Ecuador: Investment Opportunities

in partnership with LatAm INVESTOR

Guillermo Lasso's election as president of Ecuador has opened the doors to one of Latin America's most closed economies. For decades, Ecuador's political instability deterred international companies resulting in some of the region's lowest levels of inward foreign direct investment. Yet Ecuador has rich reserves of oil, exciting mining potential and world leading agricultural exports. Lasso's challenge will be to attract the international investors needed to turn those natural resources into economic growth.

On 13 July, Canning House and LatAm INVESTOR explored the opportunities being created by the liberalisation of Ecuador's economy.


Cristina Cortes

CEO, Canning House

HE Ambassador Chris Campbell

HM Ambassador to Ecuador

Session 1 - Investment Environment

Julio Jose Prado

Ecuadorian Minister of Production, Trade, Investment and Fisheries


Moderator: James McKeigue

Editor, LatAm INVESTOR

Paola Gachet

Partner, Robalino Law

Juan Alban Donoso

CEO, Pronobis

Ramiro Blazquez

Head of Research, BankTrust & Co.

Session 2 - Natural Resources

Juan Carlos Bermeo

Ecuadorian Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources


Moderator: James McKeigue

Editor, LatAm INVESTOR

Daniel Pino

Managing Partner, Pino Elizalde

Keith Marshall

CEO, SolGold

Carlos Sarmiento

MD, Schlumberger, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia

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