Vice President in the Power and Renewables
Joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in September 2015 as a Vice President in the Power and Renewables sector within the Latin American Project Finance group focusing on structuring and origination of Project Finance transactions. Prior to joining SMBC, Cristhyan worked for Espirito Santo Investment Bank’s Origination and Structured Finance group and for WestLB’s Global Energy Team where he focused on project finance and advisory services in the Americas.
Over the last eight years, Cristhyan has been actively involved in the origination, execution and syndication of Project Finance and Structured Finance transactions in the Americas’ power and energy sectors. Notable transactions in which Cristhyan recently performed a key role were the US$100 million bridge loan and the US$300 million term loan for the 215 MW Penonome II wind farm in Panama, a financial advisory for the financing of the Norte II combined cycle power plant in Mexico, and the US$990 million in credit facilities for La Yesca hydroelectric plant in Mexico, among others.
Cristhyan is fluent in English and Spanish, proficient in Portuguese, holds a Bachelor and Licentiate degree in Economics from University of Costa Rica and is a CFA Charterholder since 2006.