Valentin Ferreira

Valentin Ferreira

Project Finance and Structuring, Soitec

Freiburg, Germany
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His background

  • Today
    2014
    April 2012

    Project Finance and Structuring

    1001-5000 employees

    •Engage outside consultants (financial advisors), banks and investors.
    •Administrate the project data room to facilitate the debt and equity investors due diligence and manage their queries.
    •Worked with credit agency to create favourable view of a project in South Africa.
    •Successful bond financing of R1,0bn for a 44MW CPV project at Touwsrivier, South Africa.
    •Work with legal counsel and sales team to facilitate creation, negotiation and successful execution of the financial documentation and project contracts including EPC, BOP&I and O&M.
    •Develop deal structures and manage financing strategies for equity and debt.
    •Taking lead role in Financial Modelling and Structuring for projects to ensure bankability of projects.
    •Utilize forward-looking, predictive financial models to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
    •Responsible for the insurance project structuring.
    •Knowledge of Export Credit Agencies mechanism.
    •Responsible for dressing project cash flows to ensure profitability and working capital financing.
    •Responsible for bank guarantees demand forecast.
    •Markets: South Africa, Chile, France, Italy and Latin American market.
  • Today
    March 2012
    2011

    Project Development Manager

    1001-5000 employees

    -Developing CPV power plants projects in Southern Africa (notably South Africa and Namibia) and in Latin America (namely Chile).
    -Preparation of financial models for projects.
    -Responsible to response to RfPs and key accounts demand.
    -Responsible of insurances reporting and coordination globally.
    -Coordination and support of financing due diligences on projects.

  • Today
    2010

    Commercial Project Manager

    Ferrostaal AG

    I am currently responsible for:
    - The reporting of our solar and wind activities to the board and supervisory board.
    - The Project Management System (Verification of the status of the projects, assisting proposal manager and project directors in order to use the PM system and clearly follow the project management procedure).
    - Coordination and redaction of the documents (Business plans) to the board for the approval of our projects.
    - Assisting the project directors for the project development planning, drafting..
  • Today
    2009
    2008

    International Graduate Trainee

    Ferrostaal AG (ex. MAN GROUP)

    I assisted the project director for a CSP (parabolic through) project in Spain for one month.

    I worked 4 month in the equipment solutions business unit for recycling machinery sector for Brazilian market.
    My current tasks were:
    -Market study in Brazil on Environmental Business sector.
    -Market prospection

    I worked 3 months in the project development department for Geothermal, Wind Power and Hydropower energy sector.
    My current task were:
    -Contract management (NDA, MoU, JVA...)
    -Financial modelling (Development cost...)
    -Market study on hydropower energy

    I worked for 6 months in the procurement department for the oil and gas business unit for two projects in Libya.
    My tasks were:
    -Participation in two projects from Libya.
    -Communicating with engineering, finance department, suppliers to procure materials for our oil and gas projects.
    -Evaluating quotations, issuing purchase orders, negotiating terms and conditions for purchasing contracts, following up logistics and invoices auditing.
  • Escuela de Administraction de Empresas

    Master of International Business ("Best Student Award")
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce

    Graduated in International Business from Montpellier Business School
  • Today
    2007
    2006

    Business Process Analyst

    Hewlett Packard China

    Business Process Analyst at Project Management Office, Hewlett Packard SHANGHAI, CHINA:
    -Collecting, analyzing data and information from all the departments at HP for communications reports;
    -Making Reports (no show report, customer satisfaction survey, missing report…);
    -Organizing the trainings for Project Managers;
    -Responsible for Customer appreciations, Key visits, events & accomplishment at Global delivery China Center (GDCC).
  • Today
    2006
    2005

    Marketing Assistant

    Lexon USA INC/Yuhua Asia Group

    Marketing Assistant, Lexon Usa Inc/Yuhua Asia Group (Trading Company) SHANGHAI, CHINA:
    -Prospecting and following up (meeting and correspondence) new costumers;
    -Making nationwide (France, Portugal and Brazil) reports with prospective businesses opportunities;
    -Ability to use the MIS (Management of Information System);
    -Extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals products, dyes & pigments, building materials and sectors;
    -Dealing with Indians customers in India, USA & Canada for Wood Products.
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade

    Certificate in International Trade
  • Today
    2005

    Junior Consultant

    -Ability to analyse statistical and synthesing computer data: analysis on the sales results from the salesmen
    -Presenting market researches findings in both written report and oral presentations
    -Good communication skills practised during phone calls with potential customers
    -Ability to advise French investors on setting up their business in Brazil
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas

    International Business and Finance
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce

    Bachelor Honours in Science of Management from Montpellier Business School
  • Today
    2004

    Marketing Assistant

    Alancity S.A

    -Project: A creation of franchises in Spain and Brazil
    -Communicating with both the department of back office and front office and summarizing the “Know how” handbooks.
    -Application of net marketing: Advertisements on internet, translation of the website in Portuguese, prospecting of the potential franchisees.
  • Lycée Collège Episcopal St Etienne

    Prepa HEC option economics

His skills

  • Solar technology
  • Renewable energies
  • International Business
  • International Business Development
  • Project financial analysis
  • Brasil
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project management
  • Project finance
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Corporate Finance
  • China
  • Business Development
  • Business Analyst
  • Project development & management

His languages

  • French
    ****Bilingual
  • Portuguese
    ****Bilingual
  • English
    ***Fluent*
  • Spanish
    ***Fluent*
  • German
    **Intermediate**
  • Chinese
    *Beginner***

    His hobbies

    Travelling Opera and Sport.Running

    His keywords

    International BusinessProject ManagementProject FinanceProject DevelopmentBusiness AnalystInternational SalesAuditSolar Power Energy (CSPCPV and PV)Solar Power Plantsdoing business in ChinaChileSouth Africa and Namibia among others.

    About him

    Multilingual: French / English / Portuguese / Spanish/German and solid knowledge of chinese

    Specialized in International Business - EAE Barcelona (Spain) - Graduated "Best Student" with main topics being finance.

    Specialties:
    -Knowledge of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and Wind sector and technology.
    -Languages: I speak 4 languages fluently (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) and 2 languages intermediaires (Chinese and German)
    -Knowledge of Windows XP (advanced in Excel, Powerpoint,..), Windows Sharepoint Services, BRIO, WinCVS, basic knowledge of SAP and CRM.

    His activity on Viadeo

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    Songo Lebi - Mbir
    Alexis Ruth
    Christian PONS
    • C.PONS SARL Service Qualité Compétitivité Professionnalisme
    Pascal LEVANT

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