(peHUB) November 28, 2011 – Inder, a Santiago Chile based privately owned Investment Group, has appointed Roberto Velarde as Managing Director. Mr. Velarde’s position was created to explore investment opportunities in the Andean region, with a specific focus on Chile, Peru and Colombia.
Prior to joining Inder, Mr. Velarde was a Managing Director at North America Capital Partners, a strategic and financial advisory, and private equity investment management firm focused on middle market companies in Latin America. Previously, Mr. Velarde spent ten years with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co in New York, Buenos Aires and Mexico City. He was a founding and senior member of J.P. Morgan Partners, managing a $700MM Latin America, LP regional fund and JP Morgan Chase’s proprietary, private equity investment portfolio in Latin America.
Mr. Velarde, who was based in Colombia, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Northwestern University in Economics.
Inder is a privately owned Investment Group formed by some members of Del Rio family, and led by Jose Luis del Rio. The Group will focus on investments in the $30MM-$150MM range and have an active, hands on, long term philosophy with a multisector investment focus. The firm will focus exclusively on opportunities in Latin America, mainly in Chile, Perú and Colombia.
José Luis del Rio is President and CEO of Dersa, holding company which, among other activities, is the main shareholder of Falabella SACI (The biggest Latin American integrated retailer). In addition, Mr. Del Rio is currently Chairman of the Board of Pesquera Friosur and Salmones Friosur (fishing businesses) and board member of Falabella and Sodimac (Home Improvement Latin American retailer), among other companies. He is also a board member of Endeavor Chile and several other institutions. José Luis del Rio holds an industrial engineering degree from Catholic University of Chile and a Master of Arts in Operations Research from Lancaster University in England.
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