Enphys Acquisition Corp.
- Renewable Energy, Energy, Sustainability
Jorge de Pablo has been our Chief Executive Officer and member of our Board of Directors since March 3, 2021. Mr. de Pablo founded LAIG Investments, an investment company focused on the energy and mobility sectors across Ibero-America, or LAIG, in 2008, and currently serves as its Managing Partner. Prior to that, Mr. de Pablo was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Amber Capital, where he led their $1.0 billion Latin America public and private equity portfolio from 2007 through 2008. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. de Pablo served as a Senior Investment Analyst at Sandell Asset Management, where he established and managed their $500 million Latin American and Iberian multi-strategy portfolio. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2004 Mr. de Pablo was a Proprietary Investment Analyst in Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s (NYSE: GS) equities division, focusing on Latin America risk arbitrage and co-managing their Latin America Principal Strategies portfolio. Mr. de Pablo co-founded Genneia SA, or Genneia, a leading renewable energy company in Argentina and one of the largest renewable energy companies in Latin America, where he currently serves as a member of their board of directors. Mr. de Pablo is the founder and Chairman of WiseHood Argentina S.A., or WiseHood, an energy efficiency company with different smart city projects in Argentina, Peru, Mexico and Brazil , and is the co-founder, lead investor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gosmo, a fleet management solutions company in Mexico. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tactile Mobility, an Israeli artificial intelligence software company for the mobile industry. Mr. de Pablo co-founded BR Properties S.A. (BVMF: BRPR3), and was a member of the board of directors of Invest Tur Brasil, a pioneer in resort development in Brazil. Mr. de Pablo holds a degree in business administration and finance from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros in Madrid, Spain. We believe Mr. de Pablo is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive leadership and investing experience in renewable energy companies.
Carlos Guimarães will serve as our Chairman of our Board of Directors following completion of this offering. Mr. Guimarães has served as the Chairman of LAIG since 2009, and as the Chairman of the Board of WiseHood International, parent company of WiseHood, since it was founded. From July 2007 to February 2009, he was the Chairman and Co-Founder of Invest Tur Brasil, a pioneer in resort developments in Brazil. Mr. Guimarães led Invest Tur Brasil’s merger with LA Hotels in 2009, which created Brazil Hospitality Group. From January 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Guimarães was the Private Sector Coordinator for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for all private sector activities of the IADB. Prior to that, from May 2000 to November 2004 he was a Managing Director, Head of Latin America Investment Banking and Senior Client Officer for Citigroup. Mr. Guimarães is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Gosmo, a fleet management solutions company in Mexico, and an independent director of ITHAX Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ITHX), a special purpose acquisition company focused on the leisure, hospitality and travel businesses. Mr. Guimarães received a B.S. in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Guimarães is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive leadership, business development, and financial experience.
Pär Lindström has been our Chief Financial Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since March 3, 2021. Since 2015, Mr. Lindström has served as the Chief Investment Officer of i(x) Investments, LLC, an investment company that addresses ESG and areas of human needs capitalized by 56 of the world’s leading families. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2014, he served as a Principal in the Global Special Situations and Private Equity groups at Abu Dhabi Investment Council, a sovereign wealth fund, where he led and structured direct investments and backed a variety of leading investment teams across multiple asset classes. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Lindström was a Principal at Partners Capital, an asset management firm, where he was Head of Private Equity. From 2004 to 2006, he served as co-head of Applied Value, LLC’s New York office, a global consulting and turnaround advisory and firm, where he also served as Head of the Private Equity group, and from 2001 to 2004 he was a Senior Associate with Investor Growth Capital, Inc., a growth capital fund backed by Investor AB and the Wallenberg family. Mr. Lindström holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.S. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. We believe Mr. Lindström is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his substantial knowledge of international investments and his business relationships.
Matías de Buján will serve as our Chief Operating Officer following completion of this offering. Since 2014, Mr. de Buján has served as a Managing Director for LAIG, where he runs the day-to-day operations of the firm, and since 2016 he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of WiseHood. In 2015, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of Genneia. Prior to joining LAIG Investments, in 2010 Mr. de Buján co-founded Kheiron Biotech, an Argentinian an equine cloning company and developer of cutting-edge reproductive technologies for worldwide horse breeders. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Managing Director of Falcon Equity Partners in the Middle East. Prior to that, Mr. de Buján founded NDM Group, an Argentinian-based agribusiness, real estate and hospital conglomerate, which he sold in 2006. Mr. de Buján holds an engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires.
