CHRISTIAN SANTANA /// HEAD RE DIVISION - MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA CHILE
Ingeniero Civil Mecánico de la Universidad de Chile, con amplia experiencia en energías renovables no convencionales (ERNC) y contaminación atmosférica. Entre 2002 y 2010, primero en la Comisión Nacional de Energía y luego en el Ministerio de Energía, contribuyó en todas las etapas de implementación de la política para el desarrollo de las ERNC impulsada en Chile, lo que incluye el diseño del marco regulatorio para la integración de las ERNC y medios de generación distribuidos en el mercado eléctrico chileno, la definición de instrumentos de fomento a la inversión privada en proyectos ERNC, y la generación de información para orientar la inversión y las políticas del sector. Previamente se desempeñó por nueve años en la Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA), en el diseño e implementación de políticas para el control de la contaminación atmosférica de la Región Metropolitana y de diversas ciudades de Chile. Desde marzo 2014 a la fecha se desempeña como Jefe de División de Energías Renovables en el Ministerio de Energía.
CHRISTIAN SANTANA
HEAD RE DIVISION - MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA CHILE
JUAN CARLOS ARANEDA /// TRANSMISSION PLANNING MANAGER - COORDINADOR ELÉCTRICO NACIONAL
Ingeniero Civil Electricista de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile (1983), y Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering de la Universidad de Manchester, Inglaterra (2002).
Juan Carlos Araneda posee una vasta experiencia profesional en el sector eléctrico. Durante los últimos 30 años ha trabajado para la distribuidora Chilquinta, la generadora Colbún y la transmisora Transelec. Además, ha sido profesor en diversos institutos académicos.
Actualmente, Juan Carlos es Gerente de Planificación de Transmisión en el Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional.
Senior Member del IEEE, miembro de CIGRE y Presidente del Comité Chileno. Participante en el Comité de Estudio C1 (System Development and Economics) internacional.
JUAN CARLOS ARANEDA
TRANSMISSION PLANNING MANAGER - COORDINADOR ELÉCTRICO NACIONAL
MARTÍN OSORIO /// HEAD ECONOMIC REGULATION - CNE
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MARTÍN OSORIO
HEAD ECONOMIC REGULATION - CNE
MARK HARRIS /// VICE PRESIDENT - SMBC
Mark Harris is responsible for SMBC's project finance business in Chile. In this capacity, Mark has raised financing for over $4Bn worth of power, infrastructure and mining assets in Chile, and provides advisory in bringing equity to local assets. On the solar side, Mark has closed on 4 utility scale solar financings in Chile in the last two years, including the latest one in June 2017 as Financial Advisor to a 100MW solar project in the SING. Prior to relocating to Chile, Mark worked in the Project Finance team for SMBC in New York covering the LatAm region, and for the Energy team at BBVA covering North America. Mark holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
MARK HARRIS
VICE PRESIDENT - SMBC
SEBASTIAN FALKENBERG /// GENERAL MANAGER - LABORELEC CHILE
Sebastian Falkenberg started at Laborelec in 2006 working for the Industrial Applications department after his Master in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
He has executed Energy audits for the industry throughout Belgium, Germany and France.
Since 2007, he has become active in the field of solar energy, taking part in the technical support activities for ENGIE Department of Research and Technology, in order to actively support ENGIE’s Solar activities and strategy.
He was involved in the development and on site for the construction of the Belgian Antarctic Research station “Princesse Elisabeth”, inaugurated in 2008.
In 2011, he was based part-time in Germany to set up an office in Wuppertal and deploy energy-efficiency services in Germany.
From 2010-2013 he worked as Project Manager for the development of a CSP plant in Chile.
In 2014 he has set up ENGIE Lab LATAM, ENGIE’s first R&D facility in Latin America of which he is its current acting General Manager.
He is fluent in German, French, Dutch, Spanish and English and proficient in Italian and Catalan.
