Associate

Victor Owen

Victor joined Astris in June 2012. Prior to Astris, Victor worked in Société Générale’s Energy Project Finance team in Paris. At Société Générale, Victor participated in the structuring of transactions in the power sector (coal-fired, nuclear, renewables) and oil and gas sector (LNG plant, refinery, petrochemical plant). He was involved in the review of financial models and the financing documents of the transactions.

Victor holds an M.S. in International Management and a certificate in Energy & Finance from French leading business school HEC Paris (Paris, France). Victor is fluent in English and French and conversant in Spanish.

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Diana Marroquin

Diana joined Astris in January 2015. Prior to Astris, Diana worked at Structure Banca de Inversión in Bogotá. At Structure, Diana participated as financial director of a variety of projects, including the structuring of infrastructure concessions for the public sector (airports, roads, etc.), and the valuation of companies and projects in the energy and gas sectors.

Diana holds a BS in Business from the Los Andes University. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in English.

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Rafael Estrela

Rafael Estrela joined Astris in June 2013 in the São Paulo’s office. Prior to joining Astris, Rafael spent two years in Private Equity at Artesia, where he led several buy-side investment analysis of companies in a wide range of different sectors, such as consumer goods, health care services, education and agribusiness, as well as assisted senior management during several acquisition processes. Prior to his tenure with Artesia, Rafael worked at Standard & Poor’s, performing corporate credit risk analysis. At Astris, Rafael has been very active in the energy sector in Brazil: he has been involved as lead modeler and assisted throughout execution of several M&A and project finance transactions in the transmission line and power sectors. Rafael also participated in cross-border M&A transactions in the same sectors.

Rafael holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Omar Lahlou

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Omar joined Astris Finance in September 2017 as an Associate based in Paris. Prior Astris Finance, Omar spent two years at EY in Paris within the Project Finance team. At EY, Omar took part in numerous engagements where he advised public entities and sponsors focusing on French Infrastructure and PPP Projects. Before that Omar spent three years at Resonance Advisory, a Project Finance advisory boutique in France.

Omar graduated from HEC Paris with a Master in Management. Omar is a dual-citizen from Morocco and France and speaks French, English and Arabic.

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Juan P. Hernandez

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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