Héctor Martínez is Managing Director at Colony Capital, Inc. and Managing Partner of Colony Latam Partners. Mr. Martínez brings over 20 years of investment banking, project finance and private equity experience in Latin America. Mr. Martínez is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring the group’s investments throughout Latin America, including managing the group’s investments in Chile and Peru. Mr. Martínez currently sits on the Board of Urbano Express and Acurio Restaurantes in Peru, on the Board of CasaIdeas in Chile and on the Board of QBCo in Colombia.
Prior to joining the Colony Capital business, Mr. Martínez managed the overall activities of The Abraaj Group in Peru since 2008, which was expanded to include Chile in 2015 and Colombia in 2017.
Prior to the Abraaj Group, Mr. Martínez was a Director of Project Finance at Latin Pacific Capital, where he led several advisory projects in the mining, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors. Prior to Latin Pacific Capital, Mr. Martinez worked at Santander Investment, where he was Vice President responsible for cross-border M&A and project finance, and at Interinvest (Interbank Group), where he worked on several mergers and acquisitions in the small and mid-cap sector. Mr. Martínez also worked at HSBC Securities in New York, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of equity underwriting mandates for Latin American corporations on the NYSE.
Mr. Martínez holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.