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What is the status of Mexican energy projects post-COVID?

Broadcast on Dec 2, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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  • What are the government’s plans to boost capital into the private energy sector? Where is the government looking for this investment?
  • How can Mexican developers re-engage international interest for energy projects?
  • How will renewable projects be financed post 2021/22? Which markets can be tapped to access new capital? For how long will energy tariffs remain stable?
  • ECAs, DFIs and IFIs: Will their appetite to lend to energy projects in Mexico change in light of the slowdown of energy auctions? How can developers secure more funding from these lenders?
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Moderator

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Partner at Holland and Knight

Carlos A. Ochoa Valenzuela is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. He focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure, real estate, corporate services, project finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), arbitration and litigation. Mr. Ochoa has more than 18 years of experience working in the energy and infrastructure sector. He has extensive experience in the areas of electricity, oil and gas.

Mr. Ochoa's practice includes a focus on local and cross-border energy, infrastructure and real estate transactions. In addition, he participated in the implementation of the 2013 Mexican Energy Reforms.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Ochoa served as the legal chief for international investment and legal affairs at the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Ochoa also worked as the director of the Hydrocarbons Regulatory Department at the Ministry of Energy from 2010 to 2011. He served as the legal chief for commercial and real estate affairs at Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) from 2007 to 2009, and was the senior attorney appointed to the Legal Processes Area of the General Attorney's Office of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) from 2002 to 2007.

Holland and Knight

Carlos Ochoa

Speakers

Mauricio del Valle

Mauricio del Valle

Chief Financial Officer

Saavi Energía

Mauricio del Valle

Mauricio del Valle

Chief Financial Officer at Saavi Energía

Mauricio Del Valle is the Chief Financial Officer of Saavi Energia since 2018, and has over two decades of experience in finance, focused on the power and utility sector. Prior to Saavi Energia, he spent five years at Calpine Corporation (Fortune 500, ex-NYSE: CPN) of Houston, Texas where he held multiple senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Risk Officer. Mauricio has twelve years of Investment Banking experience, predominantly in New York City with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking, Global Power and Utility Group. He has substantial transaction expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets transactions across the capital spectrum. Mauricio holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, a Masters of Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and a Bachelor of Science, Actuary, degree from ITAM.

Saavi Energía

José Antonio Aguilar

José Antonio Aguilar

Chief Executive Officer

Vive Energía

José Antonio Aguilar

José Antonio Aguilar

Chief Executive Officer at Vive Energía

EL MAESTRO JOSÉ ANTONIO AGUILAR es licenciado en economía (ITAM) con maestría en administración de empresas (Georgetown University), encabeza en su papel de Principal, las finanzas y la administración de Vive Energía SAPI de CV. El maestro José Antonio Aguilar, ha sido una pieza clave en la financiación de proyectos de desarrollo de energías renovables en México.

DESTACAN ENTRE OTRAS, SUS POSICIONES COMO: Senior Investment Officer de la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC) del Banco Mundial, Director General Adjunto de Banca de Inversión en Nacional Financiera, Director General de Acciona Energía México, Vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Proyectos en Suez Tractebel, Director de Desarrollo de Negocios en Enron, Adicionalmente ha participado como Consejero en las empresas Médica Sur, Macma y Mifel (empresas públicas) y presidido la Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital (Fondo de Fondos), y el Fondo Mexico Ventures.

Participación como miembro del Comité de Analista Independiente de la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores y del Comité de Inversiones del Fondo FICA Agro PYME de FOCIR, así como Presidente del Comité de Infraestructura del IMEF.

Vive Energía

Lucas Aristizabal

Lucas Aristizabal

Senior Director, Latin America Corporate Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal

Lucas Aristizabal

Senior Director, Latin America Corporate Ratings at Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin American corporates group. His primary areas of expertise are the electric-power utilities and energy (oil and gas) industries, for which he is the primary analyst for robust portfolio of credits. Mr. Aristizabal began his career at Fitch in 2002. While at Fitch, Lucas has worked in a number of rating transactions with different levels of complexity, ranging from single-unit power plants to multinational corporations with diverse risks and business lines.