José Antonio Aguilar Bueno will serve as one of our directors following completion of the offering. Since 2012, Mr. Aguilar has been a Principal of Vive Energia de CV, a renewable energy company that focuses on Mexico and Central America, where he is in charge of running the regulatory, financial and equipment supply structures for projects. From January 2012 to September 2012, he served as a Senior Investment Officer for the International Finance Corporation in Mexico City, Mexico, where he was in charge of project origination for the financial, manufacturing and infrastructure divisions. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Aguilar served as Deputy General for Investment Banking of Nacional Financiera, S.N.C., a Mexican development banking institution, where he was in charge of running the sustainable projects, corporate finance and equity investments divisions. During this time, as part of his activities, he became president of the Fondo de Fondos (Fund of Funds), Corporacion Mexicana de Inversiones, a private corporation that provides complementary capital contributions to private equity and venture capital funds. Mr. Aguilar served as Chief Financial Officer of Ecomex (subsequently acquired by Promigas, a Colombian energy company). Mr. Aguilar served as Chief Executive Officer of Acciona Energia Nacional, a subsidiary of Acciona SA, where he developed and constructed some of Mexico’s largest wind farms. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Business Development for Tractebel North America (Suez), an energy company. Mr. Aguilar also serves on a number of private boards of directors in the energy, agrobusiness and economics spaces. Mr. Aguilar has an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. We believe Mr. Aguilar is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the energy sector, particularly renewable energy, in Latin America.
Federico Carrillo- Zürcher will serve as one of our directors following completion of the offering. Since 2017, Mr. Carrillo- Zürcher has served as of the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Imaginarium S.A., a Spanish-based educational toy company. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Servicios Unidos S.A., a Costa Rican distributor of premium oil and tire brands. Mr. Carrillo- Zürcher served as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Internacional de Costa Rica S.A., a trade-finance bank headquartered in Panama with a presence throughout Latin America, from 2007 to 2013. From 2005-2006, he served as Executive Vice President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in Honduras, and from 2004 to 2005 he was the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of the Economic Council of Costa Rica, during which time he served as a Governor of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Corporacion Andina de Fomento and was Executive Vice President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, and Alternative Governor of the International Monetary Fund. From 2000 to 2004, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bolsa Nacional de Valores S.A., which is the Costa Rica Stock Exchange. Mr. Carrillo- Zürcher holds a J.D. from Universidad de Costa Rica Law School, a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s J.J. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a post-graduate diploma in corporate strategy and invocation from Oxford University’s Said Business School. We believe that Mr. Carrillo- Zürcher is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive business experience in Latin America, as well as his prior executive and board leadership experience.
Hélio L. Magalhães will serve as one of our directors following completion of the offering. From June 2019 to April 2020, Mr. Magalhães served as Chairman of the Board of Banco de Brasil SA (BVMF: BBAS3, OTCMKTS: BDORY), and UBS BB Investment Banking. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Magalhães served as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Citibank S.A., the Brazilian banking and investment subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C). From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Magalhaes served in various positions with American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), including serving as President of Global Network Services for the Americas, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Express’s Mexico subsidiary, American Express Company (Mexico) S.A. de C.V., and President and Chief Executive Officer of American Express’ Brazilian subsidiary, American Express do Brasil Tempos Cia. Since 2020, Mr. Magalhães has served on the Board of Directors of Suzano SA (NYSE: SUZ), a forestry based publicly held company. He has also served on a number of other boards of directors in Latin America, with a focus on the energy, payments and financial sectors. Mr. Magalhães has a post graduate degree in computer science from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.S. from The George Washington University. We believe that Mr. Magalhães is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because extensive executive experience in Latin America and his experience as a board member.
Eva Redhe will serve as one of our directors following completion of the offering. In addition to serving as a Senior Advisor at Bregal Milestone, a London-based private equity firm, since 2019, since 2008 Ms. Redhe has focused on her board assignments and personal investments. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Redhe worked at the Erik Penser Bank, first as the Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2006, and then Executive Chairwoman from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Redhe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the First Swedish National Pension Fund, where she also serves as a member of the sustainability committee, ftrack AB, which provides a project management, production tracking and media review platform for the media and entertainment industry, where she previously served as the Chairperson of the Board, and Nordkinn Asset Management AB, a Swedish hedge fund. Ms. Redhe has also previously served on numerous public and private company boards of directors in a number of sectors, including life sciences, real estate, communications and finance. Ms. Redhe received a M.S. and M.B.A. from the Stockholm School of Economics. We believe that Ms. Redhe is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive experience as an executive and entrepreneur, as well as her extensive experience as a board leader.