María Martínez Frugoni, Finance & Administration Manager

María Martínez Frugoni is Finance & Administration Manager at Cefeidas Group. Before joining Cefeidas Group, she worked at Molinos Rio de la Plata, a leading Latin American food products company, in both the Merger & Acquisitions and Trade Marketing areas. Prior to that, she was a Senior Financial Analyst in the Financial Planning sector of S.C. Johnson & Son and a Senior Consultant at Paradigma, a management, processes, and systems consultancy. Mrs. Martínez Frugoni is a specialist in business development and merger and acquisitions processes. She graduated from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina with a degree in Economics. She also holds graduate degrees from the Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (CEMA) and the Universidad de Belgrano in Corporate Finance and Business Development.

Louisa Richey, Senior Specialist

Louisa Richey analyzes Argentina’s political, economic and regulatory environment as part of the Political Risk Team while also supporting the Corporate Governance and Sustainability practice, particularly in the coordination of the Latin American Companies Circle. Louisa worked as an analyst at the Defence Intelligence Organisation – the Australian Government’s strategic-level, all-source defence intelligence assessment agency – from 2009–2013. In 2011, she was seconded to work for six months on an Independent Review for the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. She has also worked at the Australian Government Solicitor, Australia’s leading provider of legal services to government. Louisa holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and History) from the Australian National University.

Soledad Aroz, Analyst

Soledad Aroz is an analyst at Cefeidas Group, where she assesses companies’ corporate governance standards and provides legal analysis regarding best practices for both local and international corporations. Soledad is also a Junior Associate at Cefeidas Group’s sister company, Diaz, Elias & Chaher Abogados (DECH), a specialized legal firm based in Buenos Aires (dechlaw.com). Prior to joining Cefeidas, she worked as an intern as part of the judicial system of Mendoza Province. Soledad was also a tutor at the National University of Cuyo and regularly participated in moot courts, such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Soledad graduated as a lawyer from the National University of Cuyo in 2014 and spent a semester abroad in Spain, at the University of Jaén.

Osvaldo Sandoval, Analyst

At Cefeidas Group, Osvaldo Sandoval collaborates with the Political Risk Team in the analysis of Argentina’s political and economic environment and works on a range of strategic research projects. Prior to Cefeidas, Osvaldo worked for the Government of Canada’s Department of Employment and Social Development (ESDC), analyzing the nascent market of “impact investing” worldwide. In 2012, he worked as a tutor in microeconomics at the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa. Osvaldo holds both a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics with a specialization in economic growth in Latin America from the University of Ottawa.