Mexico’s first investment trust in energy and infrastructure specialized in the electric sector (Fideicomiso CIB/2919, CFE FIBRA E) has solid corporate governance mechanisms in order to: 1) provide stability to investors of CFE Fibra E with respect to the risks represented by unilateral decisions that could affect it, and 2) align interests of its participants, including investors. The Technical Committee is composed by a majority of independent members with a vast professional experience in key areas such as energy, public and private finance, and infrastructure, among others.
Leopoldo has over 27 years of experience in investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, financial restructuring, placement of public and private debt issuances, and capital placements. He has acted as advisor to multiple companies, both local and international, among which the following can be enumerated: Pinebridge Investments, Grupo Pegaso, SURA, Neology, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Media Products, CI Banco, Arcelor Mittal, Afore XXI, Prudential Financial, Alta Growth Capital, Henkel KGaA, Nacional Financiera, Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, S.N.C. (BANOBRAS), Lockheed Martin, General Electric, General Motors Electro-Motive Division, Grupo ICA, Mexichem and Corporación Scribe. Currently, he is partner and Director at Fimecap S.A. de C.V. and previously occupied the positions of Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance/M&A at The Royal Bank of Scotland in Mexico. He was also Head of Client Coverage at ABN AMRO Mexico, and partner and Director at Serficor S.A. de C.V. Additionally, he has participated in the Board of Directors of the following companies: Afore XXI, Car Mart (a subsidiary of the Lo-Jack Corporation), Alta Growth Capital, International Network of M&A Partners, Association of International Corporate Advisors and Club de Golf Chapultepec.
Xavier has occupied the positions of Country Manager at SURA Mexico (an international financial group) and Afore SURA Mexico’s CEO, as well as Afore ING’s CEO. At ING Seguros Comercial América (an insurance firm), he was Vice-president and has occupied other top management positions, both in Mexico and in New York. In the financial group GBM/Banco del Atlántico he acted as Vice-president of Corporate Financing and at Bank of America was Vice-president of Corporate Finance. Currently, he is a partner in AEI Inversiones, and founder and partner of Visiting Angels. Xavier is also an independent board member in various financial institutions, Afore Banamex (a subsidiary of Citigroup-Banamex in Mexico) among them. He has also been a professor of Financial Institutions and Markets at the prestigious Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), where he graduated as CPA. He has an MBA by the United Kingdom’s Durham University.
Mauricio has an Economics degree by the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), 1976, as well as a Master’s degree in Economics by The University of Chicago, 1978, where he is candidate for a Doctorate degree, also in Economics, in 1979.
During his professional career he has served both in the public and private sectors. From 2003 to 2006 he collaborated with the North American Development Bank as Deputy Director of Technical Assistance and Training.
During the 1990-2003 period he served as partner and Projects Director, and later as CEO, of GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados, a company dedicated to consulting, and economics and political analysis in Mexico.
Between 1989 and 1990 he acted as Finance Coordinator of Banco Mexicano Somex (a financial group) , where he also acted as member of the investments committee in several of its investment societies, and as a counselor of the foreign exchange firm Cambiomex, Casa de Cambio.
From 1983 to 1988 he worked for Mexico’s Finance Ministry (SHCP) as Director of Economic Research, Director of Economic Policy, and Director of Financial Policy of SHCP’s Finance Planning Directorate. Previously, from 1979 to 1983, he served as an economist in Banamex’s Economic Studies department, and was a member of the CEESP’s Technical Advising Council (Economic Studies Center of the Private Sector in Mexico).
Mauricio has also been coordinator of ITAM’s Department of Administration’s finance area, from 1979 to 1980, and professor of different subjects in this institution. Additionally, he has taught a variety of courses in several higher education colleges in Mexico (CEMLA, INAP, UIA and UMI).
Furthermore, he participates as counselor in the food product company Grupo Corvi, in the financial institutions Valores Finamex, Seguros Tepeyac, IXE’s investment committee, and in Nafin’s Mexico City consulting committee . Likewise, he is a former counselor of financial groups such as Banca Promex, Afore Santander and Bancomext’s (Mexico’s Eximbank peer) risk committee. Finally, he is an editorialist in the business section of the wide circulation Reforma newspaper, and a contributor in the business sections of two TV channels (Canal 11 and Foro TV).
(Corporate Director of Finance at Comisión Federal de Electricidad)
Jorge was General Deputy Director of Deposits at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance (SHCP). He has ample experience in finance, and has served in various roles in the Investment Banking areas of Barclay’s Bank and Credit Suisse. He has a degree in Finance from the University of Texas and a MBA from The Harvard Business School.
(CEO of Productive Subsidiary Enterprise CFE Transmisión)
Noé joined Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in 1976 as a project supervisor. From then on, he has occupied several positions in CFE as Director of Transmission and Transformation of the Northeast area and Subdirector of Transmission. He has an Engineering degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Systems by the Superior Studies Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM).