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I am a Managing Director and Head of Central America & Caribbean for the financial advisory division of Lazard.
We advise companies in general strategic and transaction-specific matters regarding domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, special committee assignments and joint ventures. I also advise companies in connection with raising debt, equity and hybrid capital.
As head of CenAm and Caribbean, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the region, responsible for key decisions in a wide range of sectors and fields of the business, including operations, marketing, business development, finance, and human resources, among others.
I am an independent board member for Copa Holdings S.A. (NYSE: CPA), a leading Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service. I also serve on the board of directors of Conservatorio, a Sustainable Luxury® real estate development company, and Grupo GEA, a family office with investments in multiple industry verticals. I previously served as an independent board member for a conglomerate of wholesale distribution operations for fragrances, cosmetics and skin care products, as well as a Panamanian chain of department stores in the mid-high range, a general license bank authorized to operate in Panama in the banking and trust business (fiduciaria), and various family office and private equity type investment vehicles.