Andres Jaramillo Botero
Andres has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobility business. He began his career in the financial sector where he worked for 13 years with Grupo Bancolombia as part of Renting Colombia, a full operative lease company. Andres started as Regional Manager in Cali and Bogota, before becoming General Manager of Peru and finally CEO of the company.
He has also worked as CEO of the Group Express, group of companies and was responsible for managing more than 2,500 buses, which moved more than 25% of Bogota’s transit passengers. Five years ago, he founded Transfondo a company specialized in the structuring, investing, and managing of e-mobility projects, with a portfolio of more than 400 electric buses.
Today he is CEO of VGMobility and continues the process of developing e-mobility in Latin America.
Andres hold a Business Administration degree from Colegio de estudios superiors de administracion (CESA), an MBA at Schiller University, and a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with OBS (University of Barcelona).
Jean Francois Joachim Peñuela
Jean has over 12 years of experience in investment banking including corporate finance and structuring private equity funds.
He has led the structuring and closure of cross-border transactions and resource for more than 20 private equity funds, managing total assets of over $ 2 billion among institutional investors in Europe and the US.
Jean is a former founding partner of Athos Partners, a company specialized in supporting private equity fund managers operating in private debt, mezzanine, and infrastructure debt, amongst others.
He has also worked for Rothschild as part of their investment banking team in Paris and as an assistant to the financial management of AXA investment managers.
Jeans holds an Economics and Business Administration degree. with a Masters in banking and finance from the University Paris II – Assas in Paris.
Maria Fernanda Ortiz Carrascal
María Fernanda has worked extensively in the private and public sectors, including at Bogota’s Secretary of Mobility and TransMilenio, international consulting firms, and with different private firms’ consortiums. She was recently chosen as one of the fifteen Electric Women working in the field of electric mobility for TUMI and Women Mobilize Women’s annual remarkable women publication. Maria co-led Bogotá's ascension as a leader in clean transportation through her work on TransMilenio's deployment of the largest electric bus fleet in Latin America with the incorporation of 1.485 e-buses into the city’s public transport system.
She has more than twelve years of experience in all major Colombian cities as well as internationally in Mexico, Brazil, Panamá, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, structuring processes for electrifying public fleets. She has participated in several transport projects as well as in the planning of commuter rail and metro projects, including on Bogota’s First Metro Line and Regiotram Norte.
María is a civil engineer from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá and has two master’s degrees, one in Transportation Engineering in Colombia and one in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics in the United Kingdom, where she was recognized as a Chevening Scholar.
Alejandra Borrero Arce
Alejandra has 5 years of experience in project finance, business valuation and M&A processes. Her experience sits across multiple industries, including energy, electric mobility, roads, ports, insurance, automotive, hotels and tourism.
Previously, she was a Private Equity Associate at Unión para la Infraestructura Peru and an Investment Banking Associate at Estrategias Corporativas.
She participated in the M&A process of a major insurance company in Colombia and helped a leader in Colombia’s tourism and hotel industry structure two new hotels through project finance, business valuation and budget preparations for specific business lines.
She holds a BSc in Industrial and Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes.
Lluis Antoni Vidal Mut
Lluis has 11 years of international experience in the mobility field, opening and scaling tech-based transport including e-mobility, autonomous mobility and transport on-demand. His experience includes business development, strategy, project structuring and managing strategic partnerships.
He helped to deploy the first fully autonomous vehicles in Chile. He also played a leading role in developing ENGIE’s e-mobility business in Chile and was part of the international team at Transdev, preparing and implementing e-mobility operations for the public transport systems in Santiago and Bogotá.
Lluis joined VGMobility as Director of Business Development with a base in Santiago, but with a regional scope for Latin America.
He holds a degree and MSc in civil engineering from Barcelona Tech (Barcelona, Spain), post-graduate program at Harvard Business School, and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.
Antonio Luis Carbonell
Antonio has worked in urban transport planning and operations for over 10 years and has provided technical advice to governments across Latin America. His experience includes structuring public bidding, technical analysis of new businesses, development of transport public policy and investment analysis for private concessionaires.
He has experience in electromobility, urban transport planning and operations, participating in projects requiring technical analysis of public bidding strategies, technical due diligence for electric bus operations, the prefeasibility for a PPP in electromobility, scoping a transport model based on cell-data, the redefinition of the public transportation services, organizational transformations and transportation service diagnostics. He also has experience in supply chain management. Antonio has worked in projects that improve operational processes including the maintenance, procurement and sales of railway rolling stock, planes, roads, and city equipment.
Antonio has as a Masters degree in Transport and Information Technology Engineering from Grande Ecole d’Ingéneur, TELECOM ParisTech and Ponts ParisTech.
Natalia Garcia Montoya
Natalia has more than 10 years of working in administrative law, public concessions, and transport projects and policy across Latin America. She has worked for top-tier law firms, as a consultant in legal structuring for transport authorities and policymakers in Colombia, and as general counsel for transport operators in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems in Bogotá, Perú, and Chile, as well as for the first Light-tram regional project in Colombia (Regiotram de Occidente).
Her experience in the private sector is complemented by her research and policy work as a member of the World Resources Institute and the WRI Ross Center for Cities, leading the Coalition for Urban Transitions for Mexico and working towards the national implementation of sustainable cities, including decarbonization of transport systems in different cities.
Her legal background is complemented with a Master’s in Urban Planning Degree from New York University (NYU), which allowed her to work and understand transport policy and regulation while living in New York and Mexico City.