Cristóbal Salas joined IDB Invest in February 2018 as a Lead Investment Officer with an extensive track record in equity and mezzanine investments. Mr. Salas is part of the team tasked with introducing innovative products to diversify his client base and developing new investment structures to offer venture capital to a wide range of clients and industries.
Prior to joining IDB Invest and for the previous 8 years, Mr. Salas was Chief Investment Officer with Latin American Partners (LAP), a private equity fund that manages the Central American Mezzanine Infrastructure Fund I and II with over $350 MM in assets under management. Mr. Salas was in charge of LAP's office in Mexico where, as a member of LAP's investment team, he worked on the creation, structuring and monitoring of deals, including transactions in the transportation, energy, water and sanitation sectors, agriculture and telecommunications.
Prior to LAP, Mr. Salas was Vice President of Stephens Cori Capital Advisors, focusing on investment banking and leading advisory services across multiple sectors and countries within the Latin American, Caribbean and US Hispanic markets. .
Mr. Salas has also held various executive level positions at a US publicly traded company focused on Corporate Development, M&A with an emphasis on telecommunications and infrastructure in the Latin American and US markets. And he also worked at Emerging Markets Partnership Latin America, a private equity firm managing a fund focused on the transportation and telecommunications sectors.
Mr. Salas has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and an MBA from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia USA.