PROGRAM /// DAY 1
28 June 2018
 
 

There will be simultaneous ENG-SPA translation available during the entire conference.

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Session 1: Plenary Opening
Drivers, barriers and outlook for Latin America’s solar PV segments
08:00 - Welcome coffee & registration

09:15 - Opening words of the conference chairman
09:30 - Developments and Trends in Latin American PV Markets
  • • How much solar PV is installed in LAC and what’s the outlook?
  • • Which countries take the lead towards a solar future?
  • • What macro developments are expected to influence the further growth of solar PV in LAC?
MANAN PARIKH /// ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS - GTM RESEARCH
Manan Parikh is a Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH
09:50 - Panel: LAC’s solar markets through the eyes of experts
  • • Different perspectives of asset owners and investors
  • • Is solar PV in LAC mature enough for large-scale commercial funding?
  • • What’s the role of DFI’s and Multilaterals in this maturing market?
CARLOS VIANA /// PARTNER - WHITE & CASE
A short bio will follow soon...
MODERATOR
CARLOS VIANA
PARTNER /// WHITE & CASE
CORALIE CARRIER-CLERAMBAULT /// HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT - THESAN
Mrs Coralie Carrier-Clerambault is currently Head of Development at Thesan USA Corp., where she is responsible for implementing growth strategies for Latin America and strengthening the Company’s presence in this region. She has been involved in solar energy since 2011, exploring more than 30 countries around the world.
CORALIE CARRIER-CLERAMBAULT
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT /// THESAN
CARLOS BARRERA /// CEO - ATLAS
Carlos 'Ucho' Barrera is the CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy since 2017.
Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, ‘Ucho’ worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed.
Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid.
Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
CARLOS BARRERA
CEO /// ATLAS
CLEM BIBO /// SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER - FMO
Clem Bibo, Senior Investment Officer at the Energy Department of FMO has been involved with the successful closing of a significant number of renewable energy project financing transactions in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Before joining FMO in 2005, Clem was seconded to the United Nations ESCAP in Thailand and United Nations ECLAC in Trinidad & Tobago, and he worked as VP and Risk Manager at Nomura, the Indonesian Overseas Bank and Rabobank. Clem graduated in 1989 in applied econometrics at the University of Amsterdam.
CLEM BIBO
SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER /// FMO
10:30 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Session 2: Policy
How is solar PV development in LatAm supported by the policies?
11:15 - Which (new) policies enable/hinder the growth of solar PV?
  • • Addressing best practices in the policy landscape in LAC
  • • In the slipstream of the best practices: which countries are making fundamental changes to their policies?
  • • Which policies are hindering solar developments?
CECILIA AGUILLON /// DIRECTOR ENERGY TRANSITION INITIATIVE PROGRAM - INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS
Cecilia Aguillon is the Director of the Energy Transition Initiative Program at the Institute of the Americas, an impartial and independent non-profit organization promoting dialogue and collaboration across the Western Hemisphere to foster sound public policies and to advance sustainable inclusive economic growth and prosperity. She enables public-private dialogues to develop sustainable renewable energy markets. Cecilia worked at Kyocera Solar, Inc. in California on Business Development and Government Relations for 18 years. She worked with policy makers on designing solar energy programs and renewable portfolio standards for implementation across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. She developed these initiatives in cooperation with several trade associations throughout the United States. She served on the board of the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CalSEIA) and participated in the design and implementation of the California Solar Initiative. She is currently on the board of the Climate Action Campaign working to implement sustainable energy programs for San Diego, California.
CECILIA AGUILLON
DIRECTOR ENERGY TRANSITION INITIATIVE PROGRAM /// INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS
11:45 - Panel: Cross-pollination of policies
  • • Policy makers in discussion with different market actors
  • • Comparing policies on solar PV projects in various markets in LAC
  • • Reaching “cross-pollination” by sharing best practices
CARLOS ST. JAMES /// DIRECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT - WOOD GROUP CLEAN ENERGY
Carlos St. James is the Director of Strategic Development at Wood Group Clean Energy (formerly SgurrEnergy), an independent engineering firm focused on renewable energy, and is the publisher of the Latin American Energy Review. He is a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and was elected its first president, 2012-2014.
MODERATOR
CARLOS ST. JAMES
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT /// WOOD GROUP CLEAN ENERGY
CESAR HERNANDEZ /// HEAD PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - COFECE
César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Head of the Planning, Institutional Relations and International Affairs Unit at the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) on December 1st, 2017. Prior to this designation, he served as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and has occupied several important roles within the Mexican Public Administration, such as Head of the Legal Affairs Unit in the same Ministry and Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a Master of Laws from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a PhD in Law from UNAM.
CESAR HERNANDEZ
HEAD PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS /// COFECE
ELIO MULLER /// CEO - SOLAR AXIOM INVEST
In 1997, Mr. Muller formed Muller Group International (MGI), an international business consulting firm focusing on business development, project development, joint ventures, project financing and legal consulting in Latin America, and Spain. Under Mr. Muller’s direction, MGI has led the creation of several power development companies and projects throughout Latin America and the United States. In addition to its power development consulting business, MGI has served clients in the areas of Cross-border International Finance and more recently in alternative energy. Mr. Muller served on assignment to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC in Washington D.C. as the Investment Development Manager for Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Muller was responsible for business development in the region.
Elio Muller is Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Axiom (SAX). SAX is focused on the development and ownership of small commercial solar energy production facilities in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. SAX is a pioneer “Build-Own-Operate” developer of small renewable energy facilities in the region. SAX is created and operated as a Benefits Corporation.
ELIO MULLER
CEO /// SOLAR AXIOM
BRUNO CABÚS MÜLLER /// POWER SECTOR MANAGER - BNDES
Bruno Cabús Müller is a manager at BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank), therefore leading one team currently responsible for analyzing projects at BNDES’s Electricity Division. He has economics bachelor and master degrees at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), respectively. Prior to BNDES he worked in a investment bank, as well as in the brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) as an investment fund analyst.
BRUNO CABÚS MÜLLER
POWER SECTOR MANAGER /// BNDES
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH /// NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY - MINEM
Esteban Pérez Andrich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina).
He has more than 10 years of experience in macroeconomic analysis and 15 years of experience in the Building sector, particularly, in the development of energy and oil and gas projects.
Nowadays, he is the National Director for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina. His main responsibility is to promote the development of high capacity renewable energy projects, as those ones to be developed under the framework of the RenovAr Program, and the projects governed by the RREE Corporate Agreements Legal Framework.
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH
NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY /// MINEM
12:45 - NETWORKING LUNCH