SEBASTIAN FALKENBERG
GENERAL MANAGER - LABORELEC CHILE
PAOLA HARTUNG /// GERENTE REGULACIÓN - ENEL GENERACIÓN CHILE
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PAOLA HARTUNG
GERENTE REGULACIÓN - ENEL GENERACIÓN CHILE
VALENTIN ALBINET /// PARTNER - ANTUKO
Ingeniero del INSA de Lyon, Master Especializado en Gestión de la Nuevas Energías de AMPT Lille. Se desempeñó 2 años como Ingeniero de Investigación en el Laboratorio L2EP de Lille (Francia), para desarrollar métodos y soluciones de optimización de producción renovable y de consumo de energía. Especialista en Smart Grid y Gestión de Energía, posee manejo en modelización, de red eléctrica de transmisión, de sistemas de energía renovable y de almacenamiento.
VALENTIN ALBINET
PARTNER - ANTUKO
EDUARDO SAAVEDRA /// SOLUTION MANAGER - HUAWEI SOLAR
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EDUARDO SAAVEDRA
SOLUTION MANAGER - HUAWEI SOLAR
FELIPE NOVOA /// ASSET MANAGEMENT DIVISION - ANTUKO
Ingeniero Civil Industrial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, trabajó por más de 10 años en áreas comerciales de importantes empresas de la industria energética, liderando múltiples negociaciones exitosas de contratos de suministro de energía eléctrica, fue Jefe del departamento de Grandes Clientes de CGE Distribución, principal distribuidora de energía del país, donde trabajó 7 años y fue el responsable de la venta y comercialización de energía en SunEdison como Business Development Manager por más de 2 años.
FELIPE NOVOA
ASSET MANAGEMENT DIVISION - ANTUKO
THOMAS STETTER /// CEO & CO-OWNER - SOVENTIX CHILE
Thomas Stetter llegó a Chile en el año 2011, y desde hace algunos años se encuentra desarrollando e implementando proyectos solares fotovoltaicos, como socio y Gerente General de Soventix Chile SpA. Es así como durante los últimos 2 años y medio, Soventix ha desarrollado (hasta la fase “listo para construir”) y vendido, dos proyectos fotovoltaicos de gran escala (50+63 MW), junto con desarrollar una cartera de proyectos de 3 MW y varios proyectos industriales sobre tejado. Además recientemente ha lanzado el fondo de inversión “Chile Solar Fund”, con el objetivo de financiar 30 proyectos de 3 MW durante los próximos tres años, fondo que está abierto para todos los desarrolladores de proyectos fotovoltaicos en Chile. Soventix actuará como administrador de este fondo.
Thomas ha sido fundador, co-propietario y miembro de la junta ejecutiva de la empresa First Climate AG entre los años 1999 - 2011 (First Climate en 2011: 120 empleados, filiales en los cinco continentes, con un volumen de negocios de 60 millones €, AuM 200 millones €). Thomas lanzó el negocio de desarrollo de proyectos de First Climate, fundando además su filial en China, lo que dio como resultado una reducción en emisiones de 20 Millones de CO2 (CERs).
En el sector de financiamiento de proyectos, Thomas estructuró y asesoró proyectos de energía e infraestructura, cuyo valor está por sobre los 1,5 mil millones €. Fue miembro de la junta directiva de la empresa Suryachakra Inc. en India (50 MW en proyectos de biomasa), como representante de uno de los fondos administrados por First Climate.
Hasta 1999, Thomas trabajó para la empresa Ernst Basler + Partner, una consultora líder en Suiza, siendo jefe del departamento de gestión de proyectos, así como también responsable en el lanzamiento y gestión de la filial de la empresa ubicada en Potsdam, Alemania.
THOMAS STETTER
CEO & CO-OWNER - SOVENTIX CHILE
GERMÁN ROTTER /// COUNTRY MANAGER - SOLARIG
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GERMÁN ROTTER
COUNTRY MANAGER - SOLARIG
ALFREDO SOLAR PINEDO /// GENERAL MANAGER CHILE - ATLAS RE
Alfredo Solar Pinedo is a Civil Engineer graduated from Universidad de Chile.
In 2002 he became General Manager of Acciona Energía Chile and worked across their entire technology portfolio. In 2014 he moved to SunEdison and became their GM for the Chilean market. During this tenure the company developed, financed, built and operate 400 MW of PV Projects in Chile. From 2010 to 2016 he also acted as President of ACERA, the Chilean Renewable Energies Association. Since 2017 he is General Manager Chile for ATLAS Renewable Energy. An Actis Company who has recently acquire assets from SunEdison (Chile, Uruguay Brasil and Mexico) to create a Renewable Platform in Latam with a 1.5 GW investment plan.
