Rafael Enríquez

Vice President, Project Finance


M.S., Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Diploma, Corporate Finance, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

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A transport economist with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Enríquez has a wide range of technical expertise—project finance, privatization, financial analysis, strategic planning, policymaking, economic regulation and regulatory frameworks, project development and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. He has promoted and implemented many international projects, worked directly on all aspects of PPP transactions, and has a deep understanding of the legal requirements of and approaches to private and public sector infrastructure projects. Mr. Enriquez has been working on due diligence analysis and independent engineering services in ports, airports and energy on behalf of banks and other financial institutions.

As the Agent and Financial Advisor to the Government of Mexico, Mr. Enríquez directed three large cross-border privatization process schemes in Mexico. As Managing Director for Mergers and Acquisitions at Banco Interacciones in Mexico City, he managed the privatization process for 34 airports, including the initial public offering of ASUR in the BMV and the NYSE. And, as Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Casa de Bolsa Bancomer, he facilitated the privatization of major marine ports—Veracruz, Altamira, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Acapulco, and Ensenada—and of cruise terminals in Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and Ensenada, defining the regulatory and institutional framework for the aviation and maritime sectors.

Mr. Enríquez assisted with the privatization of Mexico’s steel industry as Managing Director of Project Evaluation, Fonlyser- Banca Serfin, an investment bank in Mexico City. He also managed the bank’s venture capital portfolio of non-listed domestic companies, including hotels and fast-food restaurants, participating on various boards of directors.

Before joining Nathan, Mr. Enríquez was a transport economist with the Louis Berger Group. He participated in airport privatizations, financial feasibility analyses, project finance, demand forecasts, master planning, and the development of commercial business plans for airports and ports in Bulgaria, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, Paraguay, and Peru.

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