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Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than 15 years of direct experience in credit analysis, bankruptcy investing, restructurings, private equity and rescue finance.
Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was responsible for energy and international portfolios and led the restructuring efforts at Plainfield Asset Management. His previous experience also includes origination, negotiation and execution of transactions in almost 20 jurisdictions on ad hoc and official creditor committees. His expertise includes restructurings and debt to equity conversions, identifying and evaluating distressed and deep value opportunities and determining the effects of restructurings, corporate events and litigation on the value of securities.
Adi J. Blum is a Managing Director of the BlackRock Real Assets group within BlackRock Alternative Investors. Mr. Blum is responsible for investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the energy infrastructure sector.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2017, Mr. Blum was a Managing Director on the Energy Infrastructure team at First Reserve. Prior to joining First Reserve in 2011, Mr. Blum was a Vice President at High Road Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. Prior to High Road Capital Partners, he was an Associate in Citigroup Markets & Banking’s Mergers & Acquisitions group.
Mr. Blum earned a B.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in 2000 and an M.B.A. from New York University, Stern School of Business in 2006.
Deborah serves as EY’s Americas Industry Leader and also Americas Oil and Gas leader. Deborah previously was the Houston Office Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the EY Americas Oil & Gas Tax Group and the Transactions Advisory Group in the Southwest Region where she focused on Energy transactions.
Deborah is a member of the Americas Markets Executive Committee and leads our Industry Markets leaders across our Americas region. Her core responsibilities include setting strategic growth goals informed by economic and industry trends in each of the key market sectors, advising the EY executive board to shape near term and long term investment decisions on resources and technology solutions, and recruiting and developing leadership talent for client serving teams.
Deborah continues to directly serve clients in strategic transactions and has significant experience working with US and non-US based global firms, private equity funds, and sovereign wealth funds. With over 30 years of experience, she is also highly versed in cross border transactions, reviewing tax and economic considerations in transactions involving complex Joint Ventures and corporate structuring projects, including initial review related to proof of concept, tax modeling, and structuring and execution of initial IPO, and a deep knowledge in tax and economic issues surrounding development of gas shale reserves in North America, Global LNG development projects and the impact of these developments on the Power sector.
Deborah is a frequent speaker (and writer) on oil and gas industry issues, as well as on the the challenges in our new era of energy transition. Deborah has been published and/or has appeared in Oil and Gas Investor, Oil & Gas Journal, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Platts, Forbes, Bloomberg, Fox News, New York Times, Houston Chronicle’s FuelFix, the Houston Business Journal, Oil & Gas Monitor, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and others.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University. Deborah is a member of the AICPA and Texas Society of CPAs and is licensed in Texas. Deborah is also on the Board of Directors of Baker Ripley, Advisory Council member for the Bi-lateral Chamber and was previously a Board member of United Way and Greater Houston Partnership.
Mario Fernandez is the Head of Latin American Energy Principal Investments at Macquarie Capital. He has over 10 years of experience in project development, structuring, and financing. His most recent experience includes, successfully leading the restructuring, acquisition, and financing for the Norte III CCGT plant in Mexico. Having raised both equity and US$700m+ in project financing from 10 international financial institutions for the project. Previously, he was the CFO for Trafigura’s US$900m+ Colombia Fluvial Logistics System project, leading the structuring and financing of $450m of fluvial equipment for the project. Mario led and structured the financing with the participation of 12 international, regional and local banks.
Tony Gordon is involved in all aspects of AVAIO’s investment and operational activities. Mr. Gordon represents AVAIO as a board member of Mexico Pacific Limited, LLC.
Mr. Gordon has over 30 years of experience investing in real assets, having built global platform investment vehicles targeted at power; midstream; oil field services; clean coal; emissions risk management; and renewables.
Mr Gordon's focus areas include Energy, Water and ESG
Leonardo Hernandez, Director at Marathon Capital, has over 15 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience focused on the energy sector and Latin America. Throughout his career, Mr. Hernandez has successfully completed M&A and financing transactions totaling over $18 billion in value.
Alejandro Olivo heads the Sub-Sovereign, Project and Utilities teams of analysts covering the sector’s issuers in Latin America. Prior responsibilities in Moody’s include managing the activities of Moody’s Sub-Sovereign franchise in Latin America and Canada. Prior to Moody’s, Alejandro held increasingly senior positions at both the government and the private sector. In the public sector, Alejandro served as CFO of Financiera Rural, Mexico’s rural development bank, Deputy Director of Technical Assistance at Banobras and Treasurer of the Government of Mexico City. In the private sector, Alejandro worked for Société Générale as a Senior Relationship Banker covering Latin American clients from New York and, prior to that, as the bank’s Risk Economist for Latin America based in Paris. Alejandro holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Mario is a Director with AV&Co., where he has worked since 2006. His areas of expertise include business, sales and marketing strategy development, and operations planning and optimization.
Mario is an expert in the telecommunications and technology space, with a special focus on the wireless sector and all its value chain. His recent work for clients includes developing marketing and sales strategies for domestic and international telecommunications providers for both consumers and businesses, restructuring and increasing the value of existing commercial operations, supporting private investors with transactions, and developing new business models to bring emerging technologies like M2M and OTT Video to market. Mario’s project experience includes leading numerous engagements in North America, Latin America and Europe.
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos is a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects practice group at Hogan Lovells. For more than 25 years, he has advised clients on complex project financing transactions, various model infrastructure contracts, corporate finance, and debt issuances. Gonzalo has represented state-owned and private investors in the transport, energy, and oil and gas sectors in Latin America, as well as in the United States. He is currently advising ProInversión in Peru on the drafting of a standard PPP contract and has served as counsel on large infrastructure projects in Latin America. He is also active in international arbitration and has represented energy clients and a sovereign state, both commercial and investor-state. Gonzalo is fluent in Spanish, French, and English, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Venezuela.
Partner of Demarest’s Infrastructure area, Paloma Valéria Martins Lima has Bachelor’s Degree in Law by Largo São Francisco’s Law School (USP) and has specialization in Corporate Governance by Stanford University (USA). She has regulatory and contractual expertise in large-scale infrastructure projects related to various sectors, including energy, oil and gas, shipyards and transportation (subway, railways, highways, ports and airports). She also has broad experience with financial institutions, multilateral organizations, investors and large companies working, performing her works mainly in project finance and structured operations.