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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 partner 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Ángel Guillén

    Ángel Guillén

    He has more than 4 years of experience in consulting, with emphasis on the application of economic and econometric models for the analysis of public policies, regulatory measures, projections and impact evaluations. He has participated in projects for various companies and institutions in the country in sectors such as manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and mass consumption. He has been a professor at the University of Piura and the National University of San Marcos.

    He holds a master's degree and a degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a bachelor's degree in Administration from Universidad Nacional de San Marcos.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2013.

  • 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.  

  • Clive Ramsey

    Clive Ramsey

    He has more than 5 years of experience in strategic management consulting. He has worked in strategic planning, go to market strategy, entry market strategy, people and organization and efficiency plans. Before APOYO, he worked as senior manager at Strategy &, a company in the PwC network. He has been a professor at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.

    He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan and a degree in Administration from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2018.

  • 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.

  • Jesús Bordallo

    Jesús Bordallo

    He has more than 12 years of solid and multifunctional experience in Business Unit Management, Business Development, Bidding, M&A and Asset Management. He is senior Vice President of Infrastructure at AC Capitales SAFI and has the main responsibility in the management of the Infrastructure Fund II.

    Civil Engineering and MSc in Transportation Systems from the University of Granada (Spain), MSc studies at the University of California (USA) and an MBA from the San Telmo International Institute (Spain).

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2019.

  • Santiago Gazzo

  • Donita Rodríguez

    Donita Rodríguez

    She leads the team that analyzes the conjuncture and the medium-term perspectives of the international environment and economic growth. She has experience in monetary and fiscal policy, foreign trade, international finance, foreign exchange policy and external sustainability. Previously, she worked in the Central Reserve Bank of Peru as Head of Balance of Payments Statistics and, previously, as an analyst in the Monetary Policy Sub-Directorate.

    She is an economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a Master in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, she has conducted specialization studies in monetary policy models, financial programming and econometric methods.

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2017.

  • Miguel Figallo

    Miguel Figallo

    He has 9 years of experience in empirical microeconomic research (main research interest in the fields of development, extractive industries, education, health, environment, competition and regulation). He has worked in the public sector as well as think tanks, universities and business schools from the US, Spain, India and Peru.

    He holds a MSc in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 

    In APOYO Consultoria since 2018.

  • Leonidas Cuenca

    Leonidas Cuenca

    He has 8 years of experience in strategic and operations consulting, macroeconomic and sector analysis for peruvian and international companies. He previously worked in the area of ​​Economic Studies of APOYO Consultoría and in Deloitte Consulting in the United States.

    He holds a master's degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a master's degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2019.

  • Alonso Ansaldo

    Alonso Ansaldo

    He has more than 5 years of experienced in management consulting. He has developed a wide variety of projects such as Go-to-market, cost reduction and strategic planning.

    Previously, he worked at Blue Sage Capital (Dallas), Activas Partners and Petrobras.

    He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, and a degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico.


    In APOYO Consultoría since 2019.

  • Karina Herrera

    Karina Herrera

    She has more than 13 years in concessions projects, as well as in the structuring process of infraestructure projects under the PPP model and work for taxes scheme. Before her actual position in APOYO, she was head of the Concession Department in ICCGSA Inversiones and technical advisor in the Private Investment Promotion Agency - PROINVERSION.

    She holds a master’s degree in Finance from Universidad ESAN and a degree in Economy from Universidad de Lima.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2018.

  • Luz María Carrión

    Luz María Carrión

    She is a member of the senior team of the real estate funds of AC Capitales SAFI, with four years of experience in the team. Its main responsibility lies with Real Estate Fund 2 and the execution of the portfolio exit strategy. She participated in the structuring of the FIRBI AC Capitales Renta, the first fund of the firm aimed at natural persons, as well as in the first debt operation of an investment fund in Peru.

    Previously, she worked in the finance team of the Trafigura Group in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

    She is an administrator by the University of Piura.

    In AC Capitales SAFI since 2018.

  • Franshesca Valverde

    Franshesca Valverde

    She is a member of the senior team of AC Capitales SAFI. Her function is the implementation and operation of the environmental and social standards management system in the investments made by the infrastructure funds.

    She has 10 years of experience in the management and evaluation of environmental, social and health and safety risks in projects in various sectors located in South America.

    She is an environmental engineer from the National University Federico Villareal (2009), with a master's degree in integrated safety, occupational health and environmental management at the National University of San Marcos (2012).

    In AC Capitales SAFI since 2019.

  • 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.

  • Erika Paredes

    Erika Paredes

    She has extensive experience in marketing and commercial management in transnational mass consumption, pharmaceutical and automotive companies. She is Marketing Manager of APOYO Consultoría, where she is in charge of strengthening and promoting the brand and services strategies.

    Previously, she has been Marketing Manager of Divemotor and General Motors Peru. Previously, she worked at Shell Lubricantes del Perú, Pharmacia Interamerican Corp and Coca-Cola.

    She is an industrial engineer from the University of Lima and has an MBA from the ESAN School of Business Administration.

    In APOYO Consultoría since 2019.