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Delivering the confidence to invest

Infrata bridges the gap between infrastructure projects and investors. We ensure that projects get the funding they need, while giving investors the confidence to make the right decisions.

We provide ambitious support in public and private sectors.

The Infrata team provides market-leading support to some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious infrastructure projects, both public and private.

Some stats

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Active countries

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Working languages

45

Major projects under construction or in operation

400

Infrastructure projects over last 10 years

$250bn

Value of transactions to date

100

Active transactions

What sets us apart is our approach

Efficiency and Experience

We combine the experience and efficiency of an established company with the thirst for innovation that you’d expect from an independent boutique consultancy.

Creative and Different

We’re not afraid to do things differently – to approach familiar problems in a creative way. This has proved key to managing and mitigating factors of risk on numerous major projects.

Analytical and cutting-edge

Our process combines the use of cutting-edge analytical tools with decades of industry-specific experience. The result is a robust investment strategy that works for both investors and infrastructure, and in both public and private settings.

Meet the team

The core of our team comprises technical and traffic and revenue advisors who work across all infrastructure sectors. 

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Alonzo Guzman

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Infrata’s Managing Director since 2016, Alonzo Guzman has more than 14 years’ of industry experience. He has advised lenders, investors and sponsors of infrastructure projects all over the world. He has served as a Director at Infrata since the company’s inception. 

As a Civil Engineer, Alonzo has undertaken a variety of roles, including Lenders’ Technical Advisor, Procurement Advisor, Project and Programme Manager, and Employer’s Agent. Alonzo has supported the management of PPP procurement internationally, as well as leading a number of LTA transactions across transportation and accommodation sectors. 

Alonzo holds a BSc in Civil Engineering, and an MSc in the Management and Implementation of Development Projects from the University of Manchester.

Please get in touch with Alonzo on [email protected]


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Valery Olefir

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Valery Olefir leads Infrata's aviation team, and is responsible for strategic advisory services across all transport sectors at Infrata. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the company, having worked on a large number of advisory and due diligence projects. These projects combine traffic forecasts, business planning and technical services for clients across Europe and globally. Valery has lead over 20 airport due diligence transactions, many for complex airport networks. 

Prior to joining Infrata, Valery was a Vice President within HSH Nordbank’s Transportation and Infrastructure team. Here, he was engaged in debt and advisory mandates on a range of transport assets across Europe. Before this, Valery was a Managing Consultant at Scott Wilson Business Consultancy.

Valery holds an MBA from London Business School.

Please get in touch with Valery on [email protected]

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John Gibbon

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John Gibbon is a Chartered Engineer and a leading transportation consultant. He specialises in railway planning, operations, multi-modal transportation systems, light rail systems, airports, and ports.

John has been involved in the financial modelling of transportation infrastructure, such that it can be reviewed for privatisation, restructuring, or investment from the public or private sector.

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Mauricio Serrano Cabeza

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Mauricio is a Civil Engineer with over 15 years experience in the construction industry in Colombia and the UK. Through his experience, Mauricio has had the opportunity to take part on highly complex and challenging infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail in London. He has previously been involved in project management on various transport infrastructure projects in LATAM as an independent consultant, specialising on environmental and risk management areas.

Please get in touch with Mauricio on [email protected]


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Ray Powell

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Ray Powell is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 35 years of project experience in transportation and social infrastructure. Ray has spent over 20 years in the PPP field, providing technical advice to public and private sector clients, including bid management/direction, technical and commercial due diligence for bidding consortia, rating agencies, and lenders.

In addition to working on bid stage due diligence, Ray has worked on monitoring construction and drawdown, operations and lifecycle reviews.

Please get in touch with Ray on [email protected]


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Luca Benedini

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Luca Benedini is our Technical Director and Head of T&R at Infrata.  He has 20 plus years of experience in the Transport and Energy Infrastructure sectors. He has substantial experience in supporting demand risk based transactions, offering demand and revenue advisory services to developers, investors and banks across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Luca has led projects on various types of tolled transportation infrastructures (roads, bridges, express lanes), and has managed demand forecasts for car parks, pipelines and irrigation water canals.

