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Rodolfo M Valente

Project Finance Superintendent
SMBC Group

Rodolfo Valente joined SMBCB’s Specialized Finance Department in May 2016. Prior to joining SMBCB, Rodolfo worked for one year as a   Senior Banker for infrastructure clients at HSBC’s Large Corporate Area.  Before HSBC, Rodolfo held a position as Project Finance Director at INTL FC Stone and Standard Bank during one and four years, respectively. At Standard Bank he also was Head of Investment Banking for two years. 

Rodolfo also  held for six years  (2002 – 2008) the position  of Senior VP at ABN AMRO’s  Project Finance  Department  and  Director of Project  & Trade Finance at  Banco Sudameris during  1999-2002. Rodolfo has international experience as a project financier at Taylor DeJongh Inc and MIGA (World Bank) both in Washington DC. The professional background of Rodolfo also includes six years at the international treasury departments of Banco Garantia and Banco Multiplic during 1990-1996. 

Since 1997, Rodolfo has been actively participating as advisor, coordinator, executor and financier of infrastructure project financing  services related to energy (wind farms, solar, transmission, hydro and thermal  generation), logistics (toll roads, airports, urban mobility), water & waste water  projects in Brazil and other countries in the region.  Relevant projects include Viracopos Airport; VBC Energia; Rodovias AutoBan (Anhanguera Bandeirantes), Costanera Norte e Viabahia; Metrô ViaQuatro; Linhas de Transmissão Norte Sul, ATE III and JMM; Jeceaba Valourec, Saneatins, Água Limpa Paulista; e Pedra do Sal, Bons Ventos, Xique Xique, Ventos do Araripe III and Santa Vitória do Palmar. 

Mr. Valente is a trained economist and holds a Master Degree in International Business Diplomacy from Gerogetown University in the United States. 

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