Juan Fullaondo is a managing director and head of Latin America debt capital markets at Scotiabank. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Fullaondo was co-head of LatAm DCM at HSBC, where he oversaw local and cross-border bond operations for Mexican and other Latin American issuers. He has also worked as head of investment banking at brokerage IXE and at Serfin’s debt capital markets division.
Antonio Gutierrez Lozano
Antonio Gutierrez Lozano is the head of corporate banking for Scotiabank Colpatria (Colombia) where he has held senior positions since 2014 and now oversees corporate bankers and corporate finance groups. Before his current role at Scotiabank Colpatria Gutierrez was relationship manager at another financial institution in Colombia
Gutierrez was born in Madrid, where he worked at several local and international banks before moving to Colombia.
Gustavo Ale is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth in corporate, commercial, real estate, corporate finance, investment banking, transaction banking, and capital markets in Colombia. Prior to assuming this role in 2021, he was managing director and co-head of corporate banking in Scotiabank global banking and markets in Mexico. Since joining Scotiabank in 2004, Ale has held senior roles across credit risk management, corporate finance and corporate and commercial banking in Chile, Mexico and Canada.Ale is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth in corporate, commercial, real estate, corporate finance, investment banking, transaction banking, and capital markets in Colombia. Prior to assuming this role in 2021, he was managing director and co-head of corporate banking in Scotiabank global banking and markets in Mexico. Since joining Scotiabank in 2004, Ale has held senior roles across credit risk management, corporate finance and corporate and commercial banking in Chile, Mexico and Canada.
Ministry of Finance of Colombia
Cesar Arias has been general director of public credit and national treasurer since November 2018, responsible for Colombia’s domestic and international funding, risk management and treasury operations. He serves on the board of several state-owned enterprises and represents the nation in several multilateral forums. Arias was chief economist for Latin America at Deutsche Bank in New York; director in the Latin American sovereigns group at Fitch Ratings; a research officer at the IMF in Washington DC; and specialist in the secretariat for political affairs at the Organization of American States.
Felipe Herrera is the chief investment officer of AFP Proteccion, the second-largest pension fund in Colombia, with US$34bn in assets under management and more than 5 million clients. Herrera leads the investment process for both mandatory and voluntary portfolios. Proteccion invests in international equity, local equity, fixed income and alternatives. He has worked in the banking and pension fund industry since 2006.
Grupo Energia Bogota
Jorge Tabares is CFO of Grupo Energia Bogota and held the same role at Grupo EPM for six years. His experience has been focused on corporate finance; investment banking with an emphasis on capital markets and M&A; risk management; and business development. He has worked in the US and Colombia with a focus on Latin America.
Fiorella Frieri Cozzarelli
Fiorella Frieri Cozzarelli has been the financial resources director for Promigas since 2014 and is responsible for leading and executing corporate treasury policies and financial strategy. She joined the company in 2003 and has held several senior positions in the financial planning and financial resources groups. Frieri has been a member of the board of directors of Gazel, Gases de La Guajira and Enlace, in which Promigas holds investments.
Alejandro Piedrahita has been vice president of strategy and corporate finance at Grupo Argos since 2015. He has more than 20 years’ experience in structuring and executing investment banking projects in capital markets, corporate finance, syndicated loans and project ¬finance, M&A and derivatives. He previously worked at Banca de Inversion Bancolombia and was director of economic research at Cor¬nsura and director of special projects at Susalud. He is a board member of Grupo Sura, Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa.
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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