SÃO PAULO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Salamanca Group, the Merchant Banking and Operational Risk Management business, announces the appointment of Emil de Carvalho as Managing Director of its new Latin American headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Prior to joining Salamanca Group, Emil de Carvalho was General Manager for International Security at Vale, the global mining company, and formerly held management positions at Control Risks and International SOS. Emil has a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and has further management and leadership qualifications from Wharton, MIT and IMD. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
The headquarters located on Praia de Botafogo will operate as Salamanca Group’s regional hub for conducting business activities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The Group already delivers a spectrum of risk management services across Latin America and, since 2008, has provided Merchant Banking services to clients in the real estate and private equity sectors in North East Brazil.
Salamanca Group is currently involved in a range of Operational Risk projects across the region including on-going risk advisory services, executive protection and resilience services to a number clients in the mining, energy, construction, insurance, legal and other sectors. The Group is also involved in several private equity investments, including Ecocil, one of North East Brazil’s largest real estate development companies, and a new company to provide bulk and wet storage logistics services across Brazil. Salamanca Group is also acting as the exclusive arranger of equity investments into the Trump Towers commercial real estate development in Porto Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro.
Commenting on the new office and appointment, Martin Bellamy, CEO of Salamanca Group, said: “The opening of the Rio Office will allow Emil and his team to better deliver the Group’s full range of Merchant Banking and Operational Risk services to Latin America and the Caribbean. This office will consolidate our presence in this important region, together with our office in Natal that will continue to manage and develop investment opportunities in the North East of the country.”
Emil de Carvalho, Managing Director of Latin America for Salamanca Group commented: “This is an excellent opportunity to consolidate our position in an important and evolving emerging market. The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean grew by over 3% last year, outstripping those of Europe. We are now extremely well positioned to support our clients to take full advantage of this growth. ”
Salamanca Group integrates traditional Merchant Banking practices and values with sophisticated Operational Risk Management expertise. We help clients achieve their goals by offering investment and advisory services, with a focus on real estate, energy and natural resources, private equity, infrastructure and clean technology, hand-in-hand with operational risk and project delivery expertise. These disciplines combine to provide a holistic framework that grows capital, enables business and protects people, with a focus on growth markets and complex jurisdictions. Our approach extends to our clients’ individual lifestyles, providing discreet and pragmatic advice and services including education, relocation and immigration advisory as well as security services.
Salamanca Capital Partners LLP (“SCP”) is the principal regulated entity for Salamanca Group, authorised by the FCA. Neither SCP nor its appointed representatives are regulated as a bank.