Cycle-tested leadership with a deep knowledge of the local markets where we operate

Arturo Saval

Chairman and
Senior Managing Partner

Roberto Langenauer

CEO and
Senior Managing Partner

Alejandro Gorozpe

CFO and
Managing Partner

Maite Ballester

Iberia
Senior Managing Partner

Alejandro Diazayas

Iberia
Managing Partner

Pablo Gallo

Iberia
Managing Partner

Iker Paullada

Mexico
Director

Inés Bonet

Iberia
Finance Director

Javier Onieva

Iberia
Director

Javier Orozco

Mexico
Director

Juan Pedro Dávila

Iberia
Director

Santiago Villalobos

Mexico
Director

Luis Ascencio

Mexico
Vice-President

Abel Grande

Iberia
Jr. Analyst

Alejandro Barrientos

Mexico
Accountant

Alejandro Franco

Mexico
Jr. Analyst

Alonso González

Mexico
Analyst

Ana Vidal

General Counsel

Andrea Gamboa

Mexico
Intern

Christianne Ibáñez

Head of
Investor Relations

Daniel Uruñuela

Mexico
Associate

Diana Echemendia

Investor Relations

Erika Peña​

Mexico
Assistant

Fernando Tena

Mexico
Jr. Analyst

Fernando Zapata

Legal

Geraldine Blavin

Mexico
Assistant

Jaime Gómez

Iberia
Analyst

Javier Rodriguez

Mexico
Associate

Katia Castañeda

Mexico
Accountant

Lorenzo Mosig

Mexico
Associate

Lucila Gomez

Mexico
Intern

Mikel Aranzabal

Mexico
Associate

Nalleli Martinez

Mexico
Accountant

Silvia Sánchez

Iberia
Assistant

Rafael Ruiz

Iberia
Analyst

Rodrigo González

Mexico
Analyst

Verónica López

Mexico
Assistant

Arturo Saval

Chairman and
Senior Managing Partner

Arturo is the Chairman and Senior Managing Partner of the firm. For over two decades, Arturo has helped Nexxus become a leading growth investment firm in Mexico and Spain. He has deep experience in private equity and investment banking, having participated in numerous debt and equity transactions, both private and public, as well as in multiple advisory assignments.  Prior to Nexxus, he held senior positions at Grupo Santander México, Grupo GBM, Interacciones and Grupo Serfin. Arturo also served as Chairman of the Board of the Mexican Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP) and on the Board of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).

Roberto Langenauer

CEO and
Senior Managing Partner

Roberto is the CEO and Senior Managing Director of the firm. He has participated in the completion of all the firm’s investment cycles since 1996 and has extensive experience across the firm’s sectors. He has participated in the investment, management and divestment of several portfolio companies including Homex, Sports World, Crédito Real, Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, Maak Holding, AN Global, PIESA (ZKC), among others. Prior to joining Nexxus, Roberto spent several years at a family-owned company in the manufacturing sector.

Alejandro Gorozpe

CFO and
Managing Partner

Alejandro is the CFO and Managing Partner of the firm. He also oversees the accounting tasks, financial reporting, and tax advisory efforts in support of the portfolio companies. Prior to joining Nexxus in 1999, Alejandro served as a Tax Consultant at PWC and worked for a family-run textiles company. Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Maite Ballester

Iberia
Senior Managing Partner

Maite is the Senior Managing Partner of Nexxus Iberia and has extensive experience in private equity in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2016, she served as Country Head for 3i Spain, Chairman of Ascri, and as a Private Equity Senior Advisor for EY. She also served as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Mexico, the UK, Spain and Portugal. She currently sits on the Boards of Repsol, Prisa Radio, and IWF (International Women’s Forum). Maite holds an MBA from Columbia University and graduated Cum Laude in Finance and Political Science from Boston College.

Alejandro Diazayas

Iberia
Managing Partner

Alejandro is a Managing Partner at Nexxus Iberia. Alejandro has extensive experience in private equity and has participated in the completion of several of the firm’s investment cycles. He is also a board member and member of the Investment Committee of Nexxus Iberia.  Prior to joining Nexxus in 1997, Alejandro worked for a family-owned company, overseeing plant design, quality control, administrative information systems and product design.  Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree with academic excellence in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Pablo Gallo

Iberia
Managing Partner

Pablo is a Managing Partner at Nexxus Iberia. Pablo has decades of experience in private equity, investment and operations in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2016, Pablo was an independent business consultant and investor. Previously, he worked at 3i, where he was Partner for 12 years before joining AZ Capital.  Pablo holds an MBA from IESE and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universitat de Barcelona.

