Rogerio Martins, Managing Director, Debt Brazil
Having joined AMERRA in 2012, Rogerio is responsible for the Brazilian portfolio, comprised primarily of debt transactions but also featuring select equity investments. Rogerio spends a minimum of one week each month on-site with existing and potential clients enabling him to assess the industry trends and client performance in real time. Prior to joining AMERRA, Rogerio held positions at Natixis do Brasil and HSH Nordbank AG. His professional path has been primarily focused on middle tier companies in South America, more specifically Brazil, and in agriculture commodities. Rogerio holds a BS in business administration from Webber International University and an MBA and Post graduate degree from Pace University. Rogerio is a native Brazilian and is fluent in Portuguese and German.
Rogerio sits on the boards of Fiagril Ltda. (Brazil) and Fiagril Participações S.A. (Brazil).
Chris Chapman, Managing Director Debt
Chris joined AMERRA in 2018 and is responsible for debt investments outside of Brazil, which transactions currently span from the United States of America down to Argentina. Chris has 30+ years of commodity finance experience. In the eight years prior to joining AMERRA, Chris built a structured commodity finance portfolio as a Director at Deutsche Bank. Before that, Chris built soft commodity portfolios at BNP Paribas and Societe Generale and a diverse commodity repo business at Merrill Lynch. Chris was introduced to the world of commodities and agriculture at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. following formal credit training at Manufacturers Hanover. Chris holds an MBA from New York University with majors in Finance and Accounting and was named a Leonard Stern Scholar based on academic achievement. Chris received a BA from Cornell University in Psychology and Economics. Chris is Spanish fluent and rusty in Portuguese.