Washington DC-based K&M Advisors has announced that Alfonso Guzman has been appointed as new President of the firm.
K&M became a Dorado Group company in January 2014. The Dorado Group acquired K&M Advisors, as a strategic move to have a solid presence in the growing infrastructure advisory market, given the strong synergies between Dorado's project development and investment business, and K&M's advisory services.
William J Kappaz, Chairman of K&M and CEO of The Dorado Group, said:
"We are delighted to have Alfonso join K&M as its new President where he will oversee all aspects of the company's operations and marketing strategy. Alfonso's arrival on May 12, 2014 marked the beginning of a new and exciting era for K&M. Alfonso brings significant hands on experience structuring and implementing infrastructure transactions, policies and regulations, and has an impressive track record growing a leading global advisory business."
K&M offers technical and financial advisory to governments and private investors in infrastructure projects, with a special focus on power projects. K&M has developed more than 40GW of new generation capacity that mobilized more than US$45 billion in private capital in 51 nations.
Mr. Guzman said after the appointment:
"My understanding of private and governmental perspectives enables me to give incisive, practical and solutions-oriented advice in a broad range of industry sectors. I'm glad to have joined K&M Advisors and its team of experts; and look forward to furthering its outstanding record of success, achieved with the highest standard ethics, integrity and professionalism."
Mr. Guzman has worked for 21 years advising governments and investors in 36 countries, on development of infrastructure policies and projects. Prior to K&M, Mr. Guzman was Managing Director of the Castalia office in Washington D.C., which he opened in 2006 and led its growth thereafter. Before Castalia, he was a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche's Utilities and Infrastructure team in nation's capital. His professional career also includes senior positions with the government of Colombia and an engineering firm in that country. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in civil engineering, and also a Master's in business and finance from the London Business School.