Iker Paullada

Mexico
Director

Iker focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and participates in the Mezzanine investment committee. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2013, Iker worked in the Investment Banking division at Barclays Bank where he participated on Equity, M&A and Debt transactions. Previously, he worked at SAI Consultores, an Investment Boutique firm. Iker holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana where he serves as adjunct professor.

Inés Bonet

Iberia
Finance Director

Inés Bonet is the CFO at Nexxus Iberia. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Inés was the CFO at Aura REE in the Real State area. Previously, she was a Managing Director in Ybarra & Serret and started her career in the PwC auditing area. Inés holds a Business Administration degree from CUNEF University and an MBA from IE Business School.

Javier Onieva

Iberia
Director

Javier focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2018. Javier worked at 3i and was a member of the Board of Directors of different companies in Spain. He also worked in the Investment Banking divisions of Merrill Lynch (London), Arcano (Madrid) and Banco Santander (Madrid).  Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from ICADE.

Javier Orozco

Mexico
Director

Javier focuses on the firm’s Mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2016, Javier was Head of the Corporate Banking Coverage team for Deutsche Bank Mexico. Previously, Javier spent many years in senior banking positions for Citi-Banamex, GE Capital and Bank of America. Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Anahuac del Sur.

Juan Pedro Dávila

Iberia
Director

Juan Pedro focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2016, Juan Pedro worked in investment banking division at J.P. Morgan (London) and afterwards at AZ Capital (Madrid). Juan Pedro holds a double bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE E-3) and an MBA from IE Business School where he graduated with distinction.

Santiago Villalobos

Mexico
Director

Santiago focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and provides support to Iberia. Prior to rejoining Nexxus in 2019, Santiago co-founded Tera Capital, a Mexican based search fund. Previously, he was an Equity Research Analyst at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Santiago has an M.B.A. from Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana, where he serves as an adjunct professor.

Luis Ascencio

Mexico
Vice-President

Luis is a Vice-President based in the Mexico City office. He focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and has executed several investment, divestment, and strategic operational processes for several portfolio companies. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2015, Luis worked at SAI Consultores, an Investment Boutique firm where he concentrated on equity and debt transactions. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Abel Grande

Iberia
Jr. Analyst

Abel is an Intern in the Madrid office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2021, Abel was a Senior Associate at the Deals department in PwC. Previously, he was an Intern at the private equity fund of Alantra. Abel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Comillas Pontifical University.

Alejandro Barrientos

Mexico
Accountant

Alejandro is an Accountant in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2010, Alejandro was a senior auditor at Deloitte in financial auditing services. Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the UNAM, a certification in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from EGADE Business School.

Alejandro Franco

Mexico
Jr.Analyst

Alejandro is a Jr. Analyst in the Mexico City office and holds two bachelors degrees, one in Financial Management and one in Accounting from ITAM. He has passed the CFA Level I.

Alonso González

Mexico
Analyst

Alonso is an Analyst in the Mexico City office Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Alonso served as an investment banking associate, providing advisory services in M&A, structured bond issuances, and private equity capital raisings. Alonso holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Ana Vidal

General Counsel

Ana is the firm’s General Counsel based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2016, Ana worked for 4 years at Basham as a paralegal focused on general corporate matters and corporate finance transactions. Ana received her law degree in 2016 from Universidad Anáhuac.

Andrea Gamboa

Mexico
Intern

Andrea is an Intern in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Andrea was an Intern at Estructura Strategic Advisors in the investment banking division. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Christianne Ibáñez

Head of
Investor Relations

Christianne is the firm’s Head of Investor Relations based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Christianne was the IRO at Vesta and before that she was the IRO at ICA. Christianne holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from Universidad Anahuac and a Corporate Finance degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Daniel Uruñuela

Mexico
Associate

Daniel is an Associate in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Daniel was an Analyst at a Mexican oil company. Previously, he was an Analyst in Fitch Ratings public finance area. Daniel studied Economics in the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and he passed the CFA Level I in 2017.

Diana Echemendia

Investor Relations

Diana is part of the Investor Relations team and previously served as a Mezzanine Analyst based in Mexico City. Before joining Nexxus in 2018, Diana worked at Scotiabank in the asset management area. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and has passed the CFA Level II.

Erika Peña

Mexico
Assistant

Erika is an Assistant in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2006, Erika was a Human Resources Assistant at BMW Group Mexico. Previously, she was an Assistant at Instituto Superior Anglo Americano School. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in languages from the Instituto Superior Anglo Americano.

Fernando

Mexico
Jr. Analyst

Fernando is a Jr. Analyst in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Fernando did an internship at Kala Capital in the financial and sourcing area. Fernando holds a bachelor´s degree in Chemical Engineering by Universidad Iberoamericana and is a candidate for the CFA Level I.