Prior to joining the consultancy business, Luca worked for ExxonMobil in a variety of commercial and supply optimisation roles both in the downstream and upstream businesses across Europe.

Luca obtained an MA in International Trades in Italy and an MSc in Transport at Imperial College, UK. He is a native Italian speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.

Please get in touch with Luca on [email protected]

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Olma Juny Alvarez Zapata

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Olma is an anthropologist, with an MSc in Environment and Development. She has 20 years' of experience in environmental and social management. She offers a deep knowledge of social, cultural and land matters.

She has worked for large consulting companies in Colombia as a director, project manager and as environmental and social advisor (LSA). She is an expert in due diligence, environmental compliance and asset acquisition processes for the lending bank, private investors and sponsors, with verification of compliance with IFC standards, Equator Principles, IDB safeguards and FDN guidelines.

Please get in touch with Olma on [email protected]


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Ana Fernández González

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Ana Fernández González is a MSc in Civil Engineering (UPM), MBA expert in diverse challenges of construction and transportation business. She has a robust 18 years' history in international Public Private Partnerships and varied infrastructure projects providing end-to-end solutions.

Ana has closely liaised with all the stakeholders involved in the industry and the financing of projects in several countries. From the origination to the commissioning, ramp-up and operational stages and throughout the whole concession period. Ana has also led the deployment of best practices and corporate policies in all portfolio assets.

 Please get in touch with Ana on [email protected]

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Eimear Connery

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Eimear Connery is a Technical Director at Infrata, and works across all infrastructure disciplines, providing technical due diligence and transaction support, as well as construction monitoring services.

Eimear is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience working on major infrastructure projects worldwide, serving in both design and technical advisory roles.

Please get in touch with Eimear on [email protected]

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Howard Fawcett

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Howard is focussed on our North American operations. Prior to this, he was located in our Bogotá office, from which he undertook construction monitoring services on behalf of Lenders on an array of projects in LatAm and the US. He has extensive experience in undertaking Lenders’ and Sponsors’ technical advisory across a number of global project finance markets.

Please get in touch with Howard on [email protected]

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Dean Davison

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Dean has more than 32 years of experience in the ports and shipping industry. From working directly in the industry for Forth Ports at the Port of Tilbury, he has experience as a trade journalist and over 20 years in port and shipping consulting, in both the UK and New York. He specialises in world trade flow forecasts, shipping analysis and development of port infrastructure, including port operations, plus intermodal rail and inland logistics and port competition assessments. He has worked on numerous lenders technical advisor projects and a high number of due diligence and market study assignments, on a global basis, with strong knowledge of North America/Caribbean, Europe/Mediterranean, Mid East and Australia/New Zealand regions, in particular. With in-depth direct port operational experience, Dean ensures strategic advice and project management skills to aid decision-making processes for a wide-ranging network of influential clients in the ports and shipping industry, including in the financial sector.

Please get in touch with Dean on [email protected] 

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Steve Wray

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Steve Wray is a shipping economist with extensive experience in market and financing studies for the port and shipping industries. In Steve's previous role he was responsible for maritime consultancy on a global basis.  He has extensive experience in shipping, port and development projects,  gained whilst working at Ocean Shipping Consultants and Royal Haskoning-DHV, in the consultancy field.  Since becoming a consultant in 2007, he has produced numerous maritime studies related to the container industry and all other major shipping sectors, particularly in the African, Caribbean, Central America, North & South America, Canadian, Middle East, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Baltic regions. Steve is also a regular contributor on the conference circuit having given papers at conferences held in Accra, Odessa, Bilbao, Gdansk, Szczecin, Rostock, Tallinn, Riga, St. Petersburg, Klaipeda, Istanbul, Barcelona, Valencia, Amsterdam, London, Bremerhaven, Doha, Maputo, Dar-es-Salaam, Durban and Antananarivo on a variety of topics related to changes within the shipping industry and forecast predictions for the future developments. Before being recruited by OSC, he worked for more than 19 years with liner shipping companies P&O Containers, P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk Line.   Steve has an intimate understanding of the perspective of the port users to analyses in this sector and have first-hand experience of the North European and Mediterranean/Black Sea container feeder markets, as well as Transatlantic, Transpacific and African/Red Sea deep sea and feeder trades.