ALFREDO SOLAR PINEDO
GENERAL MANAGER CHILE - ATLAS RE
ANDRÉS VELÀSQUEZ /// DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - EFE SOLAR
Andrés Velàsquez has 9 year of experience in the renewable industry. In Chile, since 2008, he has held executive responsibilities in several multinational corporations as General Manager of Assyce Group Chile, BDM of Energy Storage in S&C Electric Company/Bimex, BDM in Tritec-Intervento and responsible to manage and develop CINTAC Solar (Group CAP). Actually he is Co-Founder & Development Manager at EFESOLAR S.P.A. The company has an own Solar Investment Fund to sell cheaper solar energy to their industrial customer and PMGD under Distributed Generation Segment. During his career, Andrés has experience working in the financial sector in Madrid, and for a real state company with headquarters in Chicago. Andrés has an undergraduate degree in Economics and MBA from Polytechnic University of Catalunia, Spain.
ANDRÉS VELÀSQUEZ
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - EFE SOLAR
HERWIG RAGOSSNIG /// HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR SMART ENERGY IN LATIN AMERICA - NEC
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HERWIG RAGOSSNIG
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR SMART ENERGY IN LATIN AMERICA - NEC
FELIPE RIBBECK /// GENERAL MANAGER - SONNEDIX
Felipe Ribbeck is an electrical engineer from the University of Chile with an MBA from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and has more than 20 years of international experience in M&A and project development in the power sector, with a focus on renewables since 2009, with the development of Chile's 3rd wind park. Over this period, over US$1 billion of investment was accomplished along with development and due diligence of dozens of power projects in Latin America. He has cofounded several companies, served on Boards and been CEO of power companies in the region, having a determinant role growing a 500 MW Chilean power company to a diversified energy holding company traded on the NYSE, with operations in 6 countries and controlling over 7000 MW in the region in 6 years.
FELIPE RIBBECK
GENERAL MANAGER - SONNEDIX
PATRICIA DAREZ /// COUNTRY MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - DNV GL
Patricia is a multilingual Chartered Engineer with more than 12 years’ international experience. She has been involved in technical and commercial advice for several Gigwatts of renewable energy assets (Wind and Solar PV) located across diverse markets in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. Since 2011 she has been based in Chile where she currently holds the position of South America Country Manager for DNV GL. She has been based in Chile since 2011 where she has held positions as the Energy Analysis Manager for Mainstream Renewable Power, she is a member of the ACERA council and she was General Manager for 350renewables. Patricia has carried out research on Plant Performance and Soiling.
PATRICIA DAREZ
COUNTRY MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - DNV GL
FABIAN VIDELA /// HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE ENERGY - BANCO SECURITY
Industrial Engineer from U. de Chile, Master in Business Law from U. Adolfo Ibañez (Chile) and MPA (Energy&Environment) from Columbia University (NY, USA). 8-year project finance experience in energy and infrastructure in Chile and Spain, plus 5-year experience in business and project development (Chile and USA) at Samsung C&T and the Chilean Ministry of Energy.
FABIAN VIDELA
HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE ENERGY - BANCO SECURITY
ANDRES E. ONETTO /// HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE CHILE - BBVA
Andres leads the Project Finance practice at BBVA Chile.
Before joining BBVA, Andres worked at Citigroup, originating and executing M&A and Project Finance transactions throughout Latin America. He has been involved in Energy, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure projects, closing deals in US, Mexico, Uruguay and Chile, including as Lead Arranger in the US$ 860MM financing of the 600km transmission line that will interconnect SIC and SING systems.
Andres holds a J.D. from Universidad Catolica Argentina, an MSc in Finance from Universidad del CEMA, an LL.M from Duke University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). He has published over 30 articles on legal and financial issues and is a correspondent for the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (UK).
