Wolfgang Schaefer - (President) Mr. Schaefer was Vice President for Finance and Administration at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), a Washington-based multilateral merchant bank; Senior VP for International Investment Banking at Shearson Lehman in New York; Senior Financial Analyst at the World Bank; and Project Manager at Berlin Consult, a German general contractor. Mr. Schaefer received his Masters Degree in Business Administration, Engineering and Economics from the Technical University of Berlin.
Richard I. Burnham has extensive experience in syndicated credit facilities, export credit guarantee facilities and bond issues in international project finance. He was Manager-Syndications at the International Financial Corporation, responsible for structuring and arranging financing for private sector enterprises and greenfield projects in developing countries. Mr. Burnham also worked in the corporate department of Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York and was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Burnham is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Janusz Krasowskiis currently concentrating on Internet companies. Hehas over 20 years of experience in private project financing, investment banking, private equity and venture capital funds, financial sector and capital markets transactions, with primary focus in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was Division Manager at the Inter-American Investment Corporation, and Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC. Mr. Krasowski earned his MBA from Fundaçáo Getulio Vargas in Sâo Paulo, Brazil.
Jean-Pierre Schwartz specializes in promoting, structuring and financing investment projects in developing countries (Latin America, Eastern Europe and Russia, North Africa) for private sector clients. Mr. Schwartz was Manager of the Mexico-Caribbean Division at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC, and Senior Consultant at P.A. Management Consultants in Paris, France. Mr. Schwartz received his M.S. in Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Enrique Wetzler concentrates on establishment and implementation of business strategies and financing schemes, especially in equity investments, corporate restructuring and privatization projects. He was Advisor to the Board of Potasio Rio Colorado (PRC), Argentina, for a Potash Mining Project. He was Assistant Vice President of operations at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and worked at the International Finance Corporation, (IFC) in Washington DC, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Union Bank of Switzerland, Siderar S.A. and Cinplast S.A. Mr. Wetzler earned his Licenciado (graduate degree) in Finance and Business Administration at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and Universidad Católica in Buenos Aires.