Please get in touch with Steve on [email protected]    

 

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David Lambourne

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David is a Managing Consultant at Infrata with over 13 years’ experience in Aviation Traffic Forecasting, Market Appraisal and Transaction Advisory. He has experience of work involving over 100 airports in over 40 countries worldwide. Prior to joining Infrata, David held roles at Mott MacDonald and CH2M HILL as well as being a founder of Consilium Aviation Advisory until its acquisition by Infrata in 2021. He has an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster and a BA in Politics and East European Studies from University College London.  

Please get in touch with David on [email protected]

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Bárbara Cuadrado

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Barbara is a Principal Consultant with over 7 years’ experience in project and engineering management and consortia bid management for large transportation P3 projects in United States and Canada.

 Barbara holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and a Master’s in Construction Engineering & Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Please get in touch with Barbara on [email protected]

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Nadine Brody

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Nadine is a Principal Consultant with substantial experience in strategic modelling and economics for highway and multi-modal transport projects globally. She has been providing traffic and revenue advisory services to Lenders, Sponsors and Investors for tolled infrastructure projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas for over 10 years.

Nadine holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany where she specialized in transport planning, railways and highways. She is a native German speaker and fluent in English

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Nuno Sousa

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Nuno Sousa provides technical advisory services on behalf of financiers through bid, construction and operations phases. He works across the sectors of roads, railways, waterways, and social infrastructure.

Nuno is a native French and Portuguese speaker, allowing him to work in multiple markets worldwide, reflecting Infrata’s recognised global portfolio. He also holds a 5-year Integrated Master’s (MEng) in Civil Engineering.

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Antonio Moya

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Antonio is an accomplished advisor with 10 years of experience in the Infrastructure sector and more than 30 infrastructure transactions carried out to date in Europe, North America and South America. His expertise entails commercial, technical and contractual management of large and complex infrastructures projects. Before joining Infrata Antonio has undertaken commercial leading roles in strategic projects in the UK.

Antonio is a MSc Civil Engineer and holds an MBA in the LSC and is a native Spanish speaker.

Please get in touch with Antonio on [email protected]

 

 

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Weronika Kowalik

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Weronika is a Principal Consultant at Infrata and has over 14 years of experience as technical advisor on public private partnership (PPP/P3) projects in transport sector in UK and internationally covering both primary and secondary market transactions.

Weronika’s versatile experience includes: transaction advisory services for PPP transport projects to grantors, lenders due diligence (including post financial close construction monitoring and operations monitoring), secondary market transactions (buyers and vendors) with due diligence reviews ranging from single asset to large portfolio of assets, pavement asset management, highways maintenance and assessment of lifecycle provisions for long-term road concessions and transport related assets.

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Alejandro Gómez Restrepo

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Alejandro is a Civil Engineer with over 15 years of experience and postgraduate degrees in roads and Project Management; currently, he is studying a Master's degree in Financial Management. During his professional career, he has been involved in many Infrastructure and road construction projects like 1G, 3G, and 4G Concessions in Colombia, South America.

He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.

 

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Walid Masud

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Walid is a Senior Consultant with 5 years of experience developing P3 bids in Canada and the USA. Walid has experience working in highway, toll road, LRT, and subway projects. He currently provides technical advisory services for private and public sector clients.

Walid holds a BASc. in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Economics from the University of Waterloo, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Canada


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Adriana Camelo

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Adriana is an environmental engineer with over 12 years' of experience in various industrial sectors and has a master's degree in Engineering with an emphasis on Environmental Management. She has extensive experience in environmental and Health and Safety matters. 

