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Our team members are competent, creative, passionate about their work, and bound by the highest professional and ethical standards

  • Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos

    Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos

    Felipe is the founder and President of the APOYO Group. He has been Peruvian Ambassador to the United States of America, as well as full professor and President of Universidad del Pacífico. At present, he is President of Transparencia Civil Association and member of the boards of several companies and institutions. He has received the Hipolito Unanue Award for Outstanding Economic Merit in 2011, the Manuel J. Bustamante de la Fuente Award in 2008, the Jerusalem Journalism Award in 1998, and the IPAE Award in 1990.

    He is an Industrial Engineer from the National Engineering University (UNI, for its acronym in Spanish) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Systems Analysis from the University of Rochester, NY. He is also a graduate of the Owner-President program of Harvard Business School.

  • Gianfranco Castagnola

    Gianfranco Castagnola

    Gianfranco is the Executive President of APOYO Consultoría and the President of the Board of Directors of AC Capitales SAFI and AC Pública.  He is also member of the boards of directors of several private companies and institutions in Peru, and President of the Board of Trustees (Patronato) of Universidad del Pacífico. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Counsel of the Judiciary and member of the boards of several non-profit companies and institutions. Formerly, Mr. Castagnola has been a board member of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank.

    He is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

     

     

  • Alberto Camet

    Alberto Camet

    His main responsibility is the Infrastructure, Utilities and Natural Resources Investment Fund. He is also a member of the boards of directors and management committees of several companies of that fund’s portfolio, and an independent director of two Peruvian companies.

    Previously, during 11 years, he held senior positions in subsidiaries of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP), such as Head of Corporate Finance and Corporate Banking at Banco de Credito del Peru and General Manager of the Atlantic Security Bank, where he gained broad experience in finance, investment and asset management.

    He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Chicago University and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. 

    He works in AC Capitales SAFI since 2008.

  • Eduardo Campos

    Eduardo Campos

    As partner at APOYO Consultoria and member of Oaklins International in Peru, he has led multiple merger and acquisition transactions and capital restructuring processes. He has closed deals in several sectors, including the financial, retail, services, and health sectors, among others. Formerly, he has worked at the Economics Studies division at the Peruvian Central Bank.

    He is an economist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, in Canada.

    Member of APOYO Consultoria since 1994.

  • Geoffrey Cannock

    Geoffrey Cannock

    He has extensive experience in infrastructure sectors, natural resources, agriculture, regulation, and public policies. Prior to this position, he was an economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in Washington, D.C.; Manager of the Competition & Regulation and the Telecommunications business units of APOYO Consultoria between 1998-2003; General Manager and Economic Studies Manager of the Peruvian telecommunications regulator (Osiptel); and Vice-President of the Free Competition Commission at the National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property.

    He is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico with a Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics from Oklahoma State University.

    Geoffrey leads the Applied Economics division of APOYO Consultoria since 2008.

  • José Luis Escaffi

    José Luis Escaffi

    José Luis has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies, in the conduction of strategic and operational planning processes, integral control panel design for the public sector, development of pre-investment studies (SNIP), and project management of public investments through the Works for Taxes and Public-Private Partnership mechanisms. Formerly, he was general manager of several institutions, including the telecommunications regulator (Osiptel, for its acronym in Spanish), the Social Development and Compensation Fund (Foncodes, for its acronym in Spanish), the Informal Sector Development Institute (La Libertad), and the Development Corporation of La Libertad (Corlib), among others.

    He is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico and holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Partner and general manager of AC publica since 2009.

  • Lizardo Miranda

    Lizardo Miranda

    As General Manager of AC Capitales SAFI, he is in charge of structuring and closing all of the firm’s investment funds. He has played a leading role in all of the investments and divestments of the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Previously, he worked as Project Director of the Corporate Finance area of APOYO Consultoria and led various investment banking projects in privatization and concession processes.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Adolfo Ibáñez School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania.

    He has been General Manager of AC Capitales SAFI since its inception in 2002.

  • Hugo Santa María

    Hugo Santa María

    He is Partner of the area of Economic Studies and of APOYO Consultoría and leads the Business Advisory Service (SAE), the leading business and economic analysis service in the Peruvian market. He is director of Interbank and Colegios Peruanos and Sociedad Agrícola Virú. He is also a member of the advisory council of Edyce-Chile corporation and of the advisory council of the cultural association La Tarumba. He writes in financial newspapers from Peru and abroad.

    He holds a Ph. D. and a master in Economics from Washington University and a degree in Economics from Universidad Pacifico.

    At APOYO Consultoría since 1997.

  • Javier Tabata

    Javier Tabata

    Has wide expertise in business consulting advising clients in more than 20 countries. His main areas of expertise are strategic planning, growth strategies, mergers and integration, operational restructuring and organizational designs. Previously, he was Principal at SAP Latin America and Senior Manager at A.T. Kearney (Madrid), for six years. 
    He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Kenan-Flager Business School, University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He also attended specialization courses at MIT and Kellogg.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2009.