Mr. Aristizabal has authored several credit analysis and special reports focusing on electric-power and energy in Latin America. Mr. Aristizabal earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce and Economics from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He also earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance, Economics, and Accounting.

Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

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Diego Folino

Diego Folino

Regional Head, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

UK Export Finance

Diego Folino

Diego Folino

Regional Head, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at UK Export Finance

Diego Folino is an accomplished Chief Executive level with 25+ years of experience within the International Financial Sector (Management, Corporate and Investment banking, Wealth Management and Innovation).

Well recognised in the financial market for his results, capacity to lead transformational change, strong leadership, and excellent interpersonal skills with a broad multicultural background.

Founding Partner of Tinto Capital, a private firm focused on business development, investment banking, advisory on capital solutions and wealth management for local and international clients.

Currently Diego is the Regional Head of UK Export Finance for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean based in Mexico City with office within the British Embassy in Mexico.

Some of the previous positions worth mentioning from his professional career includes:

Deputy CEO of Bank of China Mexico, President and CEO of Bank of New York Mellon México & Latam Head of Innovation, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank International in the US (former American Express Bank), Americas Regional Head of private banking for Standard Chartered, Mexico Country Head Standard Chartered Bank and several senior business positions at Bank of America Mexico, over his 10+ years with the bank.

Bachelor in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), with executive program studies at the Said Business School from Oxford University.

Active member of Pro-Valle, a non-profit organisation focused on the preservation of natural resources and proper development of Valle de Bravo and its lake in the State of Mexico, Mexico.

UK Export Finance

Diego Folino
Ruben Cruz

Ruben Cruz

Lead Partner of Energy and Natural Resources

KPMG

Ruben Cruz

Ruben Cruz

Lead Partner of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG

Within the energy and natural resources sector (ENR), Ruben has provided services or has been counterpart of companies operating in the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, mining and water industries. He has 25 years of experience in corporate finance in debt and equity transactions advising companies in different industries in regard to the structuring, promotion, negotiation and closing of M&A transactions and strategic alliances. Ruben is member of the Energy Committees of the British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham), American Chamber (AmCham), the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF) and head of ANZMEX Energy Group. Ruben holds a master degree in Business Administration.

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Dentro del sector de energía y recursos naturales (ENR), Rubén ha prestado servicios o ha sido contraparte de empresas que operan en las industrias de petróleo y gas, petroquímica, generación de energía eléctrica, minería y agua. Cuenta con 25 años de experiencia en el área de finanzas corporativas en transacciones de deuda y capital, asesorando a empresas de diversas industrias en la estructuración, promoción, negociación y cierre de transacciones de fusiones, adquisiciones y alianzas estratégicas. Asimismo, Rubén es miembro de los comités de Energía de la British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham), de la American Chamber (AmCham), del Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas (IMEF) y jefe del Grupo de Energía ANZMEX. Rubén cuenta con una maestría en Dirección de Empresas.

KPMG

Ruben Cruz
Octavio Lievano

Octavio Lievano

Octavio Lievano

Country Head, Mexico at Crédit Agricole CIB

Octavio joined Crédit Agricole in September 2007 as a senior banker with senior coverage responsibilities over Mexican clients, split among corporations and sovereign entities. Prior to Crédit Agricole, Octavio worked 5 years with Merrill Lynch New York and 7 years in several positions at BNP Paribas Mexico City and New York offices.

With 25 years of commercial and investment banking experience, his transactional track record includes numerous Fixed Income, Syndicated Loans, Structured, Acquisition Finance and Project Finance transactions as well as advisory services. Highlighted recent transactions, both executed with Pemex, are the strategic acquisition of the 4.7% equity stake in Repsol and the first and second issuance of notes guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank outside the aircraft industry.

Octavio holds FINRA’s Series 24 license. a B.S. in Accounting from Universidad Mexicana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, a Master’s in International Business from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and performed coursework in the Master’s Program of International Finance at Brandeis University in Boston and holds a Mexican CPA.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Octavio Lievano