2018 Speakers

  • Carlos Estremadoyro
    Carlos Estremadoyro Viceminsiter of Transport

    Carlos Estremadoyro has worked as a member of the ProInversión committee on Road Infrastructure, Rail Infrastructure and Airport Infrastructure projects since January 2017.

    He has overseen major infrastructure projects across the country, including upgrading the transport links between Moquegua and Arequipe.

    He worked as an advisor to the  Ministry of Transport and Communications from 2016 to 2017 and he runs Constructora Estremadoyro Mory SAC (CEM SAC)


  • Carlos Alberto Ugaz Montero
    Carlos Alberto Ugaz Montero Executive Director, AATE

    Masters in Law from the University of Chicago with more than 16 years of experience in the development of investments in energy and infrastructure.

    Currently the Executive Director of Autoridad Autónoma del Sistema Eléctrico de Transporte Masivo de Lima y Callao- AATE, a body overseen by the ministry of Transport of Peru.

  • Verónica Zambrano
    Verónica Zambrano President, Ositran

    Verónica Zambrano has held a number of senior positions in her native Peru, including senior advisor to state telecommunications regulator OSIPTEL and General Manager of the national port authority. In July 2017 she was name president of Ositran (Supervisory body for investment in public transport infrastruture) and she will be discussing some of the key projects under development at Metro 2018.

  • Rosa Maria Tejerina
    Rosa Maria Tejerina Head of Rail Projects, Proinversión

    Ms. Tejerina has worked for Proinversión since 2005, initially as a financial consultant and then as a specialist for the organisation. In 2016 she became head of projects. Rosa Maria Tejerina is in charge of overseeing the financing and development of a number of key projects in Peru, including the important Huancayo to Huancavelica Railway project. She will discuss this project at the 2018 event.

  • Alberto Valdez
    Alberto Valdez General Manager, PeruRail

    Mr. Valdez will join us again in 2018 to discuss the ongoing passenger and freight upgrades currently under development by PeruRail across this year’s host country. PeruRail operates luxury passenger routes from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and Cusco to Puno and Arequipe. The company also operates rapidly expanding routes linking Arequipe, Juliaca, Puno and Cuzco. Mr. Valdez will discuss the operation of these routes, expansions and upgrades at Rail 2018.

  • Armando Pareja
    Armando Pareja CEO - General Manager, Inca Rail

    Mr. Pareja has an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from ESAN University and a MBA in Strategy from Quebec University. He worked for Peru Rail as a financial manager and worked as the financial director of Belmond until 2015. In 2016 he became the General Manager and CEO of Inca Rail. He will discuss ongoing upgrades and developments of the major Peruvian rail operator at this year’s event.

  • Jaime Blanco
    Jaime Blanco General Manager, Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA)

    Mr. Blanco is the head of the FCCA, a consortium which operates the Ferrovías Central railway in Peru linking the Pacific port of Callao and the capital Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco. The organisation operates the second highest railway in the world. Mr. Blanco will discuss the challenges this presents as well as new projects in Peru, including an important new port link project currently under development.

  • Mauricio Ortiz
    Mauricio Ortiz General Manager, Ferrocarril Antofagasta a Bolivia (FCAB)

    Muaricio Ortiz has a masters degree in Metal and Energy Finance from Imperial College London and Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Concepcion. Mr. Ortiz worked for Rio Tinto, Codelco and Antafagasta Minerals before becoming the general manager of FCAB group in 2015. FCAB is the main cargo transport network in the Antofagasta region of Chile, moving over 7.3 million tonnes annually.

  • Liu Ming
    Liu Ming President, CRRC Latin America Corp.

    Mr. Liu Ming is the President of CRRC Latin America Corp, a major Chinese company which is rapidly becoming a key partner in major transportation projects all over Latin America. Mr. Liu Ming will discuss some of the innovations the company is bringing to the region and the successful projects they have supported in the region and globally.

