Ignacio Antoñanzas is Managing Partner, Founding Partner of Altamar Infraestructuras and Head of Altamar in Latin America. Ignacio Antoñanzas joined Altamar Capital Partners in 2015 to start a new division that will focus on investments in the infrastructure sector.
Prior to Altamar, during the previous eight years and based in Chile, he had been General Manager for Latin America at ENDESA, S.A. and CEO of Enersis, S.A., leading the group in five countries (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Perú and Colombia), with 12.000 employees, 16.000 MW of power, 7 distribution companies and 14 million clients. During his tenure in Chile the company´s EBITDA doubled from 2.300 to 4.500 $MM. In 2013, he successfully executed the largest capital raising of an electric company in LatAm (6.000 $MM), and in 2014, the purchase of a 50% stake in Gas de Atacama, a 22% of Egedel, and the acquisition of Coelce, which implied an additional 20% raise in their existing stake. Before its time in Chile he held the positions of Deputy General Director of Strategy at ENDESA, coordinating the investment banking activities during Endesa public take-over. Previously he was General Manager of ENDESA Net Factory.
He was named International CEO of the Year by the Latin Trade Group in 2013.
He holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with a Major in Energy and Fuels.