Session 3A: Institutional Funding
How to get funding from institutional parties?

14:15 - Institutional Funding
  • • Various financial institutions explaining their take on LAC’s solar PV market
  • • What do developers have to do in order to mitigate the risks related to solar PV projects
  • • What role can DFI’s/Multilaterals play to reduce risks
SCOTT NAIDECH /// PARTNER - WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
Scott Naidech has extensive experience representing US and non-US private fund sponsors in the structuring, establishment, and operation of their private funds. His clients include investment advisers and alternative asset managers based in the US and across the globe, with a particular emphasis on Latin America and other emerging markets. He also regularly represents institutional investors and family offices on their investments in private funds, and asset managers and investment advisers on their regulatory and compliance needs. Scott is continually ranked by Chambers USA as a Noted Practitioner in Investment Funds and Private Equity: Fund Formation Nationwide, The Best Lawyers in America for Private Funds and Hedge Funds Law, and The Legal 500 USA as a Leading Lawyer for Private Equity Funds.
MODERATOR
SCOTT NAIDECH
PARTNER /// WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
RICHARD CARRELL /// SENIOR VP - PRUDENTIAL
Richard Carrell is a Senior Vice President in Prudential Capital Group's Energy Finance Group: Power, located in Dallas. He leads a team responsible for marketing, originating and managing investments in structured and corporate finance for electric utilities, power cooperatives and power projects based in the Southeast U.S. and in Latin America. Richard joined Prudential in 2004.

Richard received a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
RICHARD CARRELL
SENIOR VP /// PRUDENTIAL
PATRICK D’ADDARIO /// PRESIDENT & FOUNDING DIRECTOR - FIORELLO H. LAGUARDIA FOUNDATION (LGF)
Patrick D’Addario is President and a founding Director of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation (LGF), whose mission is to continue the legacy of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia as an international humanitarian and to perpetuate his One World vision. LGF programs foster community-based development and technology transfer for sustainable agriculture, for improved access to water, and for renewable energy infrastructures. LGF also promotes health, education and academic exchange.

