Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Latin America: SMBC

Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Latin America: SMBC

The Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards review period overlapped significantly with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, disrupting business and increased the amount of uncertainty for getting deals done in the marketplace. However, as Luis Fernando Perdigón, SMBC’s new head of Latin America, described the year as “probably the best that we have had, by far.” What drove that was the completion of several leading deals that had been building momentum for years, culminating in completion during the review period. That is putting the pressure on his replacement, David González, who now heads up the project and infrastructure division at the Japanese bank. “I’m in a very difficult posi

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