Managing Director

Tobey Susan Collins

Tobey Collins is Managing Director of Structured Finance | Energy. In nearly 20 years in the power sector, Tobey’s transactional experience has spanned both the financing and sponsor sides of the negotiating table. She has worked in conventional and renewable energy as well as power distribution and transmission, both in the U.S. and across the Latin American region.

Prior to joining Astris in 2013, Tobey spent ten years leading transactional finance teams as a sponsor/owner of electricity assets. As Chief Financial Officer at AES Gener, Chile’s second largest generator with over 4,000 MW of installed capacity, Tobey led debt and equity capital raising activities of approximately $2 billion to support an aggressive expansion plan. As Managing Director of Restructuring at the AES Corporation, Tobey worked out and refinanced close to $3 billion of troubled debt at AES assets principally in Brazil as well as the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Tobey has also held senior finance roles at Lanco Solar in the US photovoltaic sector and Verdeo Group in the carbon trading space.

Before switching to the sponsor side, Tobey worked as a project finance banker and advisor. She worked for the Private Sector Department of the Inter-American Development Bank as an Investment Officer. She had previously worked in ABN AMRO Bank’s Project Finance team based in Caracas, Venezuela and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began her international project finance career at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Tobey graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government and holds a masters degree from the Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Tobey is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Return to the team page.

Jean-Marie Boudet

photo tove JMB-BW.jpg

Jean-Marie has joined Astris in January 2019 as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer.

He has a wide experience of financial markets, combined with a specific expertise in infrastructure finance, both acquired through various positions in European financial institutions and the French public sector.

Jean-Marie worked on France’s first wave of PPP’s at the French Ministry of Infrastructure back in the mid-90’s, where he acted as delegate of the contracting public authority – central or local governments – on the construction and maintenance of large public buildings (hospitals / courts / universities) in the Paris region. He moved to Aéroports de Paris in 1997 and worked there as project director for the expansion of the Roissy-CDG airport until 2001.

Jean-Marie then worked in Dexia’s project finance group for 4 years, where he led the origination and execution of advisory and debt arranging mandates on infrastructure projects, with a specific focus on transport (airports, toll-roads, light rail). He then moved to Dublin, as a General Manager of the local branch, to manage the bank’s project finance and utilities bond portfolio. There, he was notably responsible for the successful synthetic securitization of a € 3bn portfolio of infrastructure and utilities wrapped bonds. By the end of 2008, as the financial crisis intensified, Jean-Marie was asked to take over the market risk function of the entire Dexia group, at the time a € 300bn+ balance sheet.

Jean-Marie left Dexia to join LCH as Chief Risk Officer in 2012. LCH, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group, offers clearing services globally for a full range of financial products including equities, rates and credit. Jean-Marie led a team of 30 risk professionals in charge of the risk strategy, policies and models, as well as the monitoring and mitigation of risks across the firm. He was also the firm’s key point of contact with French, EU and US regulators. As one of the two principals - alongside the CEO - he also oversaw the general support and control functions of the firm.

Jean-Marie holds a graduate degree in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), as well as a master degree in Civil Engineering and Economy of Transport from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He also holds  an MBA from “Collège des Ingénieurs”.

Return to the team page.

Santiago Pardo

Santiago joined the Astris team in February 2016 as Managing Director. During his more than 20 years of experience he has developed a unique blend of experience encompassing both the corporate as well as banking perspectives, with a very strong expertise in project finance, debt/capital markets, M&A, project development and private equity. His industry expertise spans the oil & gas (pipelines, LNG, E&P), infrastructure (ports, toll roads), power (generation and transmission) and mining sectors.

Mr. Pardo began his career at Citibank Colombia in 1991, moving to New York in 1997 where he worked for 11 years at Citi’s Infrastructure and Energy Finance Group. From 2002 to 2008 he was the Director leading the team originating and executing transactions in Latin America, reporting directly to the global head of Infrastructure and Energy Finance. During this time, he was directly responsible for closing over 20 transactions in 12 different countries in the Americas, raising over USD 8 billion in funding from multiple sources (banks, international and local capital markets, ECAs and official agencies).

He moved back to Colombia in 2008, where he transitioned into the corporate side, serving as Project Finance Director for Reficar and Managing Director for Infrastructure and Energy of Abacus Capital, a local asset manager. Most recently (2014-2016), he served as CFO of La Luna Resources, an E&P company developing conventional and unconventional resources in Colombia. Prior to this (2011-2014), he was CFO of TGI, the largest natural gas pipeline company in Colombia. For these last two roles, he was selected as CFO by major private equity investors backing these companies and was responsible for corporate finance, investor relations, accounting, treasury, financial planning, M&A and new business development. He personally led the refinancing of TGI’s USD 1,125 million debt in the international capital markets, and assisted CVCI in their successful exit of this investment for USD 880 million.

Mr. Pardo holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Johnson School at Cornell University, as well as B.S. in economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.

Return to the team page.