Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 6:45 PM
Where: TBD (Check back for update)
is currently the General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Autopistas Metropolitanas de Puerto Rico, LLC (“metropistas”), the first toll road Public-Private Partnership in Puerto Rico established through a consortium by Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. and Goldman Sachs in 2011to operate, manage, maintain, rehabilitate, toll and expand two toll roads for a 40-year term in exchange for the payment of an upfront concession fee equal to $1.136 billion. As General Counsel, Mr. Torres has ultimate responsibility for all legal support to metropistas, serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the board of directors and leading the company’s Legal department. As head of the Legal department, he oversees all legal services, the contract management function, litigation, as well as other matters, such as government relations and risk management (insurance). As the company’s chief compliance officer, Mr. Torres is responsible for managing legal, regulatory, and compliance programs that enable metropistas to operate effectively, while adhering to the highest ethical standards and meeting regulatory and Concession requirements. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Company, where he is the record-keeper and primary coordinator for all Board of Director matters.
About Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A.: Abertis is the international market leader in the management of toll roads and terrestrial and satellite telecommunication infrastructures. It is present in more than 10 countries in Europe and the Americas (including Spain, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, France, and the United States) and is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange and is on the IBEX 35 and the international FTSEurofirst 300 and Standard & Poors’ Europe 350 indexes.
About Goldman Sachs: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. GS Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) is one of the largest infrastructure fund managers globally, having raised more than $10 billion of capital since the inception of the direct private investment business in 2006. The primary focus for GSIP is on investment opportunities with the following parameters: Sectors including transportation infrastructure (such as airports, ports, railways and roads) and utilities infrastructure (such as electricity, gas and water networks and conventional/ renewable contracted power generation); Global mandate across OECD countries; and target investment sizes ranging from $100 million to $500 million of GSIP capital per investment, with the ability to do larger transactions with additional partners.
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