  • Gustavo Daniel Romera
    Gustavo Daniel Romera General Director, Ferrosur Roca

    Mr. Romera has acted as the General Director of Ferrosur Roca since November 2016, responsible for the management of our railway operations. In addition, Mr. Romera also currently serves on the boards of Ferrosur Roca S.A. and Cofesur S.A. Mr. Romera joined the company in 1982 and, since then, has held a number of positions, including member of our board of directors from December 2016 to July 2017. Mr. Romera received a degree as Mechanical Technician from the Escuela Técnica Privada de Fábrica Henry Ford-Consejo Nacional De Educación Técnica in 1972 and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in 1982.

  • Marc Andre Klemenz

    Marc Andre Klemenz is a graduate engineer with a Phd in Transport and Urban Planning from the Munich Technical University. He worked as a researcher and consultant at the Institute of Transportation Railway Construction and Operation from 2002 to 2009 and he has been working as the Director International Projects for DB International. Dr. Kemenz has overseen major international transport projects all over the world and will discuss his experiences and some key strategies at this year’s event.

  • Raul Gonzalez

    Raul Gonzalez is the President of Trencar (Trenes del Caribe) an organisation working to become the first private railway company in Colombia to offer a secure and cost effective alternative of transporting cargo, connecting the industrial and commercial production sources with the seaports in the Caribbean Coast. In the term the organisation is looking to transport cargo in other local railways and future integration with our neighbouring countries.

  • Luis Arboleda
    Luis Arboleda Project Manager, A Todo Tren - Barranquilla Light Rail

    Dr. Arboleda is a former Mayor of Manizales and general manager of Empresas Públicas de Manizales, Aguas de Manizales and Metroagua. He was named project manager of the new Barranquilla Light Rail in September 2017.

    The Barranquilla Light Rail project is currently under development in the Colombian coastal city as part of the 2016-2019 development plan.

  • Manuel Wu
    Manuel Wu General Manager Metro de Lima - Linea 1

    Manuel Wu is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru with a Master’s Degree in Business Management (MEDEX) and a diploma in Management from the University of Piura. He is the General Manager of Graña y Montero Ferrovías S.A., the company in charge of the investments, Operation and Administration of the Concession of Line 1 of the Lima Metro for 30 years.

  • Tony Crosby
    Tony Crosby General Manager of Services, 4Tel

    Tony commenced working in the rail industry in 2000.  During his time with RailCorp he managed capital projects to replace older signal boxes with computer-based signal control systems.

    During his time with Australian Rail Track Corporation – Corporación de Vía Férrea Australiana (ARTC) 2004-2010 Tony was initially the NSW Communications Manager responsible for separation of the country train radio and communications systems from the metropolitan (RailCorp) systems and maintenance of the assets.

    He was also responsible for writing the functional specification for the ARTC National Train Communications System (NTCS) and was subsequently assigned as the NTCS Project Manager to implement the NTCS and its ‘ICE’ train radio.

  • Marco Antonio Alvarez
    Marco Antonio Alvarez Regional Manager, Ferroviaria Oriental S.A.

    Dr. Alvarez has bachelor degrees in Electromechanical Engineering, Automated Control, Project Management and Business Management with a masters degrees in Business Administration and Transport and Logisitcs.

    Marco Antonio Alvarez is the General Manager for the Quijarro region for Bolivia’s Ferroviaria Oriental, the operator of 1,244km of the country’s key railway lines.

  • Nabil Kuncar
    Nabil Kuncar General Manager, TRANSAP

    A graduate from Universidad de Chile with a masters in Business Administration from Tulane University, Mr. Kuncar has worked for Forestal Copihue in a range of positions and Inustrias Santiago. In 2007 he became the general manager of TRANSAP. TRANSAP is a private cargo rail operator from Chile. At this year’s event, Mr. Kuncar will discuss operations and upgrades on the network.

  • Ignacio Toribio Urrutia
    Ignacio Toribio Urrutia Commercial and Business Development Manager, Alta Rail Technology

    Ignacio Toribio has worked as the Latin America commercial and business development manager for Alta Rail Technology since 2015.

    Mr. Toribio multiple graduate qualifications in international business and integrated logistics from Centro Universitário de Jaraguá do Sul, Universidade Positivo, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais and Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile.

    He has worked on key projects with two of Brazils biggest railways, ALL (América Latina Logística) and VLI (Valor de la Logística Integrada)

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