#LNGAmericas 2–4 November 2021

Vera de Gyarfas

VERA DE GYARFAS is a Partner in the Corporate Finance and Investments Practice Group at King & Spalding.  Ms. De Gyarfas’ practice is focused on international energy projects  with a special focus on Latin America and Africa representing companies in upstream exploration and production projects, LNG and other gas projects, under joint ventures, profit sharing agreements, operating services agreements, EPC contracts, and oilfield service contracts.  Ms. De Gyarfas’ expertise in LNG involves the negotiation and drafting of host government and other investment agreements, analysis of existing regulation and Government negotiations, LNG sales and purchase agreements, gas supply agreements, tolling and terminal usage agreements, among others.

Alejandro Alle

Alejandro has more than 25 years of experience in the Energy Business in Latin America.

Natural from Argentina, Mechanical Engineer (Mar del Plata, 1987) and Master in Economics (Buenos Aires, 1992), started his career with a scholarship granted by CNEA (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina) in 1988

At the dawn of the privatizations of public services in Argentina, happened at the early 90´s, Alejandro as well as several other (by the time…) young professionals, entered into the business development activity of natural gas business in Argentina.

During most of the 90´s Alejandro, still based in Buenos Aires, Alejandro worked for Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC, Soldati Group) in the development of natural gas projects in LatAm: GasAndes pipeline (Argentina/Chile), storage in Santa Lucía (Uruguay), Distribution business in Hermosillo (Mexico), etc.

In the year 2000 Alejandro received the proposal to be part of the team that developed from scratch the liquid fuels business in Central America under the brand Puma, at the time controlled by the mentioned Soldati Group. During more than 9 years Alejandro was General Manager of Puma El Salvador.

In 2009, together with Salvadoran partners, Alejandro founded Quantum Energy, a company to develop power businesses in Central American, both renewables and thermal.

After being awarded a renewable 20-year PPA in Guatemala, Quantum decided to participate in the 355 MW, 20-year PPA launched by the government of El Salvador. Once awarded the PPA, Quantum created the SPV company named Energía del Pacífico, where Alejandro is the Executive Director.

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