She is an expert in due diligence, EH&S compliance audits and asset acquisition processes for lenders, private investors, and sponsors. Adriana's current focus is compliance reviews against the IFC Performance Standards (IFC PS) and Equator Principles, development and monitoring of Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAP) and advisory to Sponsors and Lenders on social and environmental risks.

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Erika Beltrán

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Erika is an Environmental Engineer and holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Project Management from the University of Leeds. Erika has also undertaken advanced studies in chemistry from the Universidad de los Andes. Erika has over 12 years of experience on environmental and social consulting in the sectors of oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing, among others. 

She has extensive experience performing environmental and social audits, due diligence and monitoring of environmental and social action plans for investors under the IFC Performance Standards, the Equator Principles and the ICMM standards. She has been part of the management team in projects of basic sanitation, drinking water and solid waste for vulnerable communities in Colombia and South Africa. 

 

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Vilma Vélez

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Vilma is a psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in environmental and socio-cultural issues. She offers extensive knowledge in social, ethnic, political and resettlement topics, and has participated in different environmental and social assessment projects, successful feasibility studies, due diligence, social audits and construction monitoring.

Her knowledge in ESG risk and impact assessment, and strong focus on communities and ethnicity has facilitated the projects’ management of social and reputational risks; verification of ESG compliance under Equator Principles, IFC and World Bank Performance Standards, and CAF Safeguards.

Her experience has allowed to participate in sectors such as: Highways, infrastructure, renewables and conventional energy, Oil & Gas, among other.

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Paula Pontes

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Paula Pontes is a Senior Consultant at Infrata with over six years of experience in the transportation industry, with the last five years focused on aviation-related projects. From the largest airports such as, Hong Kong, Heathrow, and JFK, to small regional airports in Latin America, she has provided consulting services to a variety of airports throughout the world.

She holds a MSc in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster and a B.Sc. in Production and Manufacturing Engineering. Paula speaks fluently both English and Portuguese.

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Connor Doolittle

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Connor Doolittle is a consultant at Infrata, providing traffic and revenue due diligence services. He delivers economic assessments and traffic and revenue forecasts for clients on a variety of global infrastructure projects. Connor has a background in economics from the London School of Economics and speaks English and Spanish.

 

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Juan D. Vasquez

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Juan is a Civil Engineer with over 10 years' experience and wide technical knowledge in Project Control. Juan has a degree in Civil Engineering from Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería. He has been involved in different construction projects in Colombia sectors such as, oil & gas and road infrastructure. Juan is a Project Management Specialist with PMP certification, he also has an MBA in General Management.

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Laura Mejia

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Laura has a B.Sc in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc in Project Management from UMECIT. Laura has more than 8 years of experience in the areas of cost and management of large infrastructure projects. Laura is a Consultant at Infrata, acting as project manager for highway and port concessions in Colombia and Peru. Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in Portuguese and English.

 

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Tatiana Chaparro

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Tatiana holds a degree in Civil Engineering and she is based in Bogotá, Colombia. Tatiana has more than 6 years of experience providing technical advice to lenders and sponsors of civil infrastructure projects in LatAm. As part of her professional experience, she has worked in Due Diligences and Construction monitoring for projects in Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. Tatiana is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Barnaby Stevens

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Barnaby is a consultant on the Aviation and Economics team at Infrata. He provides socio-economic analysis, traffic forecasting and due diligence services on a wide range of infrastructure projects globally. Prior to joining Infrata Barnaby worked as an Economist at Atkins. Barnaby has a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol.

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Gabriela Andrade

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Gabriela is a Consultant on the Lenders’ Technical Advisory team at Infrata. With over six years of experience, her professional career has focused in the infrastructure development sector, in construction planning and monitoring roles, as well as in loan due diligence for public infrastructure projects within a development finance institution.

