Board of directors
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
Rolando founded the business in 1988 and has over 40 years of experience in project management and business development.
He began his career at Gulf & Western Industries where he started out as a special assistant to chairman and founder Charles Bluhdorn, eventually becoming its youngest corporate Vice President and Head of International Operations. After Gulf & Western, Rolando went on to establish his own companies to acquire and operate assets in the region.
Rolando, Georgetown University College Class 1968, serves on many of his alma mater’s boards. He was Chair of the International Initiatives Board and is currently a trustee on the Board of Advisers of the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Latin American Board.
He is a Director and Trustee of the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. He is also a member of the Energy Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on the development of clean and renewable energy. Rolando is proud to be a founding member of the Walkabout Foundation which has distributed 21,000 wheelchairs to date.
Flavio da Silveira Pinheiro
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance
Member of the Board of Directors
Flavio leads InterEnergy’s corporate finance, investor relations and administrative functions. Flavio is also a member of the Investment Committee and sits on the board of InterEnergy and its operating businesses.
Flavio was a Director in the Investment Banking department of Credit Suisse First Boston, holding positions in New York and London from 1997 to 2007, focusing on M&A and equity transaction execution.
In 2007, Flavio founded Sprimont Capital LLC, a firm with offices in New York and Rio de Janeiro, to advise on and invest in transactions in Latin America. While at Sprimont, Flavio advised Basic Energy on several M&A and financing transactions, including the acquisitions of Pedregal Power Company and Jamaica Energy Partners.
In early 2011, Flavio brought together a group of institutional investors with Basic Energy, and played a key role in structuring the transactions that led to the formation of InterEnergy. After InterEnergy was formed, Flavio took on management and Board responsibilities, and went on to work on securing additional equity funding from the IFC, IFC Asset Management Company and Barings.
Managing Director, Head of Dominican Republic
Member of the Board of Directors
Roberto Herrera is an energy sector executive and business leader who currently serves as Managing Director, Country Manager for the Dominican Republic and a Director of the Board of Interenergy Group. He is also CEO and board member of the following Interenergy companies: La Compañía de Electricidad de San Pedro de Macorís (ENERGAS) and Executive Director and Vicepresident of the Board of Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM), Compañía de Electricidad de Bayahibe (CEB), Grupo Eólico Dominicano (GEDOM), Interenergy Systems (thermal energy and software solutions), EVERGO (electric vehicle charging stations) and ACTIVA (a telecomunications company).
Herrera serves on the board of several business and non profit organizations in the Dominican Republic and in the USA. He is a member of the executives committees of CONEP, AIRD and AMCHAMDR. Also, President of the Santo Domingo Water Fund, Vicepresident of the Rountable of Commonwealth Countries in the D.R., member of the Multisectoral Commision of “Marca País”, member of the board of regents of the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), director of the Board of Directors of the Dominican-Italian Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore he is a member of the Energy Steering Committee of the Institute of the Americas.
Roberto is a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce, the British Chamber of Commerce, the Dominican Association of the Electrical Industry and the National Network of Private Sector Support for the Enviroment Protection (ECORED).
Roberto is also involved in several not for profit institutions and foundations such as the Foundation for the Support of Children with Cancer (FACCI), Our little brothers and sisters (NPH), the Santo Domingo Water Fund, the Symphony Foundation (SINFONIA) and the Christopher Columbus Lighthouse recovery committee.
In 2013 Roberto was chosen as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and landed the No.1 spot in the Top 40 under 40 ranking of local business magazine Mercado. On March 2022 he was granted an MBE from her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Roberto has an economics and MBA degrees from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 1997 he received a British Chevening Scholarship to study a Master of Science in Business Economics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, graduating in 1998. In 2014 he concluded IESE’s Global CEO Programme (a joint IESE, Wharton and China Europe International Business School program. He has also completed post graduate courses at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Wharton.
Nicolas De Narvaez
Managing Director, Brookfield's Renewable Power & Transition Group
Nicolas De Narvaez is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Renewable Power & Transition Group. In this role, he is responsible for investments across Latin America.
Prior to joining Brookfield in 2021, Mr. De Narvaez worked at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions across Latin America and at Bank of America where he executed sponsor related transactions in the United States.
Mr. De Narvaez holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University and a Business degree from Colegio De Estudios Superiores de Administracion (CESA).
Ambassador Hans H. Hertell (ret.)
Former Ambassador Hans H. Hertell is currently the chairman of The Hertell Group LLC, a merchant banking and international strategic consulting firm. He has over 30 years of experience in government, public affairs, business and banking. Ambassador Hertell was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on 8 November, 2001, where he served until 1 May, 2007. In the banking sector, Ambassador Hertell was the chief executive officer and vice chairman of Ponce Bank (NYSE), one of the largest publicly traded corporations in the Caribbean, with US$1.8 billion in assets. Ambassador Hertell was also one of the founding partners of one of the largest full service law firms in Puerto Rico, Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer and Hertell.
Global Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure, UBS
Philippe is Global Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure at UBS Corporate Client Services/Investment Banking. He is also a member of the EMEA Management Committee and the Global Client Franchise Steering Committee.
Philippe joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) in 1998 and worked across several products, sectors and regions within investment banking. In 2011, he was appointed Head of Infrastructure and, in 2016, he was made Head of Power, Utilities, Renewables & Infrastructure for EMEA. He left BoAML to join UBS in 2018.
Philippe holds a BSc in International Economics from Georgetown University and is fluent in French and Greek.
Diego Gonzalez Bunster
Diego Gonzalez Bunster is Rolando’s son. He attended Georgetown University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history and government. After graduation, Diego began working at Creative Artists Agency, the world’s pre-eminent talent agency.
Diego has also worked for the William J. Clinton Foundation, where he was assigned to the Foreign Affairs Department.
Since 2009, Diego has been working hands on with the Walkabout Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis as well as improving the lives of people suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Diego is a native Spanish and English speaker and is fluent in French.