Fernando Zapata

Legal

Fernando is part of the legal team based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Fernando was an associate at EY Law and Creel, García-Cuellar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. in M&A and Banking and Finance Law and was responsible of the pro bono area. Fernando holds a law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho and has an LLM in Banking and Finance Law from Queen Mary University of London.

Geraldine Blavin

Mexico
Assistant

Geraldine is an Assistant in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Geraldine was a Marketing Manager at Iberbrand. Previously, she was an Administrative and Human Resources Director of Grupo Pauel. Geraldine holds an Economics degree from the ITAM and a postgraduate degree in Business Strategy from the University Of Virginia, Darden School of Business. 

Jaime Gómez

Iberia
Analyst

Jaime is an Analyst based in Madrid City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Jaime worked at 3i and at PwC in the Deals division, both in Madrid. Jaime holds a bachelor’ degree in Business Administration from ICADE.

Javier Rodriguez

Mexico
Associate

Javier focuses on the firm’s mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Javier was part of the Equity Research team at Morgan Stanley. Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from ITAM and has passed the CFA Level II.

Katia Castañeda

Mexico
Accountant

Katia is Accountant in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2017. Katia was Tax Analyst at Maxcom. Previously, she was an Accountant in CACSI in the fiscal area. Katia holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting by the IPN.

Lorenzo Mosig

Mexico
Associate

Lorenzo focuses on the firm’s mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Lorenzo worked in the Latam Infrastructure and Energy Investment Team at BlackRock where he participated on Equity and Debt transactions. Previously, he worked as advisor to the CEO at CFE, Mexican state-owned electricity utility. Lorenzo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master’s in Finance both from Universidad Anahuac and has passed the CFA Level II.

Lucila Gomez

Mexico
Intern

Lucila is an Intern in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Lucila worked in the administration and marketing team at Netec. Lucila holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Mikel Aranzabal

Mexico
Associate

Mikel focuses on the firm’s portfolio companies development in Mexico and serves as member of boards and committees of certain portfolio companies. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2017, Mikel was responsible for the financial planning of Taco Holding, a Nexxus portfolio company. Mikel holds a B.S. in finance from Universidad Iberoamericana

Nalleli Martinez

Mexico
Accountant

Nalleli is an Accountant in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2016, Nalleli Martinez was an Accounting Assistant at Consultores Aplicativos Contables. Nalleli holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the IPN.

Silvia Sánchez

Iberia
Assistant

Silvia is an Assistant in the Madrid office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Silvia was an Assitant at Acciona. Previously, she was a Receptionist at Ford España. Silvia holds a degree in Information and Assistance from Hotel Escuela de la Comunidad de Madrid and has taken several online courses.

Rafael Ruiz

Iberia
Analyst

Rafael is an Analyst based in Madrid office. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2020, Rafael worked for 3 years at Alantra’s (former N+1) Active Fund QMC and Corporate Finance areas. Rafael holds a Master’s in Finance from IE Business School and a double degree in Business Administration and Finance from Barton College. Rafael passed the CFA Level III in 2019.

Rodrigo González

Mexico
Analyst

Rodrigo is an Analyst in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Rodrigo served as an Associate in the investment banking division at Actinver, where he also assisted in managing the bank’s private equity fund. Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Veronica

Mexico
Assistant

Verónica is an Assistant in the Mexico City office.  Prior to joining Nexxus in 2006, Verónica was an Assistant to the CFO at Industrias Innopack. Previously, she was an assistant to the CEO at Grupo Azucarero México. Verónica holds a Law degree from Unitec and attended a Master´s Seminar for top management administration executives at IPADE.

Silvia

Iberia
Assistant

Silvia is an Assistant in the Madrid office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Silvia was an Assitant at Acciona. Previously, she was a Receptionist at Ford España. Silvia holds a degree in Information and Assistance from Hotel Escuela de la Comunidad de Madrid and has taken several online courses.

Martin Ricoy

Pumping Team Chairman

Martin Ricoy has an Extensive career in US multinational in various management positions, such as Crown Cork, Campbell Soup Company or Ralston Purina.

He has served as CEO of Kayser Roth Corporation in Greensboro, CEO of GRUMA Corporation in Dallas, and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid for Europe.

Martin now serves as CEO of Pumping Team and Chairman of Gebomsa.

Martin holds a BBA from The University of Notre Dame (USA)  and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance.

Ivo Van Vollenhoven

Twenty Four Seven CEO

+19 years in production industry; prior to 24/7, Freelance Production Manager 1998-00 and Producer of Bee’s Pictures 2000-04.

Leader and visionary. Holds relationship with clients. Aims to grow the business to a multinational production servicer.

Graduate in European Arts Audio-Visual Media Productions by Humberside University.

