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Gerardo Pérez Guerra

Vice President and General Manager

Gerardo’s over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector includes 23 years with Siemens México. For Siemens he held the role of Business Director for the Mesoamerican Energy Market for 13 years. In that role, Gerardo was responsible for sales strategy, negotiation and profit of sales for five divisions and a sales volume of 1.5 Billion USD annually.

Gerardo’s over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector includes 23 years with Siemens México. For Siemens he held the role of Business Director for the Mesoamerican Energy Market for 13 years. In that role, Gerardo was responsible for sales strategy, negotiation and profit of sales for five divisions and a sales volume of 1.5 Billion USD annually.

During this past year, as Acciona’s Director of Windpower for México and Central America, Gerardo is proud to have led the charge to the signing of a nearly 300MW project in North México and closing an agreement with Actis for the design, engineering and construction of a 50MW wind project in Oaxaca.

Gerardo’s overall wind business development expertise and proficiency in relationship management with industrial sector companies, EPC's, fund investment companies, off takers, developers and government entities, is sure to lead to success as he assumes responsibility for the overall operation and development of EDF EN México’s renewable energy project portfolio and daily operation of the organization.

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Blanca Saavedra

Chief Financial Officer

Blanca Saavedra joined EDF EN Mexico as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Her primary focus is to monitor the financial performance of EDF EN Mexico and She is responsible for the local accounts within the region. She also supervises the implementation of financial strategy within the EDF EN Group.

Blanca Saavedra joined EDF EN Mexico as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Her primary focus is to monitor the financial performance of EDF EN Mexico and She is responsible for the local accounts within the region. She also supervises the implementation of financial strategy within the EDF EN Group.

Before joining EDF EN Mexico, Ms. Saavedra developed extensive expertise in the banking sector, with different positions at UniCredit Group Bank AG over a period of 10 years. In her last position as Vice President of Financial Institutions in charge of Latin America, she managed a client’s portfolio worth USD 1 billion in assets based in New York City. She executed both short and long term trade related transactions, treasury products, short and medium term syndicated facilities and cash management, among others.

Ms. Saavedra has a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico, Banking Preparation from the LSE in London and Finance ITAM University in Mexico City.

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Pedro Goncalves

Chief Technical Officer

Pedro Goncalves has served as the Chief Technical Officer for EDF Energies Nouvelles Mexico since late 2011. He is responsible for coordinating all technical issues related to project development, implementation, operations & maintenance and asset management.

Pedro Goncalves has served as the Chief Technical Officer for EDF Energies Nouvelles Mexico since late 2011. He is responsible for coordinating all technical issues related to project development, implementation, operations & maintenance and asset management.

Mr. Goncalves brings thirteen years of experience working within the EDF EN group. He was the CTO of Polat Enerji – EDF EN’s Turkish subsidiary for two years, managing the implementation, operation and asset management of a portfolio of 500 MW. Prior to that, Mr. Goncalves was responsible for the construction and commissioning of the first wind project of the EDF EN group in Mexico (2009). He began his career with the EDF EN group in Portugal as a Project Manager and Project Director from 2003 to 2008, assuming an active role in the implementation of the Portuguese wind portfolio.   

Prior to joining EDF EN, Mr. Goncalves worked in design and quality engineering in Portugal and was an intern in R&D engineering for HILTI in Germany.

Mr. Goncalves holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Universidad do Porto.

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Laurie Fitzmaurice

Vice President of Business Development

Laurie Fitzmaurice is Vice President of Business Development at EDF EN Mexico. She is in charge of opening and developing new opportunities in the Mexican market in the solar, wind and hydroelectric categories. In addition, she is responsible for the expansion and management of the portfolio of projects and the inclusion of new business partners.

Laurie Fitzmaurice is Vice President of Business Development at EDF EN Mexico. She is in charge of opening and developing new opportunities in the Mexican market in the solar, wind and hydroelectric categories. In addition, she is responsible for the expansion and management of the portfolio of projects and the inclusion of new business partners.

Laurie joined the EDF EN México group in June 2016 with a track record of more than 20 years of experience in the Energy Sector. She has led a number of natural gas, wind and biomass projects in the United States, the United Kingdom and Latin America.

Prior to joining EDF EN, she served as Cielo Wind Power's General Manager in Chile, Senior Vice President of Floresta Group, Vice President of Investments and Acquisitions of CE2 Capital, and Director of Business Development of Sempra Pipelines & Storage.

A native of Southern California, USA, Laurie graduated from Swarthmore College and throughout her career has been actively involved in energy infrastructure projects totaling more than $ 7 billion.

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Victor Tamayo

Regional Director

Mr. Tamayo, possesses 20 years of experience in the negotiation and contracting of land for the installation of wind farms mainly in the region the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, as well as the formulation and monitoring of social investment plans necessary for project development. Mr. Tamayo has been involved with the development and operation of over 390 MW of wind power projects in the region.

Mr. Tamayo, possesses 20 years of experience in the negotiation and contracting of land for the installation of wind farms mainly in the region the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, as well as the formulation and monitoring of social investment plans necessary for project development. Mr. Tamayo has been involved with the development and operation of over 390 MW of wind power projects in the region.

In addition to real estate contracting, Mr. Tamayo is responsible for community action plans in the areas where wind farms are installed, managing ongoing relationships with municipal and state authorities, as well as issues related to social investment plans and community development.

He is currently responsible for the negotiation and contracting of land for a 300 MW wind development in the communities of Union Hidalgo and La Ventosa, in the state of Oaxaca and addressing permitting and public consultations as required by applicable law and regulation.

Mr. Tamayo, was manager of engineering at ENTEC, S.A. de C.V., which electrified 675 small towns in different states of the Mexico, through the installation of solar, wind, micro-hydro, and hybrid systems.

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