The Euromoney Latin America Syndicated Loans Conference 2017


Neil Shearing

Chief Emerging Markets Economist

Capital Economics

Neil Shearing is Capital Economics’ chief emerging markets economist, with overall responsibility for coverage of emerging Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Together with Mark Williams (chief Asia economist) he is also responsible for our emerging markets overview service.

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Jose Aguilar


Vive Energia

For Jose Aguilar, change has been a constant part of life. In January 2012 he moved from Nacional Financiera to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and in September that same year he created Vive Energía, a renewable energy development company. He is the company’s principal.

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Miguel Bermejo

Managing Partner

Atlantico Capital Partners

Miguel Bermejo is a founder and managing partner of Atlantico Capital. He has more than 15 years of experience in transactions, focused in structured, project, and corporate finance both as investment banker and advisor, as well as an executive.

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Lynda Bernst

Senior Chief Representative for South America and the Caribbean

Export Development Canada

Representing EDC interest and activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Ms Bernst is the senior chief representative of the region after serving in a number of positions at EDC. With over 25 years of professional experience in international finance, structured finance including corporate venture capital, and business development leadership

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Carlo Bongianni

Vice President, Finance and Investment

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

Carlo Bongianni is the head of the origination group at Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), a majority government owned entity tasked with mobilising financial resources for various infrastructure projects in Colombia, including the country´s USD 20 billion fourth generation (4G) highway program.

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Samuel Bordereau

Head of Loan Syndications - Latin America


Samuel Bordereau currently heads the latam loan syndications group at Scotiabank, providing loan product coverage of
public and private sector clients in Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean. Mr Bordereau’s team is
responsible for originating, structuring, executing and distributing syndicated loan financing transactions from the

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Joaquin Brignardello

Managing Partner

BD Capital

Mr Brignardello is co-founder and managing partner of BD Capital, a leading LatAm asset manager based in Peru with  more than USD 260mm in AUM focusing on senior loans in Peru and the LatAm region, since 2015 and has more than 12 years of banking and finance experience.

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Danilo Castaneda

Head of Funding

Banco Santander Chile

Danilo Castaneda is currently the head of funding for Banco Santander Chile. Based in Santiago, Mr Castaneda and his team look after USD 20 billion in total market funding coming from different funding sources such as wholesale deposits, bilateral lending, club deal loans, syndicated loans and bond issuances in both

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Isabela Cerbasi

Treasury Coordinator


Isabela Cerbasi is responsible for debt capital markets and structured finance at Fibria Celulose, a Brazilian company that is the world’s leading producer of market hardwood pulp. As the head of the debt capital markets and structured finance team, she has engaged in local and foreign funding transactions such as: a green

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Leonardo Correa

Chief Financial Officer

MRV Engenharia e Participações

Mr Leonardo Guimarães Corrêa has been chief financial & investor relations officer at MRV Engenharia e Participações S.A. since May 2011 and also serves as its vice president of executive board.

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Angela Cuesta

Syndications Officer


Angela Cuesta is a syndications officer in the Latin America syndications department at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). She is currently responsible for raising funds for IFC clients from commercial banks, Development financial institutions (DFIs), institutional and impact investors, through IFC’s B Loan program and other syndications

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Guilherme Diegues

Head of Treasury

Porto Sudeste

Guilherme Diegues graduated in economics from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo with executive development at the Booth School of Business from the University of Chicago. He joined Porto Sudeste do Brasil in 2016 as Treasury Manager.

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Alejandro Fernandez

Finance Manager

Bunge Latin America

Alejandro Fernandez joined Bunge in September 2008 as finance manager for Latin America's commodity trade. Alejandro immersed himself in the commodity trade finance sector after more than ten years of experience in the banking, and securities trading. He has held senior credit, risk, trading and portfolio management positions in regional financial

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Joris Fletcher

Managing Director

BroadSpan Asset Management

Joris Fletcher is a managing director, and the co-head of BroadSpan Asset Management;

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Carlos Gradim

Treasury Director

Biosev S.A.

Carlos Gradim, 57 years old, is currently director of treasury and shared services at Biosev S.A., a leading sugar and ethanol producer in Brazil, controlled by global commodities giant Louis Dreyfus Group and based in São Paulo, where he oversees all treasury functions as well as a number of other

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Brendan Herley


Wells Fargo

Brendan joined Wells Fargo’s global financial institutions group in February 2015 after ten years with Standard Chartered in New York and serves as head of risk distribution & loan syndications for the Americas.  He focuses mainly on primary market loans to financial institution borrowers but also sells bank assets in the

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Richard Kemmish


Euromoney Conferences

Richard Kemmish is an independent consultant specialising in the covered bond market. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage finance market working initially on mortgage securitisations (until it became fashionable) and subsequently on covered bonds.

