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COMPANY + TEAM STRENGTHS

EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT TEAM

Management team with over 100 years of collective experience in project and business funding, and trading in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 80 years

CONSERVATIVE CREDIT CULTURE

Rigorous credit approval process, with measured internal policies and procedures

ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE

A dynamic management team that is flexible and adapts quickly to market conditions

EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

Experienced staff, driven by stringent processes focused on delivering value to our clients

MANAGEMENT CAPACITY

A team that excels at managing the environmental and social challenges of the Region to mitigate negative impact on operations

MANAGEMENT TEAM

CIFI consists of a versatile and multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the financial and infrastructure sector. A group of highly trained, experienced professionals who thrive on rigor, reliability, credibility and a clear commitment to the values of the company and sustainable development of the Region.

  • Cesar Cañedo Arguelles
    Cesar Cañedo Arguelles CEO

    César Cañedo Arguelles is a founding member of CIFI with extensive experience in the financial sector, infrastructure and investment banking. Arguelles earned a degree in Business Administration and Finance at the University of Saint Louis (Missouri) and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. In 2015 he was appointed CEO of CIFI and is responsible for leading the growth and expansion of the company.

  • CRISTINA JIMÉNEZ
    CRISTINA JIMÉNEZ CIFI AM

    Cristina Jiménez is an original founding member of CIFI, and is currently Director of Business Development of CIFI Asset Management. She holds an impressive 25 years of experience in the areas of finance and credit risk assessment. Jiménez graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Economics, and earned her MBA at the Center for Financial Studies in Madrid, Spain.

  • JOSE SALAVERRIA
    JOSE SALAVERRIA GENERAL COUNSEL

    José Salaverría has been with the company since its inception. He is General Counsel and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in cross-border investment and infrastructure. Salaverría has been trained as Juris Doctor and has completed a Master’s Degree in Comparative Law and Business and Business Administration.

  • ARTURO DE BERNARD
    ARTURO DE BERNARD CFO

    Arturo de Bernard joined CIFI in 2016 and is currently Chief Financial Officer. He has 20 years of experience in investments, capital markets, financial planning and treasury operations in Latin America and Europe. De Bernard is a Finance and Banking graduate from the University of Latinoamerica of Science and Technology and earned an MBA from the University of Louisville.

  • FABIO ARCINIEGAS
    FABIO ARCINIEGAS CRO

    Fabio Arciniegas leads Risk Management at CIFI. He has over 25 years of risk management experience from financial institutions in Latin America. Arciniegas is a Civil Engineer graduate from University of Los Andes in Colombia, and earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. In addition, he is certified as FRM (GARP) and PMP (PMI).

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