Kurt Vogt

Kurt Vogt is the Managing Director of HPL.LLC.

He has over 30 years of banking experience and has held managerial positions in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Monterrey, and New York.

Kurt was Head of Corporate Banking in Latin America at Citi from 2004 to 2010, supervising teams in 15 countries. Prior, he was the Head of Derivatives Sales and Structuring, where he accelerated the growth of the corporate and investor risk management business in the region. Additionally, Kurt led the Sustainable Finance Group for HSBC in Latin America and positioned the bank as a lead placement agent for green, social and sustainable bonds.

Kurt recently joined the Board of Directors of the LAGREEN Lux SICAV Fund, whose objective is to support the growth of the green bond market in Latin America.

In 2017, Kurt formed HPL.LLC, a sustainable finance advisory firm focused on institutional clients.

He is a board member for Norwalk Grassroots Tennis and Education, an organization that builds strength of character and a foundation for success for underserved youth through tennis and education. He is also a member of the advisory board of Birdlife International, an organization in 120 countries striving to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity.

Kurt received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana (1984), an MBA from Harvard Business School (1987), and an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University (2017).

He is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.

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María Teresa Grez

María Teresa Grez is a Consultant at HPL.LLC.

She is a sustainability professional with experience in Sustainable Finance, Responsible Investing and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration.

Before joining HPL.LLC, she worked in private equity and impact investing.

María Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and environmental sciences from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University (2017).

María Teresa is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Yvonne Alexandra Vogt

Yvonne Vogt is a Consultant at HPL.LLC

She is a sustainability professional with experience in energy systems and policies, ESG ratings, and sustainable finance advisory.

Before joining HPL.LLC, she worked for three years at EcoVadis, a global sustainability ratings firm, consulting clients on their CSR practices.

Yvonne holds a B.A. in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Columbia University and an M.S. in Energy for Sustainability with a specialization in Renewable Energy Systems and Policies from the University of Coimbra.

Yvonne is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Isabel Montojo

Isabel Montojo is a Consultant at HPL.LLC.

She is an Attorney with professional experience in Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG research, and ESG risk assessment and analysis.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an LL.M. in International Law and Justice cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, New York, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and human rights.

Her previous experience includes an internship at the United Nations Global Compact, the UN agency in charge of promoting sustainability within the private sector, as well as multiple years of experience in regulatory compliance in the US, and civil litigation in Spain.

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Valeria Cantú

Valeria Cantú is a Consultant at HPL.LLC.

Valeria is an economist with experience in sustainable finance, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship.

She holds a B.A. in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey and an M.P.A. in Economic and Political Development with specializations in Management and Data Analysis from Columbia University.

Before her master’s, she brings experience as a Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Deputy Director of International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico.

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Pedro Paniagua

Pedro Paniagua is an Associate at HPL.LLC.

Pedro holds a B.Sc. in Electric and Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) with a focus on energy systems, an M.Sc. in Finance and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Pedro has four years of experience in development, assessment, and analysis of advanced technology projects for the banking sector and one year of experience in the private debt sector. Pedro managed energy efficiency projects and redundant power supply systems for Banco de México’s data centers and was part of a team for a new institutional data center design. In the private debt sector, he was a credit risk analyst where he analyzed the financial behavior of a senior debt portfolio with more than 50 SMEs companies in Latin America.

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Antonio Rico

Antonio Rico is an Analyst Intern at HPL.

Antonio is a last year student at instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM) studying a B.A. in international Relations.

Prior to joining HPL, he worked at the Secretary of Economy (SE) in México, where he analyzed and validated large amounts of data to identify procedures and processes of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Additionally has experience in preparation of proposals based on international instruments and organizations for the facilitation of procedures and also experience on FDI and global trade.

He is fluent in Spanish and English and intermediate German. 

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Natalia Velázquez

Natalia Velázquez is an Analyst Intern at HPL.

Natalia is a last semester student at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) studying a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations.

Prior to joining HPL, Natalia did an internship at Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI). Subsequently, she worked on project to “Support Transparency, Integrity and Citizen Participation for Sustainable Development” at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mexico, where she developed experience in the implementation of the sustainable development approach presented by the 2030 Agenda and in open government.

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