Our client is the leading Private Equity house in the MENA region, based in the DIFC; currently ranked within the top 50 private equity firms worldwide. They successfully raised circa $200 million for an energy infrastructure fund in Mexico and mandated Madison Pearl to find a MD to manage investments for the fund to be based in Mexico City.
We needed to find a technically sound Mexican project director with a solid track record in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects in the power and electricity sector. The ideal candidate needed to hold a degree in engineering along with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience with the majority of it in Mexico so as to have excellent knowledge of the local market prior and post the energy reforms.
The candidate must leverage his relationships within the local market including the regulatory bodies and competitors. This mandate was particularly challenging as there were language constraints as most people failed to converse fluently in English, secondly time zones (9 hours difference) made it extremely difficult as we only had a window of a few hours to speak to potential candidates.