. He has particular experience advising strategic and financial investors in investments in countries across Latin America in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, as well as in highly regulated industries, including telecommunications, healthcare and financial services.
Jonathan Duguay-Arbesfeld holds the title of Director, Investments within the Specialty Finance, Fixed Income team at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”). As part of his mandate, Jonathan originates and structures investment opportunities that often fall outside the scope of traditional financing.
Prior to joining CDPQ, Jonathan spent 11 years at a Canadian fixed income investment dealer where he led the firm’s participation in numerous financings and its entry into the project finance realm. He authored a monthly project finance newsletter that reached equity partners, government sponsors, financial advisors and bond investors in more than 150 firms.
Brendan has more than 19 years of experience investing in infrastructure and real assets. Before launching Glenfarne, he was a Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital in its New York office. He was a founding member of the US Management Committee and Co-Head of the Diversified Industries Group, having P&L responsibility for approximately 100 staff members across five office locations focused on infrastructure industrials. He was also CEO of a number of direct investment vehicles and built the US principal toll road investment business. Brendan's business-building experience commenced in 2000, when he was a founding member of Macquarie's US infrastructure merchant banking business (including principal and fund investing). Immediately prior to launching Glenfarne, he was tasked with building Macquarie Capital's Latin American initiatives.
Gilbert Salvi is the Senior Executive Vice President of PowerChina International Americas, responsible for the strategy and business development of PowerChina in Mexico, the Caribbean’s and Latin America region.
Gilbert has over 35 years’ experience in the infrastructure, civil works and energy sector involved in the construction of complex turnkey projects using diverse financing structures. He has been prior to joining PowerChina Group in 2013, the head of the international division for French Bouygues Construction Group in North America. He has specialized in leading international consortiums to go into P3 type Projects, structuring proposals and financing in major mega infrastructures projects over USD $500m with successful bids and awards in Mexico and several Latam countries.