ANDRES E. ONETTO
HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE CHILE - BBVA
CHRISTIAN DARR /// DIRECTOR - 350 RENEWABLES
Christian Darr lidera el equipo de 350renewables. Tiene más de una década de experiencia en el desarrollo y consultoría de proyectos de energía renovable a nivel global. Es licenciado en Ingeniería Medioambiental por la Universidad de Freiberg (Alemania) y ha trabajado en Brasil y Sudáfrica durante largos periodos de tiempo. Entre 2004 y 2011 trabajó como gerente técnico para Wind Prospect en Reino Unido, donde desarrolló procedimientos y herramientas para realizar análisis de datos y energía. Desde 2011, trabaja como consultor en Chile, donde ha participado en proyectos eólicos y solares locales que suman más de 1,5 GW, desde las fases iniciales de desarrollo hasta su puesta en funcionamiento. Christian está especialmente comprometido con el establecimiento de prácticas del más alto estándar y estrategias de mitigación del ruido y de la sombra intermitente en los parques eólicos en Chile.
CHRISTIAN DARR
DIRECTOR - 350 RENEWABLES
JAIME TOLEDO /// HEAD OF OPERATION MANAGEMENT - ENEL GREEN POWER
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JAIME TOLEDO
HEAD OF OPERATION MANAGEMENT - ENEL GREEN POWER
HUGO VITS /// DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT LATIN AMERICA - FIRST SOLAR
Hugo Vits has more than 25 years of commercial, operational, business development and technology experience in the solar energy and hydrocarbon industry across Latin America, Asia and Europe.
He has 13 years of senior management experience with highlights in green-field solar plants, hydrocarbon pipelines, R&D site implantation, commercial development, regulatory affairs, safety and company re- structuring.
Since 2014, Hugo is First Solar's Director of Asset Management & Energy Services Latin America, being responsible for setting up and managing the local AM and O&M organization.
HUGO VITS
ASSET MANAGEMENT LATIN AMERICA - FIRST SOLAR
ROLAND BURGER /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - METEOCONTROL
Roland Burger is responsible for business development at meteocontrol GmbH. Within the German monitoring solution provider he is focusing on internationalization and upcoming pv markets. Latin America is of special interest for him as an above-average growth is expected for the coming years. Roland has got a 17 years professional experience in the photovoltaic business. Before meteocontrol GmbH he was working for two different German inverter manufacturers.
ROLAND BURGER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - METEOCONTROL
HUGH RUDNICK /// PARTNER & DIRECTOR - SYSTEP
Hugh Rudnick is partner and Director of Systep. He has deep knowledge of the Chilean electricity market, where he has made significant contributions in methodological and tariff terms. He is Civil Electric Engineer from Universidad de Chile and Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester, England. During his professional activity of more than 45 years, Dr. Rudnick has developed a vast trajectory in issues related to the regulation of the electric sector in Latin America, both in the regulation and pricing of transmission and distribution and in the organization of competitive generation markets. Dr. Rudnick also has developed a number of technical studies in the area of transmission and distribution. He has rendered consultancy services to large consumers, electric firms and governments in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Central America and Panama, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Spain, England, Mexico, Peru, Tasmania, Uruguay and Venezuela, and for the UNDP, UNCTAD and the World Bank.
HUGH RUDNICK
PARTNER & DIRECTOR - SYSTEP
RAFAEL BURGOS /// O&M CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGER - EDF RS
Rafael Burgos is the O&M Customer Account Manager for EDF Renewable Services, where he is responsible for O&M business development in Chile as well as the broader South American market. Prior to his role at EDF RS, Rafael has worked in the renewable energy sector both in development, construction and operational stages of utility-scale solar, wind and hydro.
Rafael has a BA in Environmental Studies from Florida International University, a Masters in International Environmental Policy and an MBA in International Management, both from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, as well as a Minor in Non-Conventional Renewable Energy from the Universidad de Chile.
RAFAEL BURGOS
O&M CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGER - EDF RS
FERNANDO PARGA /// PARTNER - EY
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FERNANDO PARGA
PARTNER - EY
DANIEL ROSENDE /// GENERAL MANAGER - SMA, SOUTH AMERICA
Daniel Rosende is the general manager of SMA South America (based in Chile), the Regional Subsidiaryof solar inverter leader SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Germany. In this role, he develops and manages all sales, marketing and service activities—from initial setup of new subsidiaries to operational functionality—for South America. His key focus is on positioning SMA as the inverter technology supplier for all PV applications—residential, commercial and utility-scale—in the region.
