Guillermo de Saint Malo Eleta


Guillermo de Saint Malo Eleta is a Panamanian entrepreneur and philanthropist who serves as CEO of Eleta, a diversified family investment fund that originated with his grandfather Fernando Eleta Almarán, founder of Panama’s first broadcasting company. Eleta has investments in telecommunications, renewable energies, real estate, luxury tourism and agribusiness.  

Within the energy sector, Eleta has developed hydro, solar and LNG energy projects powering Panama’s national grid as well as isolated systems in remote areas of the country, providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy, most recently with the operations of the Santa Fe LNG Power Plant, the first isolated LNG regasification plant in Central America and the first LNG-based internal combustion engine plant in the Republic of Panama.

Mr. De Saint Malo also leads Canal Venture Capital, an investment fund from which he has launched health and wellness companies, maritime services, real estate projects and technology-based start-ups. He serves on the board of various companies as well as NGOs.

He has a business degree from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts.