AFP Habitat Chile
Carolina Mery is the chief investment officer of AFP Habitat, the largest private pension fund in Chile, with assets under management of more than US$55bn. She has worked at the company for the last 15 years and has more than 20 years of experience in the Chilean pension fund system. Prior to becoming CIO in 2018, Mery was head of international equity and developed a US$700m private equity programme for the firm.
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución
Gianfranco Truffello has been chief financial officer of Celulosa Arauco y Constitución since 2005. The company is the biggest forestry, pulp and wood products company in Latin America and the second-largest global producer of market wood pulp and wood panels in terms of production capacity. Truffello is responsible for finance, treasury, accounting, taxes, procurement, IT, risk, and strategic planning for all the countries where the company operates. He has worked for Arauco for 27 years, which included three years at CFO of Alto Paraná, Arauco’s subsidiary in Argentina from 1999 to 2002.2
Engie Energía Chile
Eduardo Milligan has been chief financial officer and investor relations officer for Engie Chile since 2017. He is responsible for facilities management, procurement, digital and innovation. Milligan also sits on the boards of GNL Mejillones, a regasification terminal in the north of Chile; and electricity transmission company TEN. Before joining Engie Chile, he was CFO and head of human resources of Engie Peru, having joined the Engie group in 2008 in the M&A department for Latin America. He has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry, working in Citigroup’s corporate and investment banking division in Peru and Ecuador.
Republic of Chile
Andrés Pérez has been international finance coordinator at Chile’s Ministry of Finance since 2018. He supervises the Public Debt Office and the Sovereign Funds Unit, develops sustainable finance, and is responsible for managing the relationship with international financial institutions. He has represented Chile at the G20 as finance track deputy. Pérez previously worked at the Central Bank of Chile, the World Bank, the New York Federal Reserve, and in the private sector, and has been a professor at the Institute of Economics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile.
Stephen Guthrie is SVP for international corporate and commercial banking at Scotiabank, responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction and execution of key initiatives. Previously, he was SVP and head of wholesale bankiing in Chile, leading the growth strategy in corporate, commercial and real estate banking, global transaction banking, corporate finance, capital markets and brokerage. He has more than 27 years of banking experience, the last 20 with Scotiabank in senior roles in several geographies, including responsibility for corporate and commercial banking in Central America.
Robert Williams is CEO of Scotiabank Costa Rica and senior vice president for Central America, with oversight for operations in the region and the implementation of key initiatives in support of the growth strategy. Before his appointment, Williams was SVP for international corporate and commercial banking for Latin America and the Caribbean, a position he had held since 2018. He joined Scotiabank in El Salvador in 1999 and has held senior positions in risk management and corporate and commercial banking. In 2011, he was appointed country head of Scotiabank Panama and was promoted in 2015 to SVP and country head of Scotiabank Dominican Republic.
KM Capital Markets (moderator)
Keith Mullin is founder and director of KM Capital Markets, a media and thought leadership consultancy, and adviser for banking, investment banking, global capital markets, social and sustainable finance, financial regulation, and related topics. Before setting up KM Capital Markets in 2018, Mullin spent more than 30 years in specialist banking media and media-related fields, latterly in thought leadership in the capital markets insights group of Thomson Reuters, now Refinitiv. He was previously editor-in-chief of the company’s capital markets publishing group, which includes IFR.
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