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Each Latin American market has its own intricacies and idiosyncrasies - what works in Brazil does not work in Mexico.
Luis de Lucio, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, oversees the Firm’s Latin American Operations. Mr. de Lucio, who has over 30 years of business experience. He led the startup of A&M’s Brazil practice in 2004, which now has over 150 professionals based in the country. From there, he started the Mexico operation in 2010 which has currently over 25 professionals.

While at A&M, he has held various interim management positions as well as advised shareholders, management and lenders in all major Latin American markets. His experience spans across various industry sectors including: agri-business, transportation and logistics, hospitality, telecommunications, technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and consumer products.

Previously, he acted as interim CEO of Agrenco, a Brazilian soy bean processor, during the company’s reorganization process under Brazil’s bankruptcy law. In this role he led a team who reactivated operations and prepared a new plan of recapitalization and reorganization. After six months he led the transition to permanent management.

Mr. de Lucio led a team of interim management during the reorganization of GSI Group’s Brazil operations. During A&M’s tenure the grain storage systems manufacturer significantly reduced costs, became cash flow positive and restructured its local bank debt.

He also advised a group of lenders of Aracruz during the pulp manufacturer debt crisis in 2008. The successful restructuring allowed Aracruz to proceed with a merger, and subsequently pre-pay their outstanding debt.

Mr. de Lucio acted as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) in the debt restructuring and separation into two new entities of the Caete Group, one of Brazil leaders of sugar & ethanol producer.

Prior to A&M, Mr. de Lucio served as a Senior Advisor with Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., a venture capital and private equity investment firm. He was also a senior member of Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance Group, where he oversaw the firm's Restructuring and Corporate Finance practice. Mr. de Lucio began his career as a commercial banker at a predecessor of Bank of America.

Mr. de Lucio earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from American University. He has been a guest speaker on restructuring and turnaround matters at Georgetown Law, Fundacao Getulio Vargas MBA and other venues. Mr. de Lucio speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.

While at A&M, he has held various interim management positions as well as advised shareholders, management and lenders in all major Latin American markets. His experience spans across various industry sectors including: agri-business, transportation and logistics, hospitality, telecommunications, technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and consumer products.

Previously, he acted as interim CEO of Agrenco, a Brazilian soy bean processor, during the company’s reorganization process under Brazil’s bankruptcy law. In this role he led a team who reactivated operations and prepared a new plan of recapitalization and reorganization. After six months he led the transition to permanent management.

Mr. de Lucio led a team of interim management during the reorganization of GSI Group’s Brazil operations. During A&M’s tenure the grain storage systems manufacturer significantly reduced costs, became cash flow positive and restructured its local bank debt.

He also advised a group of lenders of Aracruz during the pulp manufacturer debt crisis in 2008. The successful restructuring allowed Aracruz to proceed with a merger, and subsequently pre-pay their outstanding debt.

Mr. de Lucio acted as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) in the debt restructuring and separation into two new entities of the Caete Group, one of Brazil leaders of sugar & ethanol producer.

Prior to A&M, Mr. de Lucio served as a Senior Advisor with Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., a venture capital and private equity investment firm. He was also a senior member of Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance Group, where he oversaw the firm's Restructuring and Corporate Finance practice. Mr. de Lucio began his career as a commercial banker at a predecessor of Bank of America.

Mr. de Lucio earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from American University. He has been a guest speaker on restructuring and turnaround matters at Georgetown Law, Fundacao Getulio Vargas MBA and other venues. Mr. de Lucio speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Prior to joining A&M, Mr. de Lucio served as a senior advisor with Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., a venture capital and private equity investment firm with interests in Latin America. He was also a senior member of Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance Group, based in both the U.S. and Latin America, where he oversaw the firm's Restructuring Corporate Finance practice from New York and São Paulo. Mr. de Lucio began his career and spent five years as a commercial banker at a predecessor of Bank of America in the U.S.

Mr. de Lucio earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. de Lucio speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.