Leandro Alves is Principal and Co-founder of Falvez Energy, www.falvez.com, where Falvez Energy is a premiere independent power company developing the future of energy in the Americas by creating consistent long-term cash-flows in favored market conditions to deliver a sound basis for appreciation. Falvez Energy’s vision is to bring the International Capital Markets to renewable energy projects in the Americas, where Falvez Energy's expertise lies in financial structuring. Falvez Energy’s goal, from day one, is to have projects that sufficiently attractive to warrant long-term Foreign Direct Investment.
Prior to forming Falvez Energy, Leandro Alves was Head of the Energy Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), www.iadb.org (from 2007 to 2013), responsible for Energy, Oil and Gas, and Extractive Industries, for the Latin American Region. Under Mr. Alves’ leadership, IDB’s public sector energy loan approvals increased nine-fold since its inception in 2007, in which the IDB approved approximately US$1 billion in energy projects annually. Mr. Alves’ guidance, the IDB founded the Energy Innovation Center, in which the following companies joined the Energy Innovation Center, with both financial resources as well as personnel: Vestas (Denmark); Enel (Italy); Abengoa (Spain); Kogas (Korea); JICA (Japan); DOE (US); and MKE (Korea).
Prior to joining the IDB, Mr. Alves worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and at The World Bank.
Mr. Alves has been an energy and structured finance speaker in over 100 conferences, has co-authored publications at the World Bank the IDB and various articles and books, most recently publications include: “Societal Benefits from Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean”, IDB Technical Note IDB-TN-623 (2014); and “Rethinking Our Energy Future” IDB Discussion Paper IDB-DP-292 (2013).
Mr. Alves holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Information Management from Marymount University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the George Washington University.