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Rudolf Araneda

Partner (Chile Office)

Rudolf Araneda joined Arroyo in 2014, when Fund II was being formed, and serves as the head of the team’s office in Santiago, Chile. With more than 30 years of experience in power and energy, he is responsible for asset management, origination of off-take contracts and development of new opportunities in the South American Pacific rim countries, with a special focus on opportunities in Chile. Previously, Mr. Araneda served for 16 years as CEO of Gas Atacama, from its planning and construction stages to commercial operations. Gas Atacama owns and operates a 1,200 Km natural gas pipeline from Argentina to Chile’s Northern Grid, and two 370MW gas-fired combined-cycle facilities located in Northern Chile. Prior to Gas Atacama, Mr. Araneda served as CEO of TransAndino and Gas de Chile, a power generation, gas transport and distribution consortium formed by Tenneco, BG, five Argentine gas producers and two Chilean companies. In the decade prior to working in the energy sector, Mr. Araneda held various CEO posts in other renown Chilean companies. Mr. Araneda graduated from Universidad de Chile with a BS in engineering and a MS in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Araneda is fluent in English, Spanish and German.