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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Cristina Begue Hoyos

Cristina joined Astris Finance in June 2016. Prior to that she did a one year internship at BNP Paribas in New York, where she supported senior team members with the structuring and execution of non-recourse debt financings for infrastructure assets across Latin America and the Caribbean region. She participated in the refinancing of the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá, assisting in the due diligence process, negotiation of credit documentation, and the preparation of documents at all stages of the project. She also worked for more than one year at Banca de Inversión Bancolombia, where she was infrastructure projects analyst and participated in the preparation of pitch books and marketing material for clients.

Cristina holds a MSc in Finance from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France) and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (Colombia). Cristina is fluent in Spanish, English, and French

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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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Paola Gutierrez

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Paola joined Astris Finance in August, 2016 as an Analyst. She is based in the Washington, DC office and has been assisting with the development of solar and natural gas projects, as well as with projects in the transportation sector in Latin America.

Paola obtained her B.A. from New York University with a major in Economics and minors in Business and French. She also holds an M.A. in International Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Paola is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in French and Italian. 

 

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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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Noémie Melki

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Noémie joined Astris Finance in June 2017 at the Paris office, where she has been involved on renewable energies M&A mandates and infrastructure refinancing mandates.  Prior to joining the team, she spent 6 months at Natixis-owned Mirova, as an intern analyst within the Investment team investing in wind and solar PV projects in Europe, where she was the main analytic support on a solar portfolio acquisition. She also spent 6 months as an intern at Enedis headquarters in Paris, the French state-owned distribution system operator. Within the technical division, she conducted the cost benefit analysis related to implementing Smart Grids at a national level.

Noémie graduated from HEC Paris with a Master in Financial Economics (MFE). She is fluent in French and English, proficient in German and understands 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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