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Felipe Vilá is the Chief Executive Officer of Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., also known as “Fondo de Fondos” (“Fund of Funds”) since 2009. Fondo de Fondos is an investment vehicle incorporated by four Mexican development banks (Nacional Financiera, Focir, Bancomext and Banobras). Fondo de Fondos manages commitments of more than 1.0 billion US dollar in almost 80 private equity funds (mainly growth capital and venture capital strategies), with accumulated participation in more than 580 companies in Mexico and Latin America.
Felipe has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including alternative asset management, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and capital markets. During its experience in project finance, he has been responsible of bids from international and national consortiums on projects of power generation centrals, high ways, ports, water treatment plants, water distribution reds, and other infrastructure projects. Additionally, Felipe leaded investment teams responsible for the privatization of more than 100 government owned companies and participated in more than 20 mergers in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as acquisitions of various companies in Mexico.
Before joining in Fondo de Fondos in 2009, Felipe was Head of Investment Banking at HSBC, and CEO of HSBC Securities in Mexico.
During his professional live he has served in more than 20 private company’s board of directors.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Economic (1971, honors) and a master in business administration (1973) from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, and he obtained a PhD in Economics (1983) from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.