José Zozaya has a degree in law from Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana and has pursued advanced studies in corporate and antitrust law at ITAM. He also participated in the Global Leadership Executive Program at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and took part in the Management Program for Lawyers at Yale University. He currently serves as CEO and chief representative of Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM). Prior to joining the KCSM management team, he was government relations and legal director for ExxonMobil Mexico.
Daniela Brandazza holds a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University and a Master’s in International Political Economy from Argentina’s Universidad de Belgrano, as well as adegree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s in Public Affairs from University of Texas at Austin. She currently heads the S&P team that rates Latin American local and regional governments, and is also member of the S&P Global Criteria Committee. Previously she worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank,and as international relations advisor for the Argentine government’s chief of staff.
Víctor Pavón-Villamayor has a doctorate in Economy from the University of Oxford and previously worked at the Brussels-based Law & Economics Consulting Group (LECG) and at Mexican telecom regulator Cofetel. Besides being general director of Canaero, he is executive president of Oxford Competition Economics, a consulting firm focused on economic antitrust regulation, and president of the Committee for Competition in Network Industries at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Mexico).
BenjamínMejía Ortiz has a Master’s in System, Safety and Security from the University of Southern California, as well as supply chain and strategic planning studies. Besides headingoperational safety atInterjet, he is the vice president of Mexico’s air transport chamber (Canaero). He has also headedsafety and operations at Mexicana de Aviación, and was risk VP at London-based insurer Marsh.
César Barrios is a geographer and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad Austral de Chile and a diploma in PPP management from Tecnológico de Monterrey university in Mexico. He has workedas a consultant on regional market research and urban and regional planningin Chile and Mexico. He previously held positions in Chile’s ministry of planning, Mexico’s Puebla state finance department and the Mexican development agency of southeastern state governments (FIDESUR).
José Julio Martínez is an engineer and architect from Mexico’s Instituto Politécnico Nacional and has a Master’s in coastal engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Previous positions include coordinator of nautical projects at Mexico’s tourism promotion fund (Fonatur), construction and maintenance manager at Fonatur Los Cabos, and CEO at Marinas JMH S.A.
Guillermo Moreno is a civil engineer from Mexico’s Universidad La Salle and has postgraduate studies in administration and finance from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He was founding president of Mexico’s technical audit institute (IMAT) and member of the Mexican construction chamber (CMIC), national chamber of consultancies (CNEC) and association of civil engineers (CICM).
Luis Zárate is a civil engineer from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has taken continuing education management courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Besides being executive VP of EmpresasICA, he is a professor at UNAM’s engineering school and heads Mexico’s construction chamber (CMIC), where he was previously an adviser and institutional relations VP.
Naoll Mary is a water and environment engineer with a degree in international finance, and is responsible for Latin America at FCC Aqualia, the water unit of Spanish construction group FCC. He has over 20 years of experience in water programs across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, working with multilateral and government agencies such as the WB, IDB, EU and the UN to develop an integrated water management approach. He is a director of the board and executive committee member of two water aqueduct concessions in Querétaro and San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and responsible for business development in Latin America.
Santiago Varela Ullastres holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master’s in Power Business from Icade and the Spanish Institute for Energy. With over 18 years of experience in implementing and carrying out infrastructure concessions projects, he served as managing director of Cointer, the concessions division of Azvi Group, and worked in the concessions unit and business development department at Grupo Ferrovial.
Ricardo Díaz de León, who holds a Master’s in business corporate law, works with the infrastructure and mining sector at the ProMéxico public trust, which is part of the economy ministry. During his career in the public and private sectors, he has guided, advised and coordinated several infrastructure development projects. His work seeks to promote opportunities arising from the country’s national infrastructure plan, mainly through public private partnerships.
Juan Carlos Villa holds a MS degree in Transport Studies from Cranfield Universiry in England and has more than 30 years of professional experience in research, consulting and engineering projects in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and other Latin American counties. For the last 13 years, he has performed research activities at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and currently is managing TTI’s office in Mexico City.