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Francisco Diez Quiralte

Business Development Director LATAM
Canadian Solar Inc

Francisco heads the business development activities of Canadian Solar Energy Group in LATAM.
He has been responsible for generating a regional pipeline of over 500 MWp, mainly guided by projects awarded in government auctions – including 400 MWp in Brazil (from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd federal auctions) and 70 MWp in Mexico (from the 1st federal auction) among others.
Francisco leads Canadian Solar investment opportunities in the region, designing local strategy, managing project analyses, structuring and acquisitions, as well as supervising closings and executions together with an over 10-employee multi-regional team in LATAM.
 
His background in renewables includes PV, wind, CSP and CPV energy technologies, having guided the strategy for regional markets, auction processes and key project partners (Developers, Advisors, EPCs, Lenders, Investors…) and overseen Due Diligence, EPC/O&M contracts, financial closing and sale processes.
Proven track record in solar PV since 2009, covering energy deals all over EU and LATAM markets and holding international business development positions with leading players in the renewable energy industry.  
Executive skills focused on the management of a 10-member team, involvement in multi-cultural atmospheres within a rapidly-changing environment and intense interaction with multi-disciplinary teams (tax, legal, financial, technical…)
Key deliverables aimed at resource allocation, return assessment, risk mitigation strategies and deal closings in time-pressure contexts.
 
Francisco holds a Master’s of Business Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

 

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