Based in Santiago, Mr. Bulnes will co-lead MBA Lazard’s investment banking business in Chile alongside Andres Sommer.
"Cristian brings a unique blend of experience to MBA Lazard, having held leadership roles in Chile’s financial services industry as well as having advised corporations and financial institutions on a wide range of transactions,” said Gregorio Charnas, Chief Executive Officer of MBA Lazard. “His experience and wealth of industry relationships enhance our already strong business in Chile as we grow with this important market.”
Until recently, Mr. Bulnes was Chief Executive Officer of Banco Penta in Chile. Previously he worked in the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Banco Santander, and was an investment banker with JP Morgan in Santiago and New York. Mr. Bulnes holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
In Chile, MBA Lazard recently advised Empresas La Polar on its debt restructuring activities; Skanska on the sale of its shares in Autopista Central to AIMCo; Riverwood Capital on the acquisition of Synapsis, Endesa Group's IT solutions company in Latin America; and Grupo Stiglich on its sale to Ultramar Group.
About MBA Lazard
MBA Lazard (mba-lazard.com) is a leading investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions and governments. MBA Lazard has offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Perú and Uruguay.
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