Kelvin Vuong

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Kelvin joined Astris’ Vietnam office in 2018. Since joining our team, Kelvin has been responsible for day-to-day coordination with banks, clients and related stakeholders in Vietnam.

Mr. Vuong has 8 years of working experience in Vietnam, in the development, financing, and management of projects in oil & gas, energy, infrastructure and real estate. In doing so, Kelvin has acquired a solid understanding of Infrastructure & Energy market in Vietnam and has been instrumental in handling the closing & disbursement of the term loan facility for the Dam Nai wind project. Recently, Kelvin has involved through the complete process of the credit process, negotiation & signing of a Credit Agreement for a long term project financing for a solar project in Vietnam.

Kelvin Vuong graduated First Class with Honor, majoring in Finance, from NUS Business School, Singapore. He later completed a joint Master in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences & Rotterdam School of Management and is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

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Juan P. Hernández

Juan Pablo Hernandez joined Astris Finance early in 2013. Since then he has participated in several infrastructure projects such as the financing of the Audi Platform in Puebla and the Circuito Interior in Mexico City, assisting senior management in the preparation of documents at all stages of the projects. In addition Juan Pablo has been very active in the energy sector where he has assisted in the structuring of a hydroelectric power plant and has been lead modeler in solar and gas pipeline projects for international sponsors.

Juan Pablo has a BA in Applied Mathematics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Joaquin Fernandez-Salvador

Joaquin joined the Washington, DC office of Astris Finance in July 2015. Prior to that he worked as an intern in Astris during the summer of 2014 and the first half of 2015. During this time he has been involved in the photovoltaic energy and infrastructure sectors in a variety of countries, assisting throughout the development and execution stages of several project finance transactions.

Joaquin has a BA in Economics and a minor in Political Science from Georgetown University, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in Portuguese.

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Javier I. Osegueda

Javier Ivan joined Astris Finance on January 2016 in the Mexico City office. Since Javier joined our team, he has worked as an analyst in the financing, restructuring and bid offer preparation for renewable plants, airports, highways, railways and urban infrastructure projects in several countries in Latin America and under diverse contractual structures. Now based in Paris, he has been focusing on the financing execution and modelling under Project Finance schemes.

 Javier holds a BA in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and has passed the Level III exam of the CFA Program. He is fluent in Spanish & English and has an upper intermediate level of French.

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Max Ribbens

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Max joined Astris in June 2019. Prior to that, he worked as a project finance advisor at Rebel Group, an advisory firm active in the renewable energy and infrastructure sector. At Rebel, he worked on several advisory mandates ranging from infrastructure and offshore wind tenders, to the structuring of non-recourse debt financing. Max started his career at Rabobank, where he completed a corporate trainee-ship program and worked at the corporate lending department.

Max graduated from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics with a Master in Economics and he has a BSc from the University of Amsterdam. He is fluent in Dutch and English and conversational in Spanish.

Arthur Cury

Arthur Cury joined Astris in June 2016 in the São Paulo’s office. Prior to joining Astris, Arthur worked as analyst for AB Concessions, a toll road business held by Atlantia & Bertin, where he worked on several issuances of debentures for the company, worked on new business development and served as entry point between the business team and the investors relations and treasury departments. Prior to that, he spent one year in Private Equity at Bradesco, 2nd largest Brazilian bank, where he worked on several buy-side mandates in a wide range of sectors, such as energy, infrastructure, consumer goods and agribusiness.

Arthur holds a BA in Business Administration from Insper. He is fluent in English and Portuguese.

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Marta Mediavilla

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Marta Mediavilla joined Astris Finance in July 2018 in the Madrid office. Since joining the team, Marta has been involved in renewable energy mandates. Prior to that, she worked in the Infrastructure and Project Finance division of EY, primarily involved in structuration, bid process, M&A mandates and financing of social infrastructure PPPs, waste to treatment PPPs, and RE projects. Before that, she participated in EY’s Transactions Graduate Program, collaborating with different deal departments including M&A, strategy, restructuring, valuation and, due diligence.

