2019 Speakers

  • Guillermo Fiad
    Guillermo Fiad President, Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura

    Guillermo Fiad is a civil engineer who holds post-graduate qualifications in business administration and economics.

    He held executive and board of director’s positions in several companies related to the energy, infrastructure and agro-industrial sectors. Among other responsibilities, he was President and CEO of Duke Energy Southern Cone for over ten years, member of the AmCham executive committee, Director of AGEERA and President of the Renewable Energy Foundation for Patagonia.
    Mr. Fiad has held the position of President of Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura since December 2015, he will discuss upgrades and expansions at Rail 2019.
  • Marcelo Orfila
    Marcelo Orfila President, Trenes Argentinos Operaciones

    Mr. Orfila has held management positions at twelve major companies in Argentina. Recently working as a director of Aeropuertos Argentinos, Corporacion America, Mac Station and Grupo Monarch.

    In December 2014 Marcelo Orfila was named President of Trenes Argentinos Operaciones.

    At Rail 2019 he will discuss the operation and upgrades to the Argentine rail transport network.

  • Wilfredo Rodriguez
    Wilfredo Rodriguez President, Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado (A.F.E)

    Wilfredo Rodríguez was appointed the new president of Uruguay’s State Railway Administration in 2015.

    AFE is the state-owned company responsible for delivering passenger and freight service, as well as rail maintenance across the countries transport network.

    Mr. Rodríguez will present on his work to expanding capacity and upgrading the rail transportation networks in Uruguay.

  • Germán Correa
    Germán Correa Director, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE)

    Germán Correa has held the post of Minister of The Interior and Minister of Transport and Telecommunications for the government of Chile.

    He is a graduate socialogists with a doctorate from Berkeley in the United States. He worked has worked as a public policy consultant for the United Nations Development Program and worked with the World Bank in the area of public transportation.

    He became President of the State Railway Company (EFE) in 2016 and at Metro 2019 he will discuss urban rail developments in Chile.

  • 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.

  • Ricardo Garcia
    Ricardo Garcia Transport Manager, Linea Mitre - Trenes Argentinos Operaciones

    Ricardo Garcia worked as the head of operations for Metrovias since 1994 before becoming the transport manager for Linea Mitre in 2012.

    Ricardo Garcia has extensive experience in the opertions of high frequency commuter railways. He will discuss operations and future projects in Buenos Aires during Rail Latin America 2018 in Lima.

  • 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.

  • Jaime Garcia
    Jaime Garcia General Manager, Trenes del Caribe

    Jaime Garcia is the general manager of Trenes del Caribe (Trencar), the first operator of a privately owned rail network in Colombia.

    Mr. Garcia has been involved in the development of the project, funding and the subsequent execution. He will discuss the work involved, the impact of the project and lessons that can be learnt for similar proposals in the region.

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