Head Latin America Energy Finance, Scotiabank
Mr. Rolf Schmitz is a Managing Director with Scotiabank's Energy Group in Houston, responsible for the Oil & Gas portfolio for Latin America & the Caribbean. Prior to joining Scotiabank, he held various senior positions with WestLB in Brazil and the U.S, including deputy of the Houston Energy Branch and Co-Head of the Mining Team for the Americas.
He has over 20 years of experience in structuring corporate and project finance debt across Latin America & the Caribbean. During his tenor, Mr. Schmitz has arranged over USD $18 billion bank facilities in the region. Mr. Schmitz holds a master degree in economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria).
Rolf Schmitz is moderating the ‘Access to Capital – financing options and private equity available to South American energy' panel at the 2018 South America Energy Week.