  • Víctor Albuquerque

    Víctor Albuquerque

    Víctor currently leads the specialized team for industry analysis of APOYO Consultoria’s Business Advisory Service (SAE, for its acronym in Spanish). He prepares studies and presentations regarding industry outlooks based on rigorous quantitative analysis with high qualitative value for Peru’s most important companies and foreign investors interested in the Peruvian market. He has undertaken several demand estimations and impact assessments for multiple sectors.

    He is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Universidad de Piura and from the IESE (Spain).

    At APOYO Consultoria since 1999.

  • Raúl Andrade

    Raúl Andrade

    Raúl is an expert in development economics, institutional economics, and impact assessments with econometric techniques. He has extensive experience in research projects, impact assessments, and monitoring and evaluation of social programs. He is a former consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the International Labor Organization (ILO). He has also been a research fellow at the Center for the New Institutional Sciences in the U.S.A., and both an undergraduate and post-graduate professor at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad del Pacífico, and Washington University.

    He is an economist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. degree from Washington University.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2010.

  • Ienzo Duarte

    Ienzo Duarte

    He leads and undertakes analysis, valuations, and due diligence of every investment opportunity of the Infrastructure Fund II, and follows up on several companies of the current infrastructure portfolio. Previously, he was Associate and Project Director of APOYO Consultoria’s Corporate Finance division, since 2002 and 2011, respectively. In those positions, he accumulated vast experience leading Mergers and Acquisitions deals, as well as valuations of various companies in multiple sectors.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with greater focus in Finance, from the Graduate School of Business Administration and Direction (Egade) of the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (first place and graduated with honors). He is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico.  

    He works in AC Capitales SAFI since 2016.

  • Jenny Esaine

    Jenny Esaine

    She has more than 19 years of professional experience. She is responsible for Multirenta Real Estate Investment Fund (FIMI). She led the structuring and placement of Real Estate Fund II, and the first operation of indebtedness of an investment fund in Peru (December 2010). She has been a member of directories and is a full member of the executive committees of the investment portfolio.

    She was business manager of the company's distribution of natural gas in Lima (Cálidda). Previously, she worked as a consultant for APOYO Consultoria between 1996 and 2003.

    She is an economist from Universidad del Pacifico.

    In AC Capitales SAFI since 2007.

  • Arturo García

    Arturo García

    He is senior Vice President of APOYO Finanzas Corporativas.Before joining APOYO Consultoria, Arturo worked in DEG Invest (Colonia), Mediobanca (Frankfurt) and Ágora Corp (Bogotá), and participated in several successful M&A transactions in Germany, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru in the logistics, fuels, mass consumption, industry, telecommunications, and retail business sectors. 

    He is an economist by Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). 

    Member of APOYO Consultoria since 2015.

  • Sebastián Husni

    Sebastián Husni

    He is responsible of the second real estate fund of AC Capital SAFI (ACFI II). Previously he was responsible of Marsano Group’s creation and development, where he designed and managed the group’s investment fund. He has ample experience in market research, business strategy and investment banking, focusing the last few years in identifying and developing new businesses.
    He has been a consultant and associate at APOYO Consultoría between 1995 and 2008, where he advised on business consulting and mergers and acquisitions in various sectors.

    Mr. Husni holds a Master’s degree in Management and Organization Studies from Warwick Business School (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico.

    He works in AC Capitales SAFI since 2012.

  • Victoria Mercado

    Victoria Mercado

    Over 7 years of experience in management consulting and commercial banking in Latin America. Her main areas of expertise are strategic planning, corporate and business unit strategies, and development of new business. Previously, she worked as manager in the global consulting firm A.T. Kearney, based in Mexico City.

    She holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with major in finance, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2016.

  • Vincent Poirier-Garneau

    Vincent Poirier-Garneau

    Vincent is an expert in economic analysis relative to free competition, regulation, and arbitration cases. He has a valuable experience in demand estimations, tariff determination for infrastructure and public services, financial sustainability evaluation, economic damage estimation, among other topics. He is a former senior consultant at Oxera Consulting in London. He has been a post-graduate professor at Universidad del Pacífico and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.

    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, and Finance from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2013.

  • José Carlos Saavedra

    José Carlos Saavedra

    He is Chief Economist of the Economic Studies area.He currently leads the macroeconomic analysis team of APOYO Consultoría’s Business Advisory Service (SAE) and is an expert in the fields of macroeconomics, economic policies, labor market, and economic forecasts. In addition, he runs APOYO’s Political Proposals publication (Propuestas de Política), an initiative that seeks to identify concrete measures to understand the problems that have an impact in the country’s development. Formerly, he was an Economic Growth Policy Analyst at the Peruvian Central Bank.

    He is an economist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and holds a Master’s degree from New York University. He has followed specialized studies in emerging countries’ international finance, statistics, and public services regulation.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2007.

     

  • María Fe Trelles

    María Fe Trelles

    She is Senior Vicepresident of the Management Investment area.  With over 7 years of experience in real estate investments, she is the team leader for the analysis and monitoring of investments of the Multi-yield Real Estate Investment Fund (FIMI). She also participated in the structuring and placement of AC Capitales Real Estate Investment Fund II. Previously, she was an internal strategic planning and financial analysis consultant in companies in the health and education sector. She has also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), where she was a member of the negotiation teams for the free trade agreements with Chile, Singapore, Mexico, Thailand, and the Andean Community.

