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“The 2018 inaugural IIF LatAm event proved to be a highly productive day of exchanges between the LatAm industry experts and the investor community – a great opportunity to have to-the-point discussions on what is to be expected and where to focus and rationalize efforts."
"The uniformly top quality of speakers and delegates and the strong representation from fund investors really differentiated the conference in an increasingly crowded LatAm infra conference space."
Enrique Bernales is the Head of M&A for ItauBBA. Bernales has over 15 years of experience, having spent most of his career in the Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources space focused in Latin America. Bernales has advised numerous clients on transactions for over USD 50bn in aggregate. Bernales joined Itaú BBA in 2015, previously spending over 10 years at Credit Suisse Investment Bank in New York and London.
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.
Jorge Camiña joined Allianz Global Investors in June 2016 as Director within the Infrastructure Debt team based in New York. Prior to joining, Camiña was Head of the Project & Acquisition Finance Group for Santander Global Corporate Banking in New York, leading a team responsible for the origination and structuring of non-recourse financing in North America, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy in the US and Canadian markets. Camiña joined Santander in 2005 and held several positions and responsibilities at the Non-Recourse Financing Credit Group in Madrid and with the Corporate Syndicate Loans group in New York. Camiña’s background includes experience across different geographies, having worked on Latin American, US and European transactions, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans to Project Finance and Leverage Buyouts. Prior to joining Santander Camiña was with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria at the M&A Advisory Group in Madrid. Camiña initiated his career with Arthur Andersen and before that with ABN Amro Bank.
Tobey Collins is Managing Director of Structured Finance | Energy. In nearly 20 years in the power sector, Collins’ transactional experience has spanned both the financing and sponsor sides of the negotiating table. She has worked in conventional and renewable energy as well as power distribution and transmission, both in the U.S. and across the Latin American region.
Prior to joining Astris in 2013, Collins spent ten years leading transactional finance teams as a sponsor/owner of electricity assets. As Chief Financial Officer at AES Gener, Chile’s second largest generator with over 4,000 MW of installed capacity, Collins led debt and equity capital raising activities of approximately USD 2bn to support an aggressive expansion plan. As Managing Director of Restructuring at the AES Corporation, Collins worked out and refinanced close to USD 3bn of troubled debt at AES assets principally in Brazil as well as the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Collins has also held senior finance roles at Lanco Solar in the US photovoltaic sector and Verdeo Group in the carbon trading space.
Before switching to the sponsor side, Collins worked as a project finance banker and advisor. She worked for the Private Sector Department of the Inter-American Development Bank as an Investment Officer. Collins had previously worked in ABN AMRO Bank’s Project Finance team based in Caracas, Venezuela and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Collins began her international project finance career at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
John Greenwood is co-head of Project, Infrastructure and Principal Finance. Greenwood oversees the firm’s origination, structuring, principaling and risk management activities for structured and project finance transactions across the infrastructure, power, energy and quasisovereign sectors, primarily in Latin America. Greenwood serves on the Goldman Sachs Hispanic/Latino Recruiting Committee and the Investment Banking Division Summer Program Diversity Champions Council. Greenwood joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 as a Managing Director.
Prior to joining the firm, Greenwood led the LatAm Structured Debt Group in the Capital Markets Origination Division at Citigroup. Before that, he worked at Merrill Lynch. Greenwood serves on the Advisory Board for the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary.
Bio to follow shortly.
Hadley Peer Marshall is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group. In this role, Peer Marshall oversees the origination, execution and asset management of the Firm's infrastructure credit investments in the Americas.
Prior to joining Brookfield in 2015, Peer Marshall was Co-Head of the project finance and infrastructure group at Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for originating, structuring, executing and advising on infrastructure and project financings for clients.
Biography to follow.
Biography to follow.