Mexico Infrastructure and Sustainability Summit 2019
Eduardo Ramírez is founder of construction company CONSEER in Tampico, Tamaulipas. Before taking up his position at CMIC, he was the Minister of the Business Institutions Counsel of the South of Tamaulipas, part of the IMSS Consulting Council, and the President of the Water Operator Organism of Tampico and Madero in Tamaulipas. Ramírez has been affiliated with CMIC for 28 years as an active participant in the chamber. He graduated from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon as a Civil Engineer.
Antonio Basagoiti has a law degree from Deusto University. He arrived to Mexico in 2013, when he was appointed Business Director for the Americas Division at Santander. Basagoiti has occupied several positions in the bank and is currently Executive Director and Head of the Large Corporations Division. Basagoiti has participated in different forums and institutions with a social, economic and political focus and since 2018, he has been President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico.
Gerónimo Gutiérrez has over 20 years of experience in senior government positions in finance, trade, diplomacy and national security, plus seven years of banking experience in C-level roles. Before joining BEEL Infrastructure, Gutiérrez served as the Mexican Ambassador to the US from 2017 to 2018, playing an instrumental role in the USMCA negotiations. Gutiérrez also led the North American Development Bank and has held several public office positions, including Deputy Minister of Governance and Homeland Security and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has a Master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Esteban Lecumberri provides financial advisory services to organizations in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He joined KPMG in 2006 as a member of the financial valuations group, conducting business valuation projects, purchase price allocation engagements, impairment analysis and intangible assets valuations. Since joining KPMG’s infrastructure team in Mexico, Lecumberri has been responsible for leading financial modelling engagements, financial model due-diligence services and advising clients on project finance engagements, among other services.
Jack Levy founded Grupo VEQ (Vertical Quality) in Zapopan, Jalisco in 2005. Grupo VEQ’s real estate projects include Aria Ocean in Nuevo Vallarta, Bohemian and BOHO Región 15 in Tulum and Meridiano 101 in Leon. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Levy was on the team that developed, constructed and sold the Aura building in Guadalajara, the tallest in the city in 2004. Levy also was a three-time champion (2002-2004) as a driver for Formula Renault.
Luis Rubio Barnetche focuses on representing domestic and international corporations in complex corporate matters. Rubio is well-versed in M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, international contracts and international trade proceedings. He pioneered the practice of dispute resolution in Mexico under Chapter XIX of NAFTA. Rubio was also a member of the NAFTA negotiating team on behalf of the Mexican government. He has represented foreign public companies in Mexico in the structuring, implementation and rollout of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Roberto Ballinez has over 15 years of experience in financial risk, financial mathematics, financial econometrics and macroeconomics. Before joining HR Ratings, he was Risk Administration Manager of VALMER-Algorithmics at BMV and Asset-Debt Administration and Liquidity-Credit Risk Advisor at Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat. Ballinez has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in economics from CIDE, as well as a Ph.D. in financial sciences from the Monterrey Institute of Technology.
Francisco Javier Castañeda is a member of the Mexican Road Association, the World Road Association, the Soil Science Society of America and the Transport Research Board, where he participates in the Standing Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction and the Standing Committee on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials. Castañeda also collaborates on the establishment of regulations from the Mexican Transport Institute and the National Body of Regulation and Certification of Construction and Buildings.
Bernardo Carmona has applied his expertise to hydraulic engineering with contributions to the development, construction and operation of pumping plants as well as to the solution of resonance problems in hydroelectric systems. From 2003 to 2015, he collaborated with the National Water Commission and was responsible for the planning, design and construction of major works. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UNAM and is a researcher at UNAM’s Institute of Technology.
Federico Casares graduated from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon’s School of Chemical Sciences as a chemical engineer and has an MBA from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. His commitment to environmental and sustainable development management led him to participate in planning, innovation and development of infrastructure and environmental services projects. Previously, Casares was President of the Monterrey Chapter of the Mexican Chemical Engineers Institute.
Jesús Torres Roldán has been Director General of TECSA and IACMEX since 2018. Both companies are part of Grupo SUEZ in Mexico. Previously, he occupied a variety of positions in companies like AYESA MEXICO and Playa Norte. An engineer, Torres is a member of the Mexican Hydraulics Association, the Mexican Port Engineering Association and Mexico’s Civil Engineers College. He graduated from IPN’s Engineering and Architecture School (ESIA) and has a Master’s in engineering from the Iberian-American University.
Enrique Villanueva has a Bachelor’s in architecture from the Americas University. He also has a Master’s in urban development from the Iberian-American University and a Ph.D. from Anahuac University. Villanueva worked for four years as Project Manager in ICA’s International Projects division and for four years as Business Manager at GICSA. He has 20 years of experience in real-estate development and since 2007 is Development Director of Pulso Inmobiliario, working in projects like Torre Mapfre, Torre Manacar, Hotel Dreams Riviera Cancún and Uno Polanco.
Gastón Wainstein has held a variety of positions at Walmart over two decades, including Corporate Affairs, Supplier Development, Format Development, Corporate Strategy, Real Estate and M&A in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. He has been Member of the Board at the Argentinian Chamber of Commerce and the Argentinian Supermarket Association. Wainstein has a degree in economics from the University of Buenos Aires and an MBA from the IAE Business School in Argentina.
Ignacio Morales has occupied several positions in the public sector since 1980, including Attorney General in Mexico City, Federal Attorney General and Mexico’s Ambassador in France. Between 2004 and 2008, Morales was Dean of Escuela Libre de Derecho. He has also collaborated with several newspapers and radio stations and is an editorial collaborator at El Universal. Morales graduated from Escuela Libre de Derecho in 1970, where he is a professor of civil law. He also has an honorary Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon.