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.

Adriana Garcés, Analyst

At Cefeidas Group, Adriana analyzes Argentina’s political, economic and regulatory environment as part of the Political Risk Team. Outside of Cefeidas, Adriana collaborates with the International Association of Political Science Students as a Career Center Coordinator. Adriana previously worked in Ecuador as an independent political consultant at Prime Consulting and as a research assistant for the  Latin American Public Opinion Project. She has also worked as a teaching assistant for a number of political science courses. Adriana holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations (Cum Laude) from the University of San Francisco Quito. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Science at the Torcuato Di Tella University.