2019 Speakers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Katharina Jenny Arroyo
    Katharina Jenny Arroyo General Manager, Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia

    Katharina Jenny is a civil engineer with a masters degree in administration. She worked in senior positions for Mineria Escondida, Minera Spence, Codelco, Antafagasta Minerals and Minera Antucoya.

    She is a partner of the MAD Network (women in senior management) and in June 2019 she became general manager of the Antafagasta Railway Company.

    Ferrocarriles Antofagasta operate freight rail transportation across the boarder between Chile and Bolivia. Ms. Jenny will discuss this network at Rail 2019.

  • Gustavo Ruiz
    Gustavo Ruiz Technical Director, Ferrocarril de Antioquia

    Mr. Ruiz will discuss the project to revive the railway network in the Antioquia region of Colombia.

    The network is projected to eventually include 76.9km of track providing passenger and freight transport with 16 stations. The technical specifications were approved in February on the project which is expected to cost $4.3billion.

    The project will link to the Metro de Medellin network at La Estrella metro station.

    Mr. Ruiz will outline the initial works during Rail 2019.

  • 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.

  • Pablo Rocha
    Pablo Rocha Global Key Account Manager, Damm

    Pablo Rocha is an Argentine graduate engineer with a masters degree in Telecommunications Management.

    Pablo Rocha has worked in the telecommunications field for close to 15 years, working with some of the industries most important companies. In 2018 he joined DAMM Cellular Systems as the companies LATAM regional manager and global account manager.

    At Metro 2019 Mr. Rocha will discuss the companies work on the Cochabamba Light Train in Bolivia and solutions they provide in the region.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ezequiel Lemos
    Ezequiel Lemos President, Trenes Argentinos Cargas

    Ezequiel Lemos is a law graduate with a masters in business management from IAE Business School and post-graduate qualifications in international business from Daimler Benz in Germany.

    Mr. Lemos worked as a manger for Mercedez Benz and A.T Kearney and became a partner at Servicom Group in 2003.

    Since 2015 he has held the position of Preisdent of Belgrano Cargas y Logistica and at Rail 2019 he will discuss cargo upgrades in Argentina.

  • 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)

  • Andrés Pazos
    Andrés Pazos Business Development Manager, Siemens Mobility
    Andrés Pazos holds a Computer Engineer Master Degree and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. 
    He has participated in different railway signaling projects with Siemens Mobility
    around the world involving various technologies as PTC and ERTMS. 
    He is also an active member of European Railway Innovation programs as Shift2Rail.
    Andrés Pazos will present latest digital innovations in the field of railway
    signaling as well as the solutions Siemens Mobility provides to the region and
    worldwide.
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