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Robert Kowit

Senior Vice President, Product Specialist

Federated Investors

Robert Kowit is a senior vice president, product specialist at Federated Investors,  responsible for new product initiatives in the international fixed income sector. 

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Alejandro Lew

Chief Executive Officer

360 Energy

Alejandro Lew joined 360 Energy as chief executive officer in May 2016, where he oversees the group´s activities for the development, construction and operation of solar PV plants in Argentina. Mr Lew has a degree in economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Between 1994 and 2009, he held various

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Ignacio Lorenzo

Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance

Banco Santander

Ignacio Lorenzo, managing director, is the head of syndicated loans, acquisition finance and asset based finance at Santander Brazil.  Ignacio has 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience in global financial institutions, with a focus on structured debt products.

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Bridget Marsh

Executive Vice President - Deputy General Counsel

The Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Bridget Marsh is executive vice president and deputy general counsel of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA).  Bridget heads the LSTA’s primary market committee and trade practices and forms committee and leads the legal projects for the development and standardisation of the LSTA’s documentation.

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Marcos Meireles

Chief Executive Officer

Rio Energy

Marcos Meireles is a professional with more than 20 years' experience in power and gas sectors comprising technical, strategy, regulatory, legal, finance, commercial, management and entrepreneur skills.

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Jean Perarnaud

Chief Financial Officer


Since 2017, Mr Jean Perarnaud serves as chief financial officer of Fermaca. He was previously sitting on the board of the company as well as its investment officer for a couple years.

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Eduardo Petrolo

Finance Director

Entidad Binacional Yacyretá

Eduardo Petrolo developed his career in the financial sector after obtaining his degree in business administration in 1977.
He was general manager at Nación Fideicomisos S.A. from2007 to 2010, part of Banco de la Nación Argentina Group, where he managed several trusts, financial portfolios, investments and risk capital management.

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Samuel Rivas

Chief Financial Officer

Grupo Durandco

With 25 years of experience in financial markets, Samuel Rivas is highly qualified in asset and risk management. He has directed several teams with the objective to implement strategies portfolio investments as well as the responsibility to mitigate the associated risks.

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Sabrena Silver

Partner - Banking

White & Case

Sabrena Silver has over 20 years' experience in completing US domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She advises financial institutions and companies on complex financing transactions, including structured finance deals, acquisition financings, syndicated and bilateral loans, bridge loans, margin loans, investment grade loans, private equity and hedge fund financings, private banking transactions,

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Michael Smith

Latin America Correspondent


Michael Smith is a Miami-based writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News' projects and investigations team.

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Shigeki Takada

Chief Representative, New York

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Shigeki Takada joined Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in 1993. Since then he has been working at various departments inside / outside of JBIC. That includes his role as loan officer for aircraft and ship financing;  economist at the World Bank; senior economist at country credit department. He has been

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Tess Virmani

Senior Vice President - Associate General Counsel

The Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Tess Virmani is senior vice president and associate general counsel of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA).  Ms Virmani works with the LSTA’s primary market committee and trade practices and forms committee on legal projects for the development, standardisation and revision of the LSTA’s documentation and is also involved

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Eduardo Vivone



Eduardo Vivone joined Bladex as head of Tteasury in 2013. Mr Vivone has an extensive background in the banking industry, having covered different senior roles in Latin America, Europe and the United States.

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Eduardo Zemborain

Head of Investment Banking and Specialized Industries

ICBC Argentina

Eduardo Zemborain has over 20 years of local and overseas experience in the banking industry, developed at BankBoston, and its successors Bank of America, Standard Bank and ICBC. Before his current position as head of investment banking and head of specialized industries at ICBC Argentina S.A., Eduardo was head of special assets

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Ray Zucaro

Chief Investment Officer

RVX Asset Management

Ray Zucaro is the chief investment officer responsible for the RVX global opportunity fund as well as the overall emerging market investment strategy of the firm.

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Fernando Zuniga

Director, Central America and the Caribbean

MPC Capital

Fernando Zúñiga is director for Central America and the Caribbean at MPC Renewable Energies, subsidiary of MPC Capital, an asset and investment manager in the fields of real estate, shipping and infrastructure, which manages over €6.0bn in alternative investments.

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Thu 28 - Fri 29 Sep 2017