Chief, Infrastructure and Energy Division
Javier Rodríguez de Colmenares is the Chief of the Infrastructure & Energy Division at IDB Invest since August 2016. As head of the Division, he leads the private sector agenda of IDB Group in the infrastructure space with a focus on Transportation, Energy, Water & Sanitation, PPPs and Social Infrastructure (Education & Health). Mr. Rodriguez de Colmenares, a Spanish national, has extensive experience in Project Finance, LBOs, Debt Advisory, PPP structuring as well as in Derivatives, Credit Analysis and Debt re‐structuring in Latin America, North America, Europe and Australia. Prior to joining IDB Invest, he was Deputy Chief Risk Officer at Banco Santander Brazil and before that, Global Head of Project & Acquisition Finance for the Santander Group based in Madrid. During his tenure as Global Head of Project Finance, Santander ranked Top 3 in the Global Project Finance Bookrunner League Tables and the bank developed the Project Bond underwriting platform, particularly in the Americas. He started his career at BBVA as a Project Finance Banker. Mr. Rodriguez de Colmenares received his Law Degree and MA in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE (U. Pontificia Comillas) and his Master’s Degree in Investment Banking and Global Markets from BBVA’s School of Finance.