Fernando H. Barrera

Associate Director of Financial Services, Corporate and Public Sectors North American Development Bank

Mr. Barrera has 27 years of professional experience. He has held positions of cost specialist, economic engineering and contracting under the Corporate Department of Engineering and Project Development at Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), as Project manager under the US-Mexico Border Affairs Office at the Mexican Water Commission (CONAGUA), and as an engineering consultant at EFE Asesores, S.A. de C.V.
During the last 12 years, Mr. Barrera has worked at the North American Development Bank (NADB) in San Antonio, Texas, having held different positions and where since August 2019 he has served as Associate Director of Financial
Services, Corporate and Public Sectors. His functions include the development, coordination of due diligence, closing
and disbursement of credit in public and public-private projects, both in Mexico and in the United States in which NADB participates as a financial entity. He coordinates the loan origination work by the infrastructure financing area within NADB, with the financial, environmental, and monitoring areas of the organization and develops loan proposals for internal committees and Board of Directors approval. For a year and a half, he managed the subsidy program provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administered by NADB through the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), to develop and finance drinking water and sanitation projects on the border of the United States and Mexico. In this position, he had the opportunity to work together with government authorities at the federal, state and municipal levels, as well as with other important actors from both countries in the border region.
Mr. Barrera holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a M.Sc. in Project Planning and Management from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, where he received a scholarship from the Chevening Program with the British Government. He also has a certificate in Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

9:40 - 10:00

April 29th Conference Day Two

Project Case Study: Intelligent Water Upgrades at Jim Hogg Water

Fernando Barrera, Associate Director of Financial Services, Corporate and Public Sectors

North American Development Bank