Nur Cristiani

JP Morgan Head of Mexico Equity Research and Strategy

Nur Cristiani, CFA, is J.P. Morgan’s Mexico Equity Strategist. She has been with the firm for ten years and has been ranked among the top 3 in Mexico Strategy in Institutional Investor for all of them. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Nur worked as an EM Strategist for the Mexico Onshore Private Bank of Credit Suisse and as a portfolio manager at BBVA for six years, managing LatAm portfolios ranging from government and corporate fixed income to derivatives and equities. She was the youngest woman to receive the CFA designation in Mexico back in 2009 and is actively engaged in J.P. Morgan´s efforts for promoting female advancement in the financial industry.

Álvaro Arrigunaga

Modatelas CEO

Prior to joining Modatelas, he served as the SVP & Chief Merchandising Officer at Walmart Mexico and Central America. With more than two decades of experience in retail, Alvaro has been responsible of the commercial strategy, sales, margins, profits, P&L and store growth of Walmart, Bodega discount stores and Superama supermarkets. Previously he held senior positions as Vice-president of Walmart, Suburbia, Bodega Aurrera and Superama. Alvaro also serves as a member of the Board and Foundation of Walmart. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from la Universidad de las Américas.

Mariuz Calvet

Banorte Director of Sustainability and Responsible Investment

Mariuz has a Law and International Relations Degree, with a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Latin America. After a period in the academia and civil society organizations, she has 15 years’ experience in corporate sustainability and is now Director of Sustainability and Responsible Investment in Grupo Financiero Banorte. She is President of the Sustainability Group in the Mexican Stock Exchange, Vice-President of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in the International Chamber of Commerce – Mexico. She is part of the group of founders of the Principles for Responsible Banking with the United Nations, member of the LATAM Committee for the Principles for Responsible Investment and Co-Chair for the Global Working Group of the Task-Force for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

Marimar Torreblanca

Miranda Partners ESG CEO

Marimar is founding partner and CEO of Miranda ESG, a sustainability advisory firm for corporates and investors. She is also partner of Miranda IR (aninvestor Relations advisory firm for corporates) and co-founder of Mujeres en Finanzas Mexico (a non-profit organization which seeks to provide the necessary tools to help women in the Mexican financial industry advance their careers). Marimar has over 16 years experience in financial and strategic analysis. Before Miranda Partners, she held different positions at UBS, specializing in real estate Equity research for over 10 years. She has analyzed companies in different industries and different development stages, including many of them undergoing capital market transactions. Marimar graduated with honors from the Economics program at ITAM and later completed a Masters in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst certificate from the CFA institute

Jorge Raull

Transnetwork CEO

Mr. Raull has ample experience in the financial services markets, having worked for Citigroup and Banamex for more than 13 years in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the USA. Between 1995 and 2000 Mr. Raull was General Manager for Banamex’s Houston Agency. He obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is fluent in Spanish, German and English.

He is a founding partner and CEO of Transnetwork LLC;  the most diversified B2B electronic domestic and cross-border processing and payment platform in Latin America, with over 60,000 locations through the largest retailers and Banks  in 12 countries. 

Aby Lijtszain

Traxion Executive President

Aby Lijtszain is a distinguished Mexican entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in the transportation and logistics industry in Mexico. In 1998, at the age of 20 he executed his first acquisition and founded Transportes LIPU, which today is the largest student and personnel transportation company in the country. Some years later, and with a vision of integrating a highly fragmented sector, he founded TRAXION. Currently, Mr. Lijtszain is co-founder and Executive President. In only eight years, TRAXIÓN has evolved into the largest mobility and logistics company in Mexico and consolidated as the pivot between the logistics and transportation industry, and the financial sector in the country, establishing the first such investment platform in Mexico. Moreover, Mr. Lijtszain has executed and successfully integrated more than 15 M&A transactions and founded and sponsored several companies including a vehicle leasing firm aimed to government institutions, diverse advertising and marketing businesses, and a security company. Mr. Lijtszain holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM) and earned a degree in Business Consulting from the same institution.

Jorge Restrepo

PriceTravel Co-CEO

Jorge Restrepo is a Colombian entrepreneur with broad experience in the tourism industry and deep knowledge of digital marketing and travel focused technological innovations. At the age of 32, Jorge founded TiquetesBaratos.com, the leading online travel agency (“OTA”) in Colombia by number of transactions. In 2015, Jorge joined PriceTravel through the acquisition of TiquetesBaratos. Jorge now serves as Co-CEO, where he has implemented a state of the art technological platform and overseen the implementation of key strategies and best practices throughout the company, positioning PriceTravel as one of the leading OTAs in both Mexico and Colombia. Jorge holds a Business Administration Degree from the ICESI Colombia.