Bernardo has over 22 years of experience, having spent the last 15 years dedicated to power infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Previous to joining Proteus-Power, Bernardo was the Country Manager for Hive Energy in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, where he developed a solar portfolio of over 230 MW in the region, and constructed the first privately-held solar power plant in Cuba (62 MW). Previous to that, he spent 3 years as Business Development Director for the Central American and Caribbean region for Abengoa Group. During this time, Bernardo´s team secured the award of a 250m USD combined cycle plant in Jamaica and the preferred bidder status for a second combined cycle plant for a local Panamanian Group.
In the past, Bernardo worked for Acciona Group as a manager in Corporate Business development overseeing potential partnerships and growth opportunities in the LATAM market based out of Chile.
Bernardo holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering, obtained an MSc in Business Administration with IT, and rounded off his education with an Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School).