As a Director in K&M’s Policy and Regulation Practice, Mrs. Cano is a financial specialist and industrial engineer with 14 years of experience advising private investors, governments, international financial institutions, and public and private utilities on the economic, financial, transactional, and institutional aspects of infrastructure projects. Mrs. Cano has extensive experience building financial models used for project structuring, valuation, tariff design, business planning, and feasibility of energy, water, and transport projects. She has developed financial models for large transactions and conducted financial and economic analysis of projects and investments in over 20 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Mrs. Cano has a graduate degree in Finance from ESADE Business School, Universidad Ramón Lull in Barcelona, Spain, and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Born in Colombia, she is a native Spanish speaker, and fluent in English. Mrs. Cano is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Anneliese Gegenheimer is a Manager on the Transaction Services team, where she provides feasibility analysis, due diligence, and financial and economic modeling services for various projects. Prior to K&M Advisors, Ms. Gegenheimer was a Managing Consultant at IBM, where she focused on deployment and go to market strategies for large software implementations and seller enablement for IBM Watson AI products. She received her Master’s degree in Energy, Resources, and the Environment from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Chinese from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Gegenheimer is available at email@example.com.
As a Manager in K&M’s Policy and Regulation Practice, Ms. Burkhard specializes in economic, financial, and institutional analysis of water and energy projects. At K&M she has carried out financial and regulatory due diligence of energy projects, benchmarked and assessed governance and performance of water utilities in the Caribbean, and recommended improvements for identifying and financing PPPs in water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean. With a background in municipal affairs in the United States, Ms. Burkhard is familiar with the constraints and challenges of local public management. She has advised elected officials and decision makers on matters regarding stakeholder engagement, land use, urban planning, public safety, franchise agreements, and economic development policy. Ms. Burkhard is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Kathleen Cohen is a Manager in K&M’s Strategic Practice, where she provides economic and financial assessment of energy advisory projects. Prior to K&M Advisors, Ms. Cohen was a consultant to the World Bank where she worked on projects related to electric mobility and environmental and social accountability. She received her master’s degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University. Ms. Cohen is available at kcohen@KM-advisorsllc.com
Mr. Nicholas LaBriola is a Manager on the Technical Services team with extensive experience in engineering and commissioning in the Power, Nuclear, and Oil, Gas, & Chemical industry. Prior to K&M Advisors, Mr. LaBriola was a Mechanical Design and Commissioning Engineer at Bechtel focusing on power plant system design, equipment sizing and technical specification development for Nuclear, Natural Gas, and Petrochemical plants. He worked to develop technical procedures for system and equipment testing and commissioning as an on-site system commissioning engineer. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Maryland. Mr. LaBriola can be reached at email@example.com.
Mr. Kappaz leads K&M Advisors’ office in Colombia. He is an expert in project management and quality control. Previously, he was responsible for day-to-day management of three major power projects in Colombia developed, constructed, owned and operated by a former K&M affiliated company. Moreover, he managed the Colombia side of activities leading to financial close of those transactions, provided logistical support for construction activities, served as in-country liaison during start up and operation, and provided oversight for the operation and management contracts. In addition, Mr. Kappaz served as legal representative to KMTel, assisting the company to develop a new private digital telecommunications system in Cartagena. Prior to joining K&M, he was a senior corporate executive, private practice attorney, independent businessman and professor. J.D., Law, University of Cartagena.
Mr. Edwards is Senior Project Manager and Manager of Construction with over 30 years of project and construction management experience. Mr. Edwards has implemented over $8 billion of international infrastructure projects in a variety of positions ranging from field engineer and site construction manager to project manager. Earlier in his career, Mr. Edwards served as Construction Manager for the Bechtel Corporation where he was responsible for all of Bechtel Eastern Power’s domestic and international power station engineering and construction management assignments. Mr. Edwards has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Golden Gate University and has taken Construction and Project Management courses at Stanford University.
Mr. Mackay has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He is an LNG commercial expert specializing in the business development of LNG import projects, LNG-to-Power projects and LNG procurement. He provides K&M with consulting and advisory services in LNG business development, specializing in LNG procurement and small-scale LNG and the commercial development of LNG import terminals, FSRUs and LNG-to-power projects. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Mackay headed up commercial and business development for BW Group’s floating LNG infrastructure business, including FSRUs, FSUs and LNG supply/sourcing. During this time, he managed the bid and led commercial development of BW Group’s 5 year FSRU charter to EGAS in Egypt to successful award in August 2015 and commissioning in October 2015. Mr. Mackay joined BW Group from Gazprom in Singapore where he led their Asia Pacific LNG marketing activities. During this time, he originated, negotiated and closed Gazprom’s first structured mid-term LNG sales deal into India (7 cargoes over 2 years). Prior to Gazprom, Mr. Mackay had a 25-year career with Shell in variety of engineering, commercial and business development roles.