Optimal mix of industrial, infrastructure and finance backgrounds
Gonzalo López MedinaManaging Partner
Involved in infrastructure asset management and advisory for the last 19 years. In 2009, Gonzalo founded White Summit Capital. Started his career in London, in the Energy & Utilities M&A team at Citi. MSci in Mathematics from Universidad Autónoma Madrid and Imperial College and a Masters degree in Finance from ICADE. Member of the Executive Committee of Nortegas and Board Member of I77 Mobility Partners in North Carolina.
Pablo PallásManaging Partner
Pablo has over 20 years of experience in finance and investments with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining WSC, he was Managing Director and Head of Iberian M&A for Citi, where he spent 15 years working in New York, London and Madrid. He also held positions at Banco Santander, Cemex and Amazon. He has an MBA from University of Michigan, a B.A in Economics from Universidad de Valencia and a B.S in European Economics from Middlesex University. Pablo is a Fundación ICO and Fundación Bancaja scholar. Member of the Executive Committee of Nortegas.
Enrique Díaz-RatoSenior Advisor
35 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Former CEO of Cintra, a global leading transport infrastructure company with c. ~€19bn of assets under management. Enrique has previously worked in leadership positions at Cintra and other infra-related companies. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Economic Sciences, as well as an MBA from the EOI.
Stefan KreherChief Operating Officer
Stefan has over 20 years of experience in the insurance sector in different positions of responsibility. Stefan’s previous positions include Deputy CFO of Generali Group Switzerland. Stefan is a CFA and holds a Masters in Banking and Finance from University of Basel.
Joined White Summit Capital in 2016. Previously spent 9 years working for Citi’s Investment Banking division from both London and Sao Paulo. His primary coverage responsibilities were for the Power & Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors. He has prior experience covering Telecoms & Financial Institutions. During his career, he advised on numerous M&A, DCM and ECM transactions, including several landmark deals. He holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London.
Amaia del VillarPrincipal
Former Corporate Strategy Manager at Gas Natural Fenosa (now Naturgy), where she spent more than five years covering different positions in the Strategy and Development team. Previously, Amaia spent four years working for Citi's Investment Banking division in Madrid and in London. Amaia holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Deusto Business School (Bilbao). Member of the Executive Committee of Nortegas and Board Member of La Isla.
José Fernández-VelascoHead of Renewables
Involved for more than 12 years in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior joining to WSC, José worked in the Structure Financing in Jinko Power International focused in solar PV in Europe and Latin America where he developed and financed over 500MW of solar PV assets. José previously worked in the infrastructure and energy team of European investment banking boutique Altium Capital. He holds degrees in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville.
Miguel EscaladaInvestment Professional
Miguel has previous experience in M&A at Natixis and BNP Paribas in Madrid, as well as RBS in London. He holds a degree in Business Administration from ICADE, and completed an exchange programme in Dublin City University.
Marcos GillisInvestment Professional
Formerly worked in M&A at Alantra and Barclays. Holds a degree in Business Administration from ICADE (Madrid), and completed an exchange programme in Lancaster University.
Jaime Álvarez de LorenzanaInvestment Professional
Jaime has prior experience working in M&A at Greenhill & Co and BNP Paribas, as well as private equity at HIG Capital. He holds a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF University, Madrid.
Gilles GueganOperations & Value Creation
Gilles has over 37 years experience in the energy sector, especially in gas and electricity Utilities in France and Europe. He was the former CEO of IZGAZ in Turkey (a subsidiary of ENGIE) and has been Vice-Chairman of the Distribution Committee of the French Technical Association (AFG). Gilles is an electrotechnical engineer (HEI Lille) and a graduate from ESSEC Paris, London Business School and L’Ecole d’application des Techniques Gazieres (Paris).
Dirk van PeteghemOperations & Value Creation
Dirk is the former Deputy General Manager (Technical) of gas LDC and IZGAZ (Turkey), and the former Head of Sector of gas and electricity distribution company IVERLEK, Belgium. Graduate of L’Ecole de Mines Paris (Gas Distribution Specialist), KIHO Gent and H.I.V.A. Leuven (Safety Engineer).