Our agile and innovative team has funded more than 180 projects totaling nearly US$1.5 billion. CIFI (Parent of CIFI AM) is one of the few permanent local players across the region with a specialization in middle market infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The team diligently carries out the CIFI AM Investment Process, which outlines the necessary steps to identify sound investment opportunities that adhere to the Equator Principles and the IFC Perfomance Standards for sustainability.

CESAR CAÑEDO-ARGUELLES

Chief Executive Officer

  • 25 years of experience in finance, infrastructure and investment baking.
  • Appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2015, leanding the growth and expansion in the region.
  • Masters Degree in Economics & Financial, Management and Masters Degree in Finance.
  • Founding Member of CIFI.

JOSE SALAVERRIA

General Counsel

  • 25 years of experience in cross-border investment and infrastructure.
  • Juris Doctor, Master in International LAW (LLM), and Master in Business Adminitration.
  • Fouding Member of CIFI.

CARLAR CHIZMAR

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

  • 15 years of experience in environmental management and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Specialized in climate change, impact investment and renewable energy.
  • Masters in Environmental Sciences from Yale University.
  • 5 years with CIFI.

RAMON CANDIA

Chief Investment Officer

  • 20 years of work experience and specialized in infrastructure investments in multiple types of investment structures, both debt and equity.
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration from Purdue University.
  • 4 years with CIFI.

FABIO ARCINIEGAS

Chief Operating Officer

  • 25 years of experience in risk management in International and Multilateral Financial Institution Within Emerging Markets.
  • Civil Engineer and a PHD in Statics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
  • 4 years with CIFI.

RICARDO RICO FRANCO

AM & Investor Relations

  • 25 years of experience in asset management, capital markets, treasury operations and corporate finance in Latin America, USA and Asia.
  • Masters Degree in Finance and Business Administraction.
  • Recently joined CIFI.

JAVIER ESCORRIOLA

Managing Director CIFI AM

  • 26 years of experience investing in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, renewable energy, and financial sector.
  • Masters Degree in Economics of Money Banking and Finance from the University of Sheffield in the UK.
  • 16 years Board Chairmanship of CIFI

ESG

MARIA ALEJANDRA VEGA

Senior Environmental, Social and Governance Officer

VERONICA VILLACIS

Environmental, Social and Governance Officer

INVESTMENT

ANTONIO ARAÚZ

Investment Director

GUILLERMO SIERRA

Investment Director

NICOLAS GIANCOLA

Origination Manager

CLAUDIA DIAMANTI

Senior Portafolio Officer

LEGAL

JAVIER BALBONTÍN

Lead Counsel

MARTHA PASTOR

Corporate lawyer / In-house Counsel

CRISTINA DE ROUX

Project Attorney

CIRA UGAS

Project Attorney