About Alberto

Alberto Alvarez, based in the Middle East, has over 15 years’ experience helping leading financial institutions, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, and governments on a broad range of topics including strategy, organisation, and risk management. He has served clients in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Alberto previously led our Abu Dhabi office.

His recent client work includes developing country-wide sector reform programmes and industrialisation strategies for high-growth economies. He has designed and implemented treasury and debt-management offices, public debt policies, and a governance framework for state-owned enterprises.

Alberto has also helped several leading financial institutions develop corporate and business-unit strategies, as well as new organisational and operating models. He has helped universal banks optimise asset- and liability-management organisations and treasuries, as well as decision-making processes and modelling tools.

Further experience includes executing company-wide and project-portfolio restructuring programmes for real-estate and infrastructure players and conducting sector scans, developing strategies and undertaking commercial due diligence for global institutional investors.

Alberto is a frequent speaker and panellist on treasury- and balance-sheet management issues at key forums and conferences worldwide, including Bancon, Euromoney conference series, FICCI-IBA conferences, GCC Regulators Summit, Institute of International Finance risk-management series, and Latin American Treasury Forum.

Published work

Between deluge and drought: Liquidity and funding for Asian banks” (PDF–777 KB), McKinsey & Company, April 2013

Liquidity: Managing an undervalued resource in banking after the crisis of 2007-2008” (PDF–231 KB), McKinsey & Company, September 2008

Education

New York University, Stern Business School
MBA, finance

Universidad Simón Bolivar
BSc, electrical engineering