2018 Speakers

  • 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.

  • Hernán Castañeda
    Hernán Castañeda Railways Projects Director, Proinversión

    Hernán Castañeda is a graduate economist with a masters degree in corporate financing and banking. He joined Ernst and Young in 2011, working as a senior analyst and then the manager of transactions and corporate finance. In 2018 he became the the director rail projects  at Proinversión. He will discuss financing and development of Peru’s major rail projects at this year’s 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.

  • Rodrigo Vieira
    Rodrigo Vieira Secretary of Transport, Rio de Janeiro

    Rodrigo Goulart de Oliveira Vieira was president of the Superintendency of Sports of the State of Rio de Janeiro (SUDERJ), an autarchy linked to the Secretary of Sports, Leisure and Youth (SEELJE), responsible for the management of sports equipment in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

    With 18 years of career, he has a professional experience with emphasis on coordination and development of projects, entrepreneurship, negotiation and public management.

  • José Augusto Rodrigues Bissacot
    José Augusto Rodrigues Bissacot Director of Planning and Projects, CPTM

    Mr. Rodrigues is responsible for managing and overseeing the development of projects and upgrades to the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (Paulista Company of Metropolitan Trains).

    CPTM has seven commuter and rapid transit lines with 94 stations in and around the city of Sao Paulo.

    Jose Augusto Rodrigues will discuss the current operations of the network and the construction of Line 9 and the proposed development of Line 10.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Daniel Weinreich
    Daniel Weinreich Service Manager, G.E. Transportation

    Daniel Weinreich has 18 years of experience at GE. In his successful career, he started as an intern at GE Transportation and worked his way up through the company and today holds the position of Senior Services Staff Manager.

  • Ignacio Arbelaez
    Ignacio Arbelaez Senior Advisor, Metro de Medellin and SAI

    Ignacio Arbalaez is a civil engineer who has worked on dozens of major projects across Colombia. He was involved in five hydroelectic projecs, development of the city airport, development and extention of the Metro de Medellin and major rail projects across the region.

    At Rail 2018 he will discuss his work with Metro de Medellin and the Antioquia Socirty of Engineers in the development of major new rail lines in Colombia.

  • Yang Jinjun
    Yang Jinjun Deputy General Manager, CRTG

    Mr. Yang Jinjun is the Deputy General Manager of China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd. (CRTG) International Division, in charge of CRTG’s business Latin America, he’s also the General Manager of China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd. Sucursal del Peru. Mr. Yang Jinjun has sound experiences in Tunneling Works, Railway Project, and Highway Projects, he will share some latest development of TBM technology in China.

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