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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

35

Major projects under construction or in operation

200

Infrastructure projects over last 5 years

$200bn

Value of transactions to date

30

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 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.

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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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Howard Fawcett

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Howard is based in our Bogotá office, from which he undertakes construction monitoring services on behalf of Lenders on an array of projects in LatAm and the US. Prior to working in Colombia, Howard was delivering technical due diligence on primary and secondary market transactions in Europe, North America, LatAm and Australasia.

 

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Pedro Pires

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

Pedro has developed a focus on the technical and commercial structure of PPP Projects. His strengths lie in cost modelling of Construction, OPEX and CAPEX models, as well as, technical reviews of Operations and Maintenance strategies. Pedro has worked on more than 50 transportation infrastructure deals worldwide, advising Lenders, rating agencies or investors.

Pedro hold’s a degree in Civil Engineering and has a background in structural design within the wind energy sector. 

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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 A. 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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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.

 

 

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Caroline Gayed

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Caroline Gayed is a consultant 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 a consultant 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 a consultant 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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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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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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Jesús Ciurana is one of our Consultants at Infrata bringing 7 plus years of experience in design and development of infrastructure projects. 

Currently based in Colombia, is providing support in the delivery of projects that Infrata has in South America. His experience includes advising authorities on privatisation initiatives and developing PPP projects in the MENA region.

Jesús 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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Aurélien Villevalois

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Aurélien is a Principal Consultant, with over 10 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Infrata, he held roles at easyJet for 7 years, both in Network Planning and Airport Procurement. His expertise primarily lies in network strategy, route development, airport economic regulation as well as airport and ground handling procurement.

In a previous role, he worked on a number of advisory and due diligence projects for airlines and airports worldwide, providing traffic forecasts and business plans for major private investors and financial institutions.

Aurélien is an Engineer from École Centrale de Nantes and holds an MSc in Airport Planning and Management from Cranfield University. He is native French speaker and fluent in English.

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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. 

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Tiago Palas

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Tiago Palas is a Technical Advisor with over 11 years of experience in the construction of major Infrastructure Projects, such as the following projects in London: Crossrail, Heathrow Terminal 2 and Tideway. His knowledge acquired throughout the different projects allows him to provide advisory services through technical and commercial due diligence and construction monitoring. Tiago is a native Portuguese speaker also fluent in English and Spanish.

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Sara Tawil

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Sara is an economic analyst on the Aviation team. She has experience performing socioeconomic analysis, traffic forecasting, and econometric modeling. Prior to joining Infrata, Sara worked in Financial and Valuation Due Diligence on a variety of projects at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds an MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Economics & Statistics from McGill University. She is a fluent English, Spanish, and Arabic speaker. 

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Laura Mejia

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Laura holds a Degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc Degree in Project Management by UMECIT. She has more than 5 years of experience in both costing and project management roles for major infrastructure projects. Laura is a native Spanish speaker and she is fluent in Portuguese and English.

 

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Monica Moncera

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With more than 8 years of experience in infrastructure and construction project management, Mónica is one of our Senior Consultants based in Bogotá. She holds a degree in Civil Engineer from Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería and two specializations in Project Management and in Road Infrastructure. Her strong experience dealing with all the stakeholders involved in the PPP model allows her to lead complex infrastructure projects in Colombia, Perú, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Among her language skills, Monica is fluent in English and a native Spanish speaker.

 

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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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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.

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Shivam Mair

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Shiv assists the Head of Finance to provide Infrata with the daily running and maintaining of financial information and financial reporting.

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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