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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

20

Active countries

10

Working languages

30

Major projects under construction or in operation

200

Infrastructure projects over last 5 years

$100bn

Value of transactions to date

20

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 former directors and senior managers of URS Scott Wilson’s project finance advisory team. As you’ll see, we’ve also made a few valuable additions.

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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.

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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 15 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.

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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 10 years experience in the construction industry in Colombia and the UK.  He has previously been involved in project management as an independent consultant specialising in environmental and risk management areas.

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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.

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Eimear Connery

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Eimear Connery is a Technical Advisor 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 12 years’ experience working on major infrastructure projects worldwide, serving in both design and technical advisory roles.

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Andrew D’Souza

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Andrew D’Souza is a senior economist with experience throughout infrastructure project planning and operational phases. He has conducted assessments for various stakeholders, including governments, planning agencies, investors, sponsors, operators, commercial lenders, development banks, and industry groups.

Andrew’s projects have covered traffic and revenue projections, catchment area assessments, market studies, master plans, and cost benefit analyses. These projects have spanned all six inhabited continents, and have covered deliverables in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Howard Fawcett

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Howard Fawcett’s civil engineering background has enabled him to advise both sponsors and lenders on a variety of transactions across Europe, Latin America, and the US.

Notable recent experience includes leading the technical delivery of three 4G highway acquisitions in Colombia, and providing lenders’ technical advisory services on several high-profile availability-based projects.

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Pedro Pires

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Pedro Pires is one of Infrata’s Principal Consultants. His vast experience includes advising lenders and investors in transportation infrastructure projects across Europe, North America, and South America.

Pedro is a Structural Engineer, with more than four years’ experience in the industry. As well as providing technical advice, Pedro carries out design, technical due diligence, construction and operations monitoring, and lifecycle reviews on behalf of rating agencies and lenders.

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Jerome Santos

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Jerome Santos is a Managing Consultant with more than ten years of London-based experience in design, construction management, and scheduling. Jerome’s most recent experience consists of advising lenders and rating agencies on a wide range of PPPs and concessions, at technical, contractual, and commercial levels.

Jerome’s portfolio of technical due diligence and construction monitoring projects covers road, rail, fluvial transportation, and waterways, spanning numerous continents. He is a fluent speaker of French, Portuguese, and 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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Pedro Sousa

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Pedro Sousa is a skilled Technical Advisor and Civil Engineer, with experience in transactions across both rail and road sectors. He has a proven track record advising lenders and investors in Europe, North America, and South America.

Throughout his 13+ years in industry, Pedro has performed leading roles in some of Europe’s most challenging infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail in London, and the High Speed Line tunnel in Barcelona.

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Dion Zumbrink

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Dion Zumbrink is an Airport Specialist at Infrata, with extensive experience on projects ranging from masterplanning to traffic forecasting and business planning. He has acted on numerous major airport transactions, advising sponsors, vendors and lenders.

Dion holds an MSc Degree in Airport Planning and Management from Cranfield University.

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Sarah Anderson

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Sarah provides Infrata with effective, discreet and confidential support and assists in the smooth running of the office benefiting the team members.         

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Antonio Moya

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Antonio Moya is a Consultant with the lTA Team at Infrata and is a Spanish national with fluent English.

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Nicole Bi

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With a passion in Infrastructure and Transportation, Nicole moved from Canada to the UK to join Infrata.  Nicole utilises her knowledge and experience in Public-Private-Partnership projects to provide technical and commercial due diligence and also to support construction / operation monitoring reviews on global transportation projects. 

Nicole graduated from the University of Toronto with a background in Civil Engineering.  Nicole is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Caroline Gayed

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Caroline Gayed is an Analyst providing technical and commercial due diligence services and support to construction and operation monitoring. Caroline has delivered economic assessments, traffic and business plan studies and technical review for a variety of global infrastructure projects. Caroline is an Engineer from École des Ponts et Chaussées and holds an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in English and is a native French speaker.

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Francisco Alcazar

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Francisco is one of our consultants. He has delivered technical and commercial due diligence for a diverse range of projects worldwide including roads, railways and social infrastructure. 

Francisco is a native Spanish speaker and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with specialties in civil infrastructure, transports and urban services. 

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Raj Majithia

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Raj is an Analyst within Infrata’s aviation team. Raj has delivered economic assessments, traffic and revenue forecasts, and commercial analysis for a variety of infrastructure projects. His specialties include financial modelling, traffic forecasting and econometrics. Raj holds an MSc from The London School of Economics. 


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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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Eleana Toliou

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Eleana is an Analyst within Infrata’s Traffic & Revenue and Aviation teams. She has a background in economics and development from the London School of Economics and delivers economic assessments, traffic and revenue forecasts as well as commercial analysis for global transport infrastructure projects. 

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Salvador Ramon Benitez

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Salvador utilises his knowledge and experience to provide advisory services through technical and commercial due diligence and construction monitoring. He brings 4 plus years of experience in design and construction of infrastructure projects.

Salvador graduated with an Integrated Master’s (MEng) in Civil Engineering and is fluent in Spanish and English, allowing him to work in multiple markets worldwide.

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Luca Benedini

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Luca Benedini is a managing consultant with 20 plus years of experience in the Transport and Energy Infrastructure sectors. 

He has substantial experience in supporting toll road concessions transactions, offering traffic and revenue advisory services. Luca has worked on various types of tolled infrastructures (roads, bridges, express lanes) both as brown and green field. He has worked for developers, investors and banks across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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.

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Alberto Palma

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Alberto Palma is a Consultant providing technical and commercial due diligence and support to construction and operation monitoring reviews. Alberto is a Civil Engineer with more than 6 years of experience in both design and technical advisory roles for major building and infrastructure projects. Alberto is fluent in English and is a native Italian speaker.tails and photo to follow

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Ivan Sacco

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Ivan Sacco is a Consultant and provides technical advisory services on behalf of lenders and investors.

He is a Civil Engineer with over 12 years of experience working in relevant transportation projects and utilises his knowledge to aggregate value to the Infrata’s team. 

Ivan is fluent in English and Spanish and is a native Portuguese speaker, giving the ability to work in markets worldwide.

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Jesus Ciurana

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Jesus Ciurana is one of our Consultants at Infrata bringing 6 plus years of experience in design and development of infrastructure projects. His experience includes advising authorities on privatisation initiatives and developing PPP projects in the MENA region. Jesus holds a 5-year degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia and an MSc Degree in Water Management from Cranfield University. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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Connor Doolittle

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Connor Doolittle is an Economics Analyst at Infrata. Connor uses his knowledge of econometric and statistical analysis to provide due diligence on global transportation infrastructure projects. Connor holds a BSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and speaks English and Spanish.