Luis Fernando Perdigón

Luis Fernando heads SMBC’s Project finance group for Latin America, a team of over 20 professionals in New York and Latin America with expertise in structuring and execution of complex transaction in power, infrastructure, petrochemicals, oil & gas and natural resources industries in countries like Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama, etc.  He has close to 20 years of banking experience and a strong project and structured finance background.  Also, he currently acts as board member of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional – FDN, a Development Bank, majority-owned by the Colombian Government, where SMBC holds an 8.8% equity stake.Luis Fernando played a key role in transactions such as the US$3.8 billion financing for Ecopetrol’s expansion for Refineria de Cartagena; US$1.0 billion financing for AES´s Angamos power plant in Chile; US$85 million K-Sure insured loan for Savia in Peru; US$750 million financing for the acquisition of 5 power plants and a gas pipeline in Mexico by Mitsui & Co and Tokyo Gas; US$1.0 billion financing for the construction of Minera Esperanza copper mine in Chile; US$392 million financing for GDF Suez´s CTA coal-fired power plant in Chile, among others.  In terms of Advisory mandates, Luis Fernando participated in important advisory assignments such as US$4.5 billion Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in Mexico, a US$3.8 billion gas pipeline in Peru and, currently, a US$500+ LNG regasification terminal in Colombia, TISUR $350M port expansion in Peru.

Luis Fernando holds a B.A. in Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), a diploma in Corporate Finance and completed levels I and II of the CFA program.