Her qualifications include a Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. in Construction Management degrees, obtained at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Ecuador) and National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), respectively; she is currently a PhD Candidate at University College London. Gabriela is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Tatiana Bernal

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Tatiana holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a MSc degree in Infrastructure Systems, both from Universidad de los Andes. She has more than 7 years of experience on transport and infrastructure, mainly for the public sector in Colombia. Tatiana is fluent in English, French and Spanish as her native language.

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Marion B. Amadeo

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Marion is a consultant on the Aviation and Economics team at Infrata. She provides socioeconomic analysis, traffic and business plan due diligence and forecasting on a wide range of infrastructure projects worldwide. Marion holds a Masters in Economic Development and a Bachelors in Geography, both from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

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Alejandra Amigo

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Alejandra Amigo is a Consultant at Infrata. Alejandra has over three years of experience in roads and civil infrastructure. She undertakes technical due diligence and construction monitoring for clients in a variety of global projects. Alejandra is a Civil Engineer and holds a Master’s in Engineering for International Development from the University College London. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Carlos Barrera

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Carlos holds a B.Sc in Civil Engineering, postgraduate degree in Project Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with more than 15 years of experience on industrial infrastructure , mainly oil and gas projects in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. He has worked on risk management for PPP infrastructure projects, such as highways, airports, ports and railways at all stages. He has construction management and supervision experience on social infrastructure projects in Colombia.

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Camilla Sorrenti

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Camilla L. Sorrenti is an analyst at Infrata on the Aviation and Economics team. She conducts socioeconomic research and traffic analysis for clients on a variety of global infrastructure projects. Camilla holds a Master’s in Management from Imperial College Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy from City, University of London. During her studies, she assisted in research and business development Rosa & Roubini Associates ltd in London. She is a native Italian speaker and fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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Eric Montfort

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Eric Montfort is an analyst at Infrata on the Aviation and Economics team.  He conducts socioeconomic research and traffic analysis for clients on a variety of global infrastructure projects. Eric holds a Masters in Transport and Business Management from Imperial College London, and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering with focus on transport from École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État. During his studies, he did an internship as data analyst at SNCF Réseau in France, and he conducted a research project on air travel demand behaviour modelling in London. He is fluent in English, Spanish and he is a native French speaker.

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Paula Rodríguez

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Paula is an Environmental Engineer with over 5 years of experience. She has worked as an environmental coordinator for road infrastructure projects in Colombia, carrying out in-depth biotic, abiotic, and H&S assessments and management plans.

She has participated of due diligence and construction monitoring of various infrastructure projects, focusing on compliance reviews of Equator Principles, CAF Safeguards and IFC performance standards. 

Paula is specialized on Environmental Law and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Tourism Economics and Management.

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David Sanchez

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David holds a BSc on Civil Engineering with emphasis on road infrastructure. David started at Infrata as a university intern and currently supports the technical team in the due diligence and construction monitoring of the most emblematic projects in the country, among which are: Autopista al Mar II, Montes de Maria and Ruta del Cacao. David is fluent in English and Spanish as his native language.

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Theodor Thanopoulos

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Theodor Thanopoulos is an analyst at Infrata on the Aviation and Economics team. He provides socioeconomic analysis, traffic forecasting and due diligence services on a wide range of infrastructure projects globally. Theodor obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics from the University of Amsterdam. His postgraduate research specialized in Development Economics. He is a native speaker in Bulgarian, and fluent in English.

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Grace Hunley

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Grace is an Analyst at Infrata on the Aviation and Economics team. She provides socioeconomic analysis, traffic forecasting and due diligence services on a wide range of infrastructure projects globally. Grace holds a Master’s in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations with a regional specialism in Latin America from King’s College London. Grace speaks English and Spanish.

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Amar Cheema

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Amar heads up the Accounts team providing accurate and up-to-date financial information to the team and Directors.

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Melody manages our day to day finance assisting the head of finance providing accurate and up-to-date financial information to the team and Directors.