Francisco Diez Quiralte

Francisco Diez Quiralte

Head - BD, Latin America, Canadian Solar

Francisco Diez Quiralte heads the business development activities of Canadian Solar Energy Group in LATAM.

He has been responsible for generating a regional pipeline of over 1.5 GWp, mainly guided by projects awarded in government auctions – including over 950 MWp in Brazil (across all 5 Federal Auctions for PV), 450 MWp in Mexico (from the 1st and 3rd federal auction) and 100 MWp in Argentina among others.

Francisco leads Canadian Solar investment opportunities in LATAM, designing the regional strategy, managing project analyses, structuring and acquisitions, as well as conducting closings and executions together with an over 20-employee multi-national team.
His background in renewables includes PV, wind, CSP and CPV energy technologies, having guided the strategy for regional markets, auction processes and key project partners (Developers, Advisors, EPCs, Lenders, Investors…) and overseen Due Diligence, EPC/O&M contracts, financial closing and sale processes.

Proven track record in solar PV since 2009, covering energy deals all over EU and LATAM markets and holding international business development positions with leading players in the renewable energy industry.

Executive skills focused on the management of a 10-member team, involvement in multi-cultural atmospheres within a rapidly-changing environment and intense interaction with multi-disciplinary teams (tax, legal, financial, technical…)

Key deliverables aimed at resource allocation, return assessment, risk mitigation strategies and deal closings in time-pressure contexts.
Francisco holds a Master’s of Business Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

Francisco Diez Quiralte is speaking on the Comparing regional business development opportunities panel at the 2018 South America Energy Week