Before joining SMA, Mr. Rosende was Project Manager for Solairedirect, a leading French independent power producer, where he was responsible for the development and execution of PV projects in Chile. His duties included ensuring that project and business development was in line with Solairedirect corporate guidelines, and managing and delivering solar power projects and business on time and on cost. He also has worked for the renewable energy department (energy policy and energy systems) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, based in Germany. There, he provided technical and economic analysis of renewable energy markets in the European Union and Latin America (Chile), and studied the policy and supporting mechanisms for renewable energies and energy efficiency.
Mr. Rosende earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a MBA in international management from Fachhochschule Pforzheim in Germany.
DANIEL ROSENDE
GENERAL MANAGER - SMA, SOUTH AMERICA
RODRIGO MANCILLA /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - COMITÉ CORFO
Rodrigo Mancilla, Executive Director of the Solar Committee of Chile.
MBA from the University of Chile, Master in Business Administration at the University of Rochester, USA. and Industrial Civil Engineer from Federico Santa María Technical University, with more than 15 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in areas such as the implementation of public policies in renewable energy matters, the creation of new businesses and productive development.
He currently leads the Chilean Solar Committee, whose mission is to promote the development of a national solar energy industry by designing and implementing projects that, in collaboration with a network of national and international players, increase competitiveness, productivity, technological capabilities and markets of the companies of the sector, taking advantage in particular the exceptional solar resource of the Desert of Atacama to create new wealth for Chile.
RODRIGO MANCILLA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - COMITÉ CORFO
IÑIGO MALO DE MOLINA /// HEAD ANDEAN REGION - SOLARPACK
Iñigo leads Solarpack’s business in the Andean Region, reporting to Solarpack’s CEO. Solarpack develops, builds and operates utility scale PV power plants worldwide, having operations in several countries in LatAm, including Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
Iñigo has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy business, having held executive responsibilities in several multinational corporations. He joined Solarpack from SunEdison, where he was O&M Director for LatAm. Prior to this, he worked for the Spanish construction and services multinational FCC, acting as Head of Renewable Energy Development, and for Iberdrola Renewables, firstly as O&M engineer and finally as O&M Director for USA, based in Philadelphia, USA.
Born in Spain in 1978, Iñigo holds a M. Sc. Industrial Engineering degree by the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICAI (Madrid, Spain) and an Executive MBA by IESE Business School.
IÑIGO MALO DE MOLINA
HEAD ANDEAN REGION - SOLARPACK
DANIEL CANALES /// COMMERCIAL MANAGER CHILE - MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER
Daniel Canales has more than 13 years of experience in the Chilean electricity market. He was Director of CDEC-SIC from 2005 to 2012. Currently he is director of Acera Council representing Mainstream Chile. In his career, he has worked mainly in electric power generating companies occupying positions related to the commercial and regulatory areas, actively participating in the public discussion of bills, regulations and procedures.
DANIEL CANALES
COMMERCIAL MANAGER CHILE - MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER
ESTEBAN UAUY /// VP PROJECT FINANCE & ADVISORY - DNB
Mr. Uauy is a Business Administration Graduate and a Master of Science in Finance from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. He started his career as a DCM analyst at Scotiabank Chile where he collaborated with large corporate clients within the local market and supported Managing Directors in the pitching and execution of DCM transactions. Mr. Uauy then joined HSBC as an corporate analyst and was later promoted to Relationship Manager within the Large Corporate division. During the past 6 years he has part of the Project Finance and Advisory team at DNB, where he has specialized in Renewable Energy project financing and structured finance. Mr. Uauy has participated and led financings for an aggregate debt amount in excess of USD 3.5billion for a total installed capacity in excess of 2.5GW in countries like Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
ESTEBAN UAUY
VP PROJECT FINANCE & ADVISORY - DNB
ELIAS URREJOLA /// INVESTIGADOR SOLAR SENIOR Y JEFE DE PROYECTO - ENGIE LAB
Elías Urrejola has been working for more than 9 years on photovoltaic (PV) technology. As a researcher and industrial engineer, he has worked hard on innovative ideas for the improvement of the efficiency for the trend of PV technologies. In Europe he worked as a researcher on all processes for improving efficiency of solar cells and modules at industrial level. He did his Doctor thesis on PERC solar cell technology at the ISC-Konstanz in Germany and at Sunways he was project manager in charge of transferring this findings to the manufacturing process. In France, he worked as a PV expert for Air Liquide were he tested new gas precursors for PERC and IBC high efficiency solar cells. He gave support to Asiatic customers on improving the solar cell efficiency of their manufacturing process and he participated on the creation of the IPFV (Institut Fotovoltaique France). At Fraunhofer Chile, he worked as Research Line Leader and PV senior analyst for quality assessment of PV plants. Afterwards he moved to Engie Lab Laborelec where he works as a Lead Solar Expert, in charge of building a bifacial PV plant and performing a Research Plan for understanding this technology. He also brings services for quality assessment of PV plants, giving support to the group on the PV trend, and he constantly promotes collaboration for industrial/business development between Chile and rest of the World.
