Vladimir Olarte

Vladimir is Founder, Managing Partner and Business Development Director for SDCompass. He leads origination, syndication and execution of equity capital raising, debt capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, and business development works for renewable energies and infrastructure projects and deals in Latin America.

Prior founding SDCompass, he was the Latin American Representative of the investment promotion agency Invest Hong Kong – China. In this capacity he worked with clients such as Bradesco Investment Bank and Itau Securities to establish their operation in Asia. He was also Managing Consultant at Kaiser Associates, a strategic consulting firm on competitive strategy and growth serving large companies and investment funds such as GP Investments in Latin America. At Kaiser he successfully completed 30 strategic consulting engagements for companies on the energy, industry and services sectors. 

He has been a Global Leader for Access to Capital of the Impact Hub a global business development network. He was also President of Columbia Impact Investing Initiative (CI3) in New York where he supported investment funds like Ignia in Mexico and Vox Capital in Brazil. Olarte was also Director at the Colombian Family Welfare Institute and President of the AIESEC Alumni Association of business leaders and professionals in Colombia.

He holds and MPA of Columbia University, a Graduate degree in Business Economy of FGV in Brazil, and is an Economist and International Negotiator from Universidad Icesi in Colombia. Since 2006 he resides in Sao Paulo – Brazil.

  • Private Equity
  • Equity Capital
  • Project Finance
  • Trade Finance
  • Debt Capital
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Financial Structuring
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Valuation
  • Business Development
  • Impact Investing
  • Renewable Energies
  • Infrastructure
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Latin America


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