Emilio Zaffignani is head of debt advisory for the Iberian market at Clairfield Spain. Prior to Clairfield, Emilio worked as executive director, CFO, and corporate development head in different locations in Latin America, the US, and Europe. He has held operating assigments as sales & marketing head and post-acquisition CEO in several industrial companies. He has a professional background in sectors such as chemicals, financial services, energy, construction, real estate, metal processing, and food, both in global corporations and in family-owned industrial groups. Further milestones in his career were Dow Chemical in Brazil and Argentina, General Electric in Latin America and the US, Warburg Pincus in Spain and the UK, and Endesa and EDF in Argentina, where among other responsibilities, Emilio led joint ventures and acquisition projects of regional and international focus. Emilio has a masters degree in industrial & mechanical engineering from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. He has also completed corporate training programmes in GE Crotonville in New York and Sao Paulo.