ELIAS URREJOLA
INVESTIGADOR SOLAR SENIOR Y JEFE DE PROYECTO - ENGIE LAB
ETIENNE LECOMPTE /// CEO - POWERHUB
Etienne Lecompte is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in renewable energy, software development, and regulatory compliance. After founding and building Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) into one of the most respected renewable energy compliance consultancy firms in Ontario, Canada, he started PowerHub. PowerHub is redefining asset management for the renewable energy industry. His vision is that managing portfolios of assets should be easy.
Etienne has worked on over 8 GW of wind and solar projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is continuing to actively participate in the growth of the renewable energy sector
ETIENNE LECOMPTE
CEO - POWERHUB
JAVIER MOZÓ /// CO-FOUNDER - CAAAPITAL
Javier Mozó is Co-founder of CAAAPITAL and Managing Partner of their PE fund DG Energy Capital. Both companies are dedicated to financing renewable distributed energy resources in Latam, and currently have offices in Mexico and Chile. Javier is the technical manager of the companies and the head of their chilean offices.
Javier is an industrial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and has extensive experience in finance and business development of clean-tech and renewable energy. Previously he worked as international sales manager for Crystal Lagoons, and as advisor for Corporacion de Bienes de Capital (CBC).
JAVIER MOZÓ
CO-FOUNDER - CAAAPITAL
CARLOS ST. JAMES /// DIRECTOR DE DESARROLLO ESTRATÉGICO - WOOD GROUP
Carlos St. James es Director de Desarrollo Estratégico para Latinoamérica en Wood Group, consultora de ingeniería escocesa. Desde el 2010 es miembro del directorio del Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) con sede en Washington, DC, EEUU, que promueve el desarrollo de la industria, y fue elegido el primer president (2011-13) de esa organización sin fines de lucro. Con amplia experiencia en financiamiento de proyectos así como en política energética, es consejero a inversores, desarrolladores y al sector publico. Es co-fundador de la Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables (CADER) en 2005 y fue su primer president.
Obtuvo su maestría en relaciones internacionales del Fletcher School en Tufts University, y completo su bachillerato en economía internacional en DePaul University, ambos en los EEUU.
CARLOS ST. JAMES
DIRECTOR DE DESARROLLO ESTRATÉGICO - WOOD GROUP
JAVIER CONTRERAS /// SOCIO - AMERIS CAPITAL
Con más de 20 años de experiencia en el mercado, ingresó a Claro y Asociados en 2009. Hoy está a cargo del Área de Asesorías Financieras. Es Presidente del Directorio de la Sociedad San Andrés SpA, que es la dueña del Parque Solar Fotovoltaico Entre 2007 y 2009 fue director de banca de inversión y mercado de capitales en BanChile Citi Global Banking & Markets.
Durante 15 años fue parte del equipo de finanzas corporativas y mercado de capitales en Santander. Tras su ingreso como analista en 1992 fue asumiendo múltiples responsabilidades hasta liderar el equipo entre 2004 y 2007. Su experiencia incluyó trabajar en distintas oficinas de la institución (Nueva York 1997-1998 y Madrid 2007).
En su trayectoria en Banca de Inversión, ha liderado operaciones de emisión de bonos, IPOs, fusiones y adquisiciones, project finance y reestructuraciones.
JAVIER CONTRERAS
SOCIO - AMERIS CAPITAL
MARCEL LANGONE /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
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MARCEL LANGONE
PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
CLAUDIA VALDES /// INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LEAD OFFICER - CII
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CLAUDIA VALDES
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LEAD OFFICER - CII
SERGIO SAN MARTÍN /// COUNTRY MANAGER (CHILE) - BLUE TREE AM
Sergio San Martín is the country manager of Blue Tree Asset Management in Chile, where he is responsible for the South American market. Blue Tree provides asset management services to wind and PV power plants across Europe and Latam.