Mr. D’Addario has had more than 30 years of experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy project identification, development, prepration, finance and commercialization in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. He is currently serving, through S3IDF, as Project Finance Specialist for the USG Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America, which is providing US 20 million in grants for clean energy project development. He is also Team Leader of EU projects to develop partial risk guarantees for grid-tied renewables in Sub-Saharan Africa and to design a program to use PVs to electrify 1000 schools and health facilities in The Gambia.
PATRICK D’ADDARIO
PRESIDENT & FOUNDING DIRECTOR /// FIORELLO H. LAGUARDIA FOUNDATION (LGF)
OLGA LUCÍA DE NARVAEZ /// LEAD INVESTMENT OFFICER - IDB INVEST
Olga Lucía De Narvaez is a Lead Investment Officer of the Infrastructure & Energy Division at IDB Invest, the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group. An economist with a master’s degree from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, she also holds a master’s in finance and investment from England’s Exeter University. She has 20 years of professional experience in the origination, structuring and implementation of infrastructure, energy and corporate deals in Latin America. Before joining the IDB Group she served as director of the Capital Market and Debt Department of BBVA Colombia S.A.
OLGA LUCÍA DE NARVAEZ
LEAD INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IDB INVEST

Session 3B: Special case: Solar PV on Islands
Focus on solar development in the Caribbean

14:15 - Status and outlook for solar PV in the Caribbean
  • • Utility-scale projects, C&I, Micro-grids and Off-grid solar PV
  • • How to deal with natural disasters like hurricanes
  • • Best practices in the region
DR. ROLAND CLARKE /// COLLABORATOR - REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
Dr. Roland R Clarke is a seasoned energy and utility analyst with more than 30 years’ experience in renewable energy investment analysis, electric utility planning, demand side management, energy efficiency and energy policy. He has been in private practice in his native Barbados since May 2008, and prior to that was a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Diplomat and Project Manager of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme, CREDP (2002-08).
MODERATOR
DR. ROLAND CLARKE
COLLABORATOR /// REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
FERNANDO ZUNIGA /// DIRECTOR CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - MPC RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Fernando Zúñiga is Director for Central America and the Caribbean at MPC Renewable Energies, subsidiary of MPC Capital an asset and investment manager in the fields of real estate, shipping and infrastructure, which manages over €6.0bn in alternative investments.
Fernando has over 10 years of international experience as technical & financial advisor, investment analyst, project & business developer of large-scale renewable energy projects in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Fernando holds a Master of Science in Renewable Energies from Oldenburg University in Germany and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
FERNANDO ZUNIGA
DIRECTOR CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN /// MPC RENEWABLE ENERGIES
FERNANDO ALVARADO /// CEO & PRESIDENT - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA
Development Investment Banker with 25 years of international credit and investment experience and 15 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean for more than $100MM consisting of more than 40 investments. His financial, credit and investment experience includes working with financing from IFC, IDB, Citibank, Finnfund, BIO, Triodos, CABEI, MIF, and several commercial banks in Central America. He serves in the Board of Veragua Foundation of Costa Rica and as Advisor of Cleantech Methods of the US, a consortium that develops, incubates, invests and Works on policy of clean energies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica. His passions include diving (PADI Rescue Diver) and mountain biking.
FERNANDO ALVARADO
CEO & PRESIDENT /// SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA
ANGELLA RAINFORD /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - REKAMNIAR FRONTIER VENTURES
Angella Rainford is the Managing Director of Rekamniar Frontier Ventures (Rekamniar) which develops businesses in emerging markets. She is also the Founder and a Director of the Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC) which was been awarded 37MW solar PV in Jamaica. EREC is a joint venture between Rekamniar and the French IPP, Neoen International. Prior to founding Rekamniar, Angella worked at Goldman Sachs in the Merchant Banking Division (Principal Investment Area) in London and New York. While at Goldman, she worked on corporate and infrastructure private equity transactions. She began her career at McKinsey & Company in New York, advising Fortune 100 clients on business strategy.

She served as an advisor on power and energy investment in Africa to Helios Investment Partners, a $3.0bn private equity fund. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for GK Capital Management, the financial advisory and investment arm of the Grace Kennedy Group and JN Money Services, a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Building Society.

Angella holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She also graduated with a BA (magna cum laude) in Government from Harvard College.
ANGELLA RAINFORD
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// REKAMNIAR FRONTIER VENTURES
GEMEL SOBERS /// DIRECTOR, CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING - FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK (CAYMAN)
Gemel started his regional banking career in 2004 with FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd as Associate Director, Capital Markets, and has worked on large, corporate and infrastructure financings in sectors that include airports, ports and energy throughout the Caribbean region. In his current role, Gemel has also been involved in the structuring and financing of renewable energy projects including both utility scale solar and commercial scale solar projects. Gemel led the CIBC FirstCaribbean team that executed the financing of the first utility scale solar project on Grand Cayman, a transaction that won the award for “Best Project Financing” at the 2017 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF). Prior to joining CIBC FirstCaribbean, Gemel was based in Toronto where he worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with Bank of Montreal in their Corporate and Investment Banking division and also as a Strategy Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their Toronto Financial Services practice.

