January 2018 - Astris Finance appoints Gonzalo Ruiz de Angulo as Director & Head of its recently opened Madrid office

Following the opening of the office back in November 2017, and the hiring of Juan Fabregas as first senior recruit for its Spanish team, Astris is now pleased to announce the recruitment of Gonzalo Ruiz de Angulo, a project finance banker with over 15 years of experience, who joined the firm on Monday, January 8, 2018 as Director & Head of the Madrid office.

Gonzalo has 15 years of experience in project and corporate finance and has acted as lead arranger as well as financial advisor on a wealth of infrastructure and energy deals primarily in Europe and Latin America. He joins Astris from ING, where he was the director leading the bank’s Latin American effort in the power space. Prior to this, Gonzalo worked for BBVA, where his last role was as Global Head of Energy, Oil & Gas, and Environmental Services. Formerly, he was head of Power for Latin America and Head of Renewable Energy for EMEA, always with a strong focus on financial advisory.

In total, Gonzalo spent 11 years at BBVA, including six in New York working on projects in Latin America and globally, and five in Spain, where he worked intensely in the Spanish renewable market as well as in other sectors and geographies.

Prior to BBVA, Gonzalo had spent three years on the developer side, at Enel Union Fenosa Renovables, based in Madrid, where he ended up as Head of Finance for the Iberian Peninsula.

Fabrice Henry, Astris’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on Gonzalo’s joining: “We are delighted to welcome such an experienced project finance banker as Gonzalo to the Astris family. Gonzalo’s background is a perfect fit to spearhead Astris’s development in the Iberian Peninsula and to strengthen our on-going relationships with Spanish and Portuguese sponsors on a global basis. I am convinced that Gonzalo’s entrepreneurial spirit and creativity will contribute to add significant value to our infrastructure and energy clients.”