Marta holds a BA in Business Administration and Finance from Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (ICADE). She also spent a year in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Pierre Réné

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Pierre joined Astris Finance in June 2016, starting with an internship at the Singapore office. Now based in Paris, he has been involved in a number of renewable energy and infrastructure transactions in Europe and South-East Asia, working recently on wind and solar PV financing mandates in France

Prior to joining the team, he spent 6 months as an intern at EDF’s (Electricité de France) headquarters in Paris. Within the Investment Division, he was part of the team in charge of the financial structuring and profitability analysis of greenfield projects developed by the firm
Pierre graduated from HEC Paris with a Master in Management, and completed a Master in Public Affairs as a double degree with Sciences Po Paris with a Major in Energy. He is fluent in French and English, and proficient in Spanish
 

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Max Lowenthal

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Max joined the Washington, DC office of Astris finance in June 2017. Prior to Astris, Max interned with the Structured Finance division of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where he assisted in the due diligence process of energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America and Africa. In the summer of 2016, he worked as an equity analyst at Itaú Asset Management in Santiago, Chile, researching and valuing Chilean small cap companies. Max also spent more than two years working as an investigator at Mintz Group, a leading due diligence and investigative services firm.

Max received an M.A., with honors, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he specialized in Infrastructure Finance and Latin American Studies, and holds a B.A. from Colgate University with a major in International Relations and a minor in Economics. Max is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Marien Madrazo

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Marien Madrazo joined Astris Finance in June 2017. She is based in our Mexico City office and has been assisting with the development of solar and transportation projects.

Marien holds a BA in Actuarial Science and a certificate in Investment Analysis from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She also spent a year studying in McGill University. Marien is a Level I Candidate in the CFA Program. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Cathy Aoula

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Cathy joined Astris Finance in April 2018 at the Paris office, where she has been involved on renewable energies M&A mandates and infrastructure refinancing mandates. Prior to joining the team, Cathy interned in BPI France’s Private Equity division, within the Mid & Large cap team investing in various sectors in France, including infrastructure. She also worked as an intern at BNP Paribas within the Equity Capital Markets team assisting throughout the development and execution stages of several ECM transactions.

Cathy graduated from ESCP Europe with a Master in Management with a Major in Finance. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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Santiago Martinez

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Santiago Martinez joined the Bogota office of Astris Finance in June 2018. Prior to joining Astris, Santiago spent one year working at StratCo Consultores Asociados, a boutique consulting firm in Colombia as a Business Analyst, where he focused primarily in shaping the strategy for large financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Additionally Santiago was part of Banca de Inversión Bancolombia in the Infrastructure and Real Estate team where he had the opportunity to support financing and M&A process in the 4G road infrastructure program.

Santiago holds a degree in Finance and International Relations with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from Universidad Externado de Colombia. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Maria Fernanda Santillana

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Maria Fernanda Santillana joined Astris Finance in July 2018 in the Mexico City office. Since joining our team, she has been involved in the development of renewable energy and transportation projects. Prior to Astris, Maria Fernanda interned with JP Morgan. She also won the Reto Banxico, organized by Mexico’s Central Bank, by analyzing the Mexican financial and infrastructure sectors.

Maria Fernanda holds a BA in Economics with academic excellence, from the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO). She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Maila Tsuruta

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Maila has joined Astris São Paulo in April 2019.

Before joining our team, she was part of the Professional Trainee Program at Itaú, working in several divisions of the Asset Management unit including credit investments and offshore sales. Maila was also part of the Goldman Sachs’ M&A team, assisting in live deals of the Metals & Mining, Consumer and Financial sectors. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Utilities Research division.

Maila holds a B.S. in Economics with academic excellence from Insper. She is fluent in Portuguese and English.

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Fabian Hernández

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Fabian Hernández joined Astris in April 2019. Before joining Astris, Fabian worked in Trade Finance and Global Transactional Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (since 2016) covering large multinational and Mexican corporates, including energy industry logos like Avanzia, Iberdrola and Engie among others.

 Fabian holds a BA in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and passed the CFA Level I Exam in June 2018. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Yelda Frapier

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Yelda joined the Paris office of Astris Finance in July 2019. Prior to joining Astris, Yelda spent six months as an intern in the Structured Finance team of Credit Agricole CIB in New York. She worked on several debt arranging mandates for infrastructure, renewables, and mining projects located in Latin America. She also interned at HSBC Paris, where she supported the Infrastructure & Energy team on the advisory mandate for a French PPP refinancing.

Yelda holds a Master in Management with a Major in Corporate Finance from ESSEC Business School. She is fluent in French, English and proficient in Spanish.

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Tien Pham

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Tien joined Astris Finance in May 2019 as an Analyst. She has since been involved in a number of financing and M&A mandates across Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Astris, she interned at Ernst & Young, Mitsubishi-UFJ Financial Group, and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), where she participated in the development and execution of several energy and infrastructure projects.

Tien graduated from Franklin & Marshall College (Pennsylvania, US) with double majors in Business, Organizations & Society and Economics. In 2017, she was a visiting student at the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK). Tien is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

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