Fernando founded Dax Energy in late 2014. He was its CEO until June 2018, and he remains its chairman and main shareholder. During his tenure as Dax’s CEO the company obtained many advisory mandates in Chile including buy-side M&A and sell-side PPAs. For instance, a transaction in 2Q 2018 included the purchase of one wind farm and one solar farm by a US-based private equity fund client. Dax Energy also raised two rounds of equity in 2016 and 2017 to invest in early-stage development of wind and solar energy projects in Argentina, some of which have signed project development agreements with large international players.
Before forming Dax, Fernando led Pattern Energy’s South American business development where he managed development and investments reaching over $500 million in five years. Fernando developed at Pattern the 115 MW El Arrayán wind farm (in operations since 2014). Afterwards, Fernando developed the 104 MW Conejo Solar project (in operations since 2016). He also negotiated long-term PPAs for both projects. Previously, Fernando was Itinere North America’s CEO, a Spanish infrastructure investment company expanding into the US. Before this, Fernando spent over 10 years as a project finance banker (in Washington DC, New York and Madrid). In such capacity, he financed energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas and Europe with over $15 billion in value.
Fernando holds a M.A. in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University – SAIS (USA), and a B.A. from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). He also completed Executive Education courses at Harvard University in 2017.
Alejandro’s career spans 22 years, in which he had many senior management positions. He has worked in project development and operations and project execution with industrial clients. Before joining Dax Energy in 2018, he had founded Energyworks Chile in 2015, an engineering and construction management company
Previously he was Development Manager for Llay Llay wind farm project at Nordex (a German wind turbine manufacturer and wind energy developer) from 2013 to 2015. From 2012 to 2013, Alejandro was Business Development Manager and Deputy Construction Manager for El Arrayan Wind Farm from 2012 to 2013 (Santiago, Chile).
From 2009-2012, Alejandro was a Management Consultant in the oil and gas sector with emphasis on natural gas engineering, construction and commissioning. His work included engineering design for GasAndes gas pipeline, which connects Argentina and Chile. He also worked for ARCAN Engineering, Nova Gas, TransCanada, and Compañia de Aceros del Pacífico (CAP).
Alejandro received his Industrial Engineer degree from Universidad Mayor (Chile in 1996).