Over the last 10 years Sergio has been involved in a wide portfolio of renewable energy projects within the Latam region, both in commercial and leadership positions. Before joining Blue Tree he has held different roles at Vestas Wind Systems, Besalco Energía Renovable, Sunedison and TRITEC–Intervento.
Sergio has a bachelor’s degree in commercial engineering from Universidad de Concepción and a MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
SERGIO SAN MARTÍN
COUNTRY MANAGER (CHILE) - BLUE TREE AM
EDDER CIFUENTES /// HEAD LATAM DESK - OPPENHOF & PARTNER
Edder Cifuentes is the Head of the Latin American Desk at the German international law firm Oppenhoff & Partner. Mr. Cifuentes works in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice in Cologne Germany, with a particular focus on renewable energy projects in Latin America. Cifuentes is member of the Cologne Bar Association (Germany) as well as the Chilean Bar Association. He has previously worked at the Chilean law firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana (Santiago).
EDDER CIFUENTES
HEAD LATAM DESK - OPPENHOF & PARTNER
ALEJANDRO DELGADO /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LATAM - INACCESS
Alejandro Delgado is the Director of Business Development for InAccess in Latin America, he is responsible of facilitating the company’s business in Central and South America. His role focuses on identifying new business opportunities and managing the activities that ensure successful project implementation in the region. Over the last 9 years he has been involved in marketing, product management and sales of monitoring, management and control solutions for commercial, industrial and Utility-scale PV systems. Alejandro holds a dual bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont in Marketing and Environmental Management.
ALEJANDRO DELGADO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LATAM - INACCESS
ULISES SOROETA /// MANAGING PARTNER - ENERGY PARTNERS
Ulises Soroeta is Managing Partner at Energy Partners (Argentina), a company specialized in project development, engineering and project management for renewable energies. Mr. Soroeta’s career builds on thirty years in the energy field. Previously, he was COO of Genneia, an independent wind power company in Argentina. Mr. Soroeta was also Business Development Manager for energy projects in Latin America with Swedish engineering and construction firm Skanska. Mr. Soroeta also spent 10 years with global power company AES in executive level roles across several countries in Latin America, including General Manager of AES Distribution Argentina, Vice President of AES Eletropaulo, the power utility serving Metro São Paulo, Brazil, COO of Hydro Generation Co. AES Tiete, also in Brazil and General Manager of the utility AES Clesa in El Salvador, Central America. Previously, Soroeta took several roles within in the Impsa Group of Companies, an Argentina-based global supplier of renewable power systems, as Philippines Country Manager, Vice President of Impsa Asia (Hong Kong) and Commercial Manager. He is experienced in electric energy (G, T, D, regulation), general management, operations, and project development.
ULISES SOROETA
MANAGING PARTNER - ENERGY PARTNERS
EMILIANO ESPINOZA /// GENERAL MANAGER LATAM - COX ENERGY
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EMILIANO ESPINOZA
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM - COX ENERGY
FERNANDO ÁLVAREZ-BOLADO /// SOLAR PV CONSULTANT - ANABÁTICA RENOVABLES
Mr. Alvarez-Bolado has over 16 years of experience in the renewable energy sector overseeing the engineering and construction of wind and solar projects throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. Between 2001 and 2007, Mr. Alvarez-Bolado was Senior Project Manager for Vestas, a world leading manufacturer, seller and installer of wind turbines, where Mr. Alvarez-Bolado was responsible for the construction of over 200 MW of wind farms. After his time in Vestas, Mr. Alvarez-Bolado was Senior Project Manager for Sunpower Corporation, a leading U.S. solar energy company, responsible for the construction of solar plants throughout Southern Europe. In 2010, he joined Etrion, where he oversaw Etrion operations worldwide, including the engineering, construction, plant operation and asset management of solar assets. Since July 2017, he is a Consultant for Solar PV operations in partnership with Anabática Renovables. Mr. Alvarez-Bolado graduated from the University of Valladolid, Spain with a M. Sc. in electrical engineering and attended the development program for executives at IESE Business School in Spain.
FERNANDO ÁLVAREZ-BOLADO
SOLAR PV CONSULTANT - ANABÁTICA RENOVABLES