Hubert Porte Founding Partner & CEO
  • French, with 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Europe and Chile
  • Chilean resident for the last 26 years, with over 18 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • Co-founder of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds Managers (ACAFI)
  • Current member of the board of directors of the Chilean companies Ama Time, Invexans (INVEXANS.CL), Loginsa and Plastic Omnium Chile
  • Board member of the listed French company Nexans (NEX.PA)
  • Education: EBS


François Edant Founding Partner
  • French, with over 20 years of experience in the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, as a French Trade Commissioner in several countries such as Iran, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Chile
  • Chilean resident for the last 23 years, with over 21 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • Past President of the French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and current board member of Coface Chile and of Fundación Empresarial EuroChile
  • Education: IEP (BA), ENA (Master degree in Political Science and Administration)
Gustavo Rivera Partner
  • Chilean, with over 21 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • 9 years of experience in Investment Banking, executing M&A, project finance and acquisition finance deals, as well as capital market transactions with institutions such as Bankers Trust, American Express and BBVA
  • 12 years of experience in Private Equity as Partner and CEO of Ecus Private Equity, participating in all acquisitions, value creation strategy design and implementations and exits for Ecus Private Equity’s different funds
  • Board member of the Chilean companies Loginsa and Ama Time
  • Education: Universidad de Chile (Business Administration degree and Master in Finance)
Nicolas Malard Managing Director
  • French, with over 19 years of experience bringing together European and Latin American companies
  • Experience in the financial sector and in transnational cooperation projects and programs, namely taking part in operations around small and medium agribusiness companies (e.g. greenfield investments, joint ventures, technological transfers)
  • Board member of several firms belonging to the financial and agribusiness sectors
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2012
  • Education: AgroParisTech (Master of Science in Agronomy), La Sorbonne (Master in Industrial Development and Project Evaluation)
Alejandro Bertrand Managing Director
  • Chilean, with over 20 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector
  • Managing Director at BBVA responsible of M&A, capital markets, corporate loans, project finance and acquisition finance. Experience in corporate clients coverage
  • Vice President at Santander Investment, executing M&A and capital markets transactions
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2016
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica (Engineering degree), The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
Enrique Ovalle Investment Manager
  • Chilean, with experience in investment banking (BICE Chileconsult)
  • Joined Ecus Private Equity in 2014
  • Has participated in the evaluation and execution of investment opportunities and managed the fund’s portfolio
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Business Administration degree)
Jose Cañete CFO
  • Chilean specialist in financial and tax analysis who has over 15 years of experience in bank accounting and 16 years of experience in investment fund accounting
  • Education: General Accountant/Auditor degree