Rosa Maria Pastor Nicolas

Categories: Board of Advisors
Rosa Maria Pastor Nicolas is a Civil Engineer with almost 20 years’ experience in leading large and complex construction and EPC infrastructure projects that have enabled her gain in-depth experience in project structuring and financing, including some innovative approaches to accelerate infrastructure investment like Work for Taxes or Government to Government Agreements.

Throughout her career she has been able to manage different infrastructure frameworks, including collaborative Public Private Partnerships, Concessions, EPC projects and projects involving multiple stakeholders from several countries involved.

Having worked in Europe, South America and Africa gives her a wide perspective on how to approach the multiple challenges of project infrastructure that is necessary for the complex development structure of projects especially in the emerging markets.

At the beginning of her career she worked in major construction projects in Spain, and in 2005 she became a Project Manager leading the construction of highways and railways that included several kilometres of viaducts and tunnels and massive amounts of earth movement and asphalt pavement. Afterwards she moved to Peru where she was able to direct a wider portfolio with more spectacular bridges and roads, water sanitation projects, and electric lines and substations in the rainforest.

She was also responsible for Kenya and Ethiopia High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) bipole with AC/DC converter stations, with a power transfer capacity of up to 2,000 MW for an international company, projects funded by the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Besides, she was also a Consultant on the engineering, implementation of the construction for the Trans Gambia Bridge project.

She is currently the Civil Project Manager of OHLA Group, Peru, in charge of all civil projects in Peru. Among them are relevant highways and roads of over 100 km long, dams, mining projects, river defences, water sanitation and other complex projects with an overall budget of over $1000 million. With her solid background as a former project director, accompanied by a high level of technical know-how, she has the responsibility of the project results in the country, overseeing and monitoring the directors in all the relevant aspects of them.

Rosa Maria holds a Civil Engineering degree and also a Master in Civil Engineering from the University of Cantabria, Spain. She has also undertaken other specialization courses including an Advanced Course in Management of Major Projects and has also lectured at some Universities and seminars in Spain and Peru.

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