Hubert Porte Founding Partner
  • French, with 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Europe and Chile
  • Chilean resident for the last 24 years, with over 16 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • Co-founder of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds Managers (ACAFI)
  • Current member of the board of directors of the Chilean companies Ama Time, Invexans (INVEXANS.CL), Loginsa, Plastic Omnium Chile and Vitamina
  • Board member of the French company Nexans (NEX.PA)
  • Education: EBS

 

François Edant Founding Partner
  • French, with over 20 years of experience in the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, as a French Trade Commissioner in several countries such as Iran, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Chile
  • Chilean resident for the last 21 years, with over 18 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • Past President of the French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and current board member of Coface Chile and of Fundación Empresarial EuroChile
  • Education: IEP (BA), ENA (Master degree in Political Science and Administration)
Gustavo Rivera Partner and CEO
  • Chilean, with over 19 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • 10 years of experience in Investment Banking, executing M&A, project finance and acquisition finance deals, as well as capital market transactions with institutions such as Bankers Trust, American Express and BBVA
  • 9 years of experience in Private Equity as Partner and CEO of Ecus Private Equity, participating in all acquisitions, value creation strategy design and implementations and exits for Ecus Private Equity’s different funds
  • Board member of the Chilean companies Loginsa and Ama Time
  • Education: Universidad de Chile (Business Administration degree and Master in Finance)
Jaime Vela Managing Director
  • 20 years of experience in the power generation industry in Chile
  • M&A and Strategic Planning experience for the international expansion of Endesa-Chile
  • Founding partner of an internet trading platform of energy contracts in Argentina
  • COO and Senior Consultant at SW Consulting
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2014
  • Education: Universidad de Chile (Business Administration degree), Harvard Business School (MBA)
Nicolas Malard Investment Director
  • 19 years of experience bringing together European and Latin American companies
  • Experience in the financial sector and in transnational cooperation projects and programs, namely taking part in operations around small and medium agribusiness companies (e.g. greenfield investments, joint ventures, technological transfers)
  • Board member of several firms belonging to the financial and agribusiness sectors
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2012
  • Education: AgroParisTech (Master of Science in Agronomy), La Sorbonne (Master in Industrial Development and Project Evaluation)
Fernanda Corrales Investment Director
  • Experience in management consulting (The Boston Consulting Group, Santiago) and investment banking (Credit Suisse, NY)
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2009 and was part of Ecus Private Equity I’s Investment Team for three and a half years, evaluating and structuring several investment opportunities and monitoring the fund’s portfolio
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Business Administration degree), The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA, Palmer Scholar)
Enrique Ovalle Senior Investment Analyst
  • Experience in M&A, financial consulting and stock and bond issuances at Banco BICE
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2014
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Business Administration degree)

 

Jose Cañete CFO
  • Specialist in financial and tax analysis who has over 15 years of experience in bank accounting and 16 years of experience in investment fund accounting
  • Education: General Accountant/Auditor degree