Alfonso is CEO at Axon Partners Group, and co-Founder of Axon Capital (the founding company of the investment division of Axon Partners Group) He has more than 18 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and energy finance. He currently seats in more than 10 different Board of Directors.
Alfonso co-chairs all Investment Committees and supervises the management of the different funds and investments. Alongside Francisco Velázquez, Alfonso is responsible for designing the investment strategy and ensuring the execution of all the investment and divestment activities. As a result of his extensive networks worldwide, he plays a critical role in deal origination, portfolio company growth and exit opportunities.
Prior to Axon, Alfonso served as Managing Partner, Co Head of Global Fixed Income, Investment Banking and Capital Markets and Board Member of Exotix Partners LLP, an investment banking firm in London, UK, focused in emerging economies and the energy sector, specially Oil&Gas. He was Managing Director and Co Head of the Alternative Investment Group, part of the Propietary Trading Division of Mizuho International Plc. Prior to that, he was Director of Global Principal Finance at Deutsche Bank as Head of Special Credit Situations Group, in charge of investments in Renewable Energy and Cleantech. Alfonso was part of the Fixed Income structuring and distribution team in Deutsche Bank in London. Alfonso started his career in investment banking as an M&A analyst for Schroeder Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) in the European TMT Group. Before joining Axon, Alfonso had also set up companies and ventures in education, real estate and tourism.
He has participated in six funds raised and managed by Axon Partners Group (Axon I, ICT I, ICT II, ICT III, India Opportunities Fund I y Fondo Amerigo Ventures Pacífico). He has been a Board Member of numerous successful digital economy companies, including Wuaki.tv, Clickdelivery or Akamon. He has also been Head of Corporate Development of online gaming giant Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment in Latin America.
Alfonso holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE in Madrid, Spain, having graduated with honors. He is a member of YPO, and a professor at IE Business School in the Master’s in Advanced Finance program.