I was born into the industry, having lived in oil fields and processing facilities across México. In the past decade I was involved in structuring investments and financings for service providers and long term projects for the leading Mexican firms in México.
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Lionel Bony is in charge of the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region for Neoen, a leading solar, wind and storage IPP. He started up Neoen’s operations in Latin America four years ago, playing a key role in securing 850 MW of projects in the area.
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After practising law in Vancouver, New York and Australia, I settled in Calgary, which is in my home province of Alberta, Canada in 2002. As energy is the dominant industry in Alberta, most of my clients were in oil and gas, power and related industries.
In 2002, after getting married to my wonderful wife Janine, we moved to Calgary and I continued my practice as a Mexican Lawyer assisting foreign companies stablishing in Mexico, including oil and gas service companies. Since 2002 I have been involved in Mexico’s reshaping oil and gas sector.
I started off my career as a generalist M&A investment banker and got increasingly involved in the resources and energy sector, advising on several power, mining and oil and gas deals. I decided early on in my career to focus on the energy sector more broadly, given its importance and role in supporting all economic activity and its tie to geopolitics. I have been fortunate to gain exposure to all parts of the value chain in different roles, both as an advisor and, more recently, as an owner building a global energy consulting firm.
I am one of the founding members of Alvarez & Marsal’s Mexico City office which opened in January 2011. Being a part of the growth of this business from 4 professionals in 2011 to over 25 today has been really exciting and rewarding.