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Jean-Valery Patin

Head of Project Finance Brazil & Hispanic Latam
BNP Paribas

Jean-Valery is the Head of the Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance - Latin America team at BNP Paribas, a team of 15 professionals based in New York and San Paolo. He is also a Managing Director at the Bank. Jean-Valery has over 17 years of experience in the arranging and advisory of financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors across the Latin America region. Jean-Valery was instrumental in the development of innovative solutions to finance projects on the continent. For instance, since 2008 he has co-led Bank's effort in 8 closed or ongoing project bonds, sometimes sharing collateral with a bank tranche such as the Via Parque Rimac transaction in Peru. These transactions achieved record tenors (most recently the ATS transaction in Peru), spanned across various infra & energy sectors (including Oaxaca II & IV in Mexico, the first Latin American Renewable project bonds) and appropriately mitigated construction risk, as applicable. Jean-Valery and his team also led numerous leading advisory and/or arranging assignments in the region, each with a unique financing scheme combining commercial bank and/or export credit agencies & development banks. These included, among others, Guarulhos Airport in Brazil ; Reficar and El Dorado in Colombia ; or the ongoing Ramones II projects in Mexico and Octopus project in Chile. Prior to working in New York, Jean-Valery worked in BNP Paribas Frankfurt, Paris, Buenos Aires and San Paolo, with a special focus on Project Finance and Fixed Income. Jean-Valery holds a degree in finance & economics from HEC, France's leading business school and a Master degree in management from the CEMS (Community of European Management Schools). He also graduated in September 2007 with the academic honors from an executive MBA at Columbia University, NY. Jean-Valery is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and German.

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