    She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Universidad del Pacífico.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2009.

  • Ángel Guillén

    Ángel Guillén

    Tiene más de 4 años de experiencia en consultoría, con énfasis en la aplicación de modelos económicos y econométricos para el análisis de políticas públicas, medidas regulatorias, proyecciones y evaluaciones de impacto. Ha participado en proyectos para diversas empresas e instituciones del país en sectores como manufactura, energía, telecomunicaciones y consumo masivo. Ha sido profesor en la Universidad de Piura y en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

    Es máster y licenciado en Economía por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y licenciado en Administración por la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

    En APOYO Consultoría desde el 2013.

  • Pablo Montalbetti

    Pablo Montalbetti

    He has more than 5 years of experience in consulting, with focus on growth strategies, new business development, strategic planning, project and market assessment and in organizational re-design. He has advised leading companies and institutions in the country in various sectors such as consumer goods, retail, telecommunications, transportation, mining, energy, agriculture and the financial sector.

    He holds a Master in Business Administration from IESE Business School and a degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico. 

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2016.  

  • Aleksandar Nestorovic

    Aleksandar Nestorovic

    Es asociado senior del área de Consultoría de Negocios. 

  • Álvaro Perata

    Álvaro Perata

    He has more than 7 years of experience in management consulting, with focus on efficiency, operative, commercial and business processes, cost reduction projects and strategic sourcing. He has experience in the textile, pharmaceutical, consumer, manufacturing and construction sectors.

    He holds a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2014.  

  • Hugo Quevedo

    Hugo Quevedo

    He is Vice President of APOYO Finanzas Corporativas. Previously, he worked at CITIGROUP - Telecoms, Media and Technology (EMEA) in London where he conducted industry coverage across EMEA region for TMT sector with responsibility for major UK clients. Before joining APOYO Consultoría, he successfully participated in several M&A operations in Peru, Colombia, Europe, India, U.S.A and the Caribbean.

    He is a business administrator from Universidad del Pacífico.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2016.

  • Donita Rodríguez

    Donita Rodríguez

    Lidera el equipo que analiza la coyuntura y las perspectivas de mediano plazo del entorno internacional y el crecimiento económico. Tiene experiencia en política monetaria y fiscal, comercio exterior, finanzas internacionales, política cambiaria y sostenibilidad externa. Previamente, trabajó en el Banco Central de Reserva del Perú como Jefe de Estadísticas de Balanza de Pagos y, previamente, como analista en la Subgerencia de Política Monetaria.

    Es economista de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y máster en Economía por The London School of Economics and Political Science. Además, ha realizado estudios de especialización en modelos de política monetaria, programación financiera y métodos econométricos.

    En APOYO Consultoría desde el 2017.

  • Francesca Forga

    Francesca Forga

    Francesca is responsible for the sales management of the Business Advisory Service (SAE, for its acronym in Spanish) of APOYO Consultoria. She has more than 10 years of experience in the development of marketing strategies, brand management, and launching of new products at a regional level, as well as in corporate communication.

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peruvian University of Applied Studies) and a Master’s degree in Advertising and Corporate Communication from ESIC Business & Marketing School (Spain). She has also participated in a Marketing course in Kellogg School of Management. 

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2015

  • Úrsula Afán

    Úrsula Afán

    She has over 13 years of experience in comprehensive legal advice in national and transnational corporations, as well as in the direction of legal and compliance departments. She contributes to the decision-making processes with legal analysis, proposes strategic solutions to mitigate risks, and adds value to the company’s management and to overall business.

    She previously worked as Senior Associate Attorney at Osterling Abogados and Estudio Olaechea.

    She is a lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

    She works in AC Capitales SAFI since 2013.

  • Claudia Arata

    Claudia Arata

    Claudia has more than 18 years of experience advising clients in corporate, company law, and tax issues. She is in charge of drafting contracts and minutes and giving legal advice with respect to public bidding processes, bank guarantees, tax audits, as well as processes before public institutions such as the National Registry of Suppliers (RNP, for its acronym in Spanish), the Supervising Agency of Government Procurement (OSCE, for its acronym in Spanish), and the Securities Market Regulator (SMV, for its acronym in Spanish).

    Prior to joining APOYO Consultoria, she was a senior attorney at the Legal and Tax Advisory division at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

    She has a Law Degree from Universidad de Lima and she is member of the Lima Bar Association.

    She joined APOYO Consultoria in 2006.

  • Susana Cama

    Susana Cama

    Susana has wide experience in human resource and business management. She is the Administration and Development Manager of APOYO Consultoría, where she is in charge of talent management: selection and retention, skills training and development; welfare and work environment; internal and external communication. In addition, she is responsible for the management of resources related to offices, information systems and administrative support.

    She holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Piura and IESE, as well as a degree in industrial engineer from the Universidad de Lima.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2001.