Gemel holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Western Ontario, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
GEMEL SOBERS
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING /// FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK (CAYMAN)
15:30 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Session 4A: Tendering projects in big markets
Solar developments in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile

16:15 - Various states of Solar PV in LatAm’s big 4
  • • All eyes on Mexico: big developments following the tenders
  • • Brazil: sleeping giant is re-awakening?
  • • Chile: Will new transmission lines further boost LatAm’s biggest solar market?
  • • Argentina: Privately financing RenovAr’s projects
MATHIAS MÖHRPAHL /// DIRECTOR - FICUS CAPITAL
Mathias Möhrpahl has more than 8 years experience in the LATAM & international financial and consulting sector. For the last years, he has been working at Ficus Capital, one of the leading pure focus investment banking boutiques in the Southern cone of Latin America, with full transaction execution and project development capabilities in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and other LATAM countries. He has worked on and lead several transactions in the renewable energy, food & beverage, transport and financial service sector in countries such as Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.
Currently, he is strongly involved in renewable energy deal structurings and project developments in Argentina, where Ficus Capital has recently established a new office.
Prior to that, Mathias Möhrpahl has acted as Director for Asset Management and Financial Institutions with a principle focus on the identification and the funding of different investments as well as managing the operations and the cross-border information flows and decision making processes, mostly between German and Nordic institutions and their subsidiaries in Chile.
Mathias holds a MSc. in Economics from the University of London, UK and has studied Economics in Cologne and Kiel, Germany.
MODERATOR
MATHIAS MÖHRPAHL
DIRECTOR /// FICUS CAPITAL
MAURICIO BARRETO /// COUNTRY MANAGER MEXICO - ENEL GREEN POWER
He has more than 10 years of experience in companies in the energy sector. He has served as Finance Director for Mexico and Central America of Enel Green Power, in the generation of clean energies.
- During this time, he was in charge of the financial management of 18 power plants from renewable sources. He was a member of the regional sales and collection committees and led the management, control and supervision of EGP's financial activities.

He also collaborated with Électricité de France (EDF) in Mexico as Planning and Control Director, where he was responsible for the implementation and elaboration of financial models, as well as the administration of three hydroelectric plants. He holds a Master's degree in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. In addition, he obtained the title of Economist granted by Universidad de San Buenaventura, of Santiago de Cali, Colombia.
MAURICIO BARRETO
COUNTRY MANAGER MEXICO /// ENEL GREEN POWER
MIGUEL LOBO /// GENERAL MANAGER LATAM - MARTIFER RENEWABLES
Miguel initiated his career at Gamesa Energia Portugal, the development arm of Gamesa Group.
In 2009 he started at Martifer Renewables as Executive Director in USA. In 2011 he moved to Brazil where he became Martifer Renewables Director. In 2016, he became General Manager of Martifer Latam. Currently, Martifer Renewables has presence in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
Throughout his career, he oversaw the construction of approximately 500MW in Europe and Brazil and sold over 1500GW in M&A.
Miguel is an Electrical Engineer with a Postgraduate in Renewable Energy by UPorto, Portugal, and a MBA by IESE Business School.
MIGUEL LOBO
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM /// MARTIFER RENEWABLES
TOMAS CORDOBA /// FINANCE MANAGER - 360 ENERGY
Tomas has been Finance Manager at 360 Energy since March 2017. Previously, he had served in the same position in Genneia, which he joined in 2010. Before that he worked as Associate in Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, the largest law firm in Argentina, which he joined in 2002. He graduated as a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires. In his professional career he has participated in the debt restructuring in the public and banking market for more than a billion US dollars, including financing the first utility scale RE projects (wind and solar) in Argentina.
TOMAS CORDOBA
FINANCE MANAGER /// 360 ENERGY

Session 4B: Distributed Generation
Special focus on DG in Central America and Colombia

16:15 - Distributed Generation
  • • Will DG prove to be the game changer in Colombia’s solar PV market?
  • • What’s the potential for residential solar in Central America and Colombia?
  • • Grid-connected vs. off-grid, what will be the solution for Central America’s unreached rural areas?
ROBERT CONSTANTINO /// DIRECTOR - DWM
Robert is a Director at Developing World Markets (DWM), a leading global impact investment fund, where he is responsible for private debt transactions within the Latin America region for the firm.
Prior to joining DWM, Robert worked for Citigroup, where he was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation, and execution of structured finance transactions for corporate and sovereign borrowers throughout Latin America, in sectors such as oil & gas, renewables, transportation infrastructure, and financial institutions.
Robert earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an M.Sc. from the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina, where he studied as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Economics, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
MODERATOR
ROBERT CONSTANTINO
DIRECTOR /// DWM
MARIA ALEJANDRA PEÑA ECHEVERRY /// LATAM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - TCX
Maria Alejandra is part of the structuring team of TCX Fund and is responsible for the fund´s business development activity in Latin America. She is based in Bogotá. Before joining TCX she worked with Proparco, the private sector arm of the French Development Agency, as a Senior Investment Officer in the Banking and Capital Markets team with a focus on Latin America. She held previous positions with Moody´s in Paris and with a boutique financial sector consultancy in Bogotá. Maria Alejandra holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Los Andes University and an MBA degree from HEC Paris.
MARIA ALEJANDRA PEÑA ECHEVERRY
LATAM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// TCX
JOEL GARCIA /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - WIREWATT
Joel Garcia-Galan is the CEO and co-founder of Wirewatt, the first online lending platform for distributed solar in the residential and small-commercial markets in Mexico, which provides solar loans to end-customers and solar companies.
Mr. Garcia successfully led Wirewatt’s creation and fundraising of its fund “Wirewatt I”, the first fund of its kind to finance distributed solar loans in Mexico, subscribed by mostly European investors.

Previously, he served as an application engineer, designing and implementing energy monitoring solutions in data centers, for Schneider Electric in the U.S.
Moreover, Mr. Garcia-Galan was an associate doing research on solar supply chains for the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator in Austin, Texas.
He started his solar career as a systems engineer at venture-backed solar power electronic startup Solar Power Technologies in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Garcia-Galan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Power Systems and Renewable Energy from the University of Texas at Austin.
JOEL GARCIA
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// WIREWATT
SETH KLEINMAN /// FOUNDING PARTNER - AVOLTA
Seth Kleinman is a founding partner of Avolta, a Costa Rica based regional DG Solar Developer focused on the C&I sector. Prior to this Seth spent 20 years as an energy analyst and trader at institutions including Hess Energy Trading, Morgan Stanley, Glencore and finally Citibank where through mid-2017 he was MD Global Head of Energy Strategy. This involved wandering the globe talking energy with companies and governments, and fostered Seth's firm conviction that the days of the fossil fuel industry are numbered and that Central America was a terrific place to join the battle in the energy transition. Seth Kleinman is a founding partner of Avolta, a Costa Rica based regional DG Solar Developer focused on the C&I sector. Prior to this Seth spent 20 years as an energy analyst and trader at institutions including Hess Energy Trading, Morgan Stanley, Glencore and finally Citibank where through mid-2017 he was MD Global Head of Energy Strategy. This involved wandering the globe talking energy with companies and governments, and fostered Seth's firm conviction that the days of the fossil fuel industry are numbered and that Central America was a terrific place to join the battle in the energy transition.
SETH KLEINMAN
FOUNDING PARTNER /// AVOLTA
PATRICK DOYLE /// SR MANAGING DIRECTOR - MGM INNOVA CAPITAL
Patrick Doyle is Senior Managing Director at MGM Innova Capital, where he focuses on originating and structuring investments as well as monitoring MGM Sustainable Energy Fund I (MSEF I)’s investment portfolio. He is leading sourcing/early screening for several MSEF I investments in solar distributed generation, small hydro, energy efficiency and biogas. Additionally, he is MSEF I's environmental and social compliance officer.
Before joining MGM Innova Capital, Mr. Doyle was a Senior Energy and Climate Officer in the Structured and Corporate Finance Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he led the IDB’s transactions and technical support for distributed generation and energy efficiency, and managed numerous international climate funds. Prior to the IDB he was a strategy consultant advising companies, governments, and financial institutions on clean energy markets and technologies. His professional experience also includes working for a clean-tech start-up and as the manager of energy and environmental compliance for a large facility.
PATRICK DOYLE
SR MANAGING DIRECTOR /// MGM INNOVA CAPITAL
17:30 - NETWORKING DRINKS
18:30 - NETWORKING DINNER
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
28 June 2018