Manager, Business Development USA
Roberto currently leads the development of the concessions business, Public Private Partnerships or P3’s for Acciona Infrastructure in the United States. He is in charge of the company´s strategy in the US, the development of new opportunities as well as the relationship with Governments, agencies, industrial and financial partners and other relevant stakeholders. Acciona Infrastructure announced its willingness to enter the US P3 market in June 2015 and Roberto was appointed by the firm to lead that effort from Acciona Concessions which is the investment arm of the group for transport and social infrastructure with a portfolio of 23 assets worldwide.
In the past, Roberto headed the development and operations of Acciona Concessions in Australia and New Zealand where he was based for over five years. Roberto still retains a responsibility in the Australian business as Director of the ALTRAC Light Rail entities (concessionaire of the Sydney Light Rail PPP Project).
With an engineering and project finance background, Roberto has experience in various roles in the design and construction of significant infrastructure projects in Europe and the US. Since joining Acciona, he has acquired significant experience in the development of PPP, P3 and PFI transactions mainly in Europe, Canada and Australia.
Roberto has played a key role in the development of significant transactions such as €5b Dublin Metro North PPP Project (Dublin, Ireland), CA$1.5b Windsor Essex Parkway P3 Highway (Ontario, Canada), A$5.3b East West Link PPP project (Melbourne, Australia), A$2.1b Sydney Light Rail PPP (Sydney, Australia) or A$1b Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP Road (Toowoomba, Australia) with responsibilities including consortium formation, pre-qualification strategy and preparation, Management and Steering Committee member as well as active participant in the commercial and financial work-streams during the bid and closing stages.
Last year, Acciona Concessions was been shortlisted for two outstanding P3 projects in the US: US$2,5b Automated People Mover P3 Project part of the LAMP process at LAX, Los Angeles and the over US$1b Fargo Moorhead Diversion Channel P3 Project in North Dakota. Both proposals will be lodged in Q3 and Q4 2017. Earlier in the year, Acciona Concessions also submitted an SOQ for the CONRAC P3 Project, also part of the LAMP process at LAX.Back to speakers