Global executive with extensive experience in the advanced Automotive and Electric Transportation solutions, big infrastructure projects, business to business industrials, expansion into new markets and Mergers and Acquisitions. Angel investor, currently working with www.hereofamily.com a company that developed and uses wearable & mobile technology to keep families connected.
Ex CEO of