SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, announces that Jorge Valenzuela has been named Principal in the Americas Region.
"Providing insight and advice for a wide variety of projects with a cumulative value of more than $15 billion, Jorge has played a significant role in delivering exceptional value for our clients around the world," said Andy Howard, Chairman of the Americas Region.
With a MBA degree from UC Berkeley, Valenzuela has more than two decades of experience in investments, asset management, and project management of real assets. His expertise comprises financial and technical advisory for the development, investment, and financing of public infrastructure and real estate projects, with particular proficiency in public-private partnerships.
At Arup, Valenzuela leads the Transaction Advice business for San Francisco and Latin America, and has directed engagements in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Peru, as well as the United States. He has participated in more than 25 major mergers and acquisitions and project finance deals. He has been the project director for a range of consulting engagements including toll roads, airports, transmission lines, energy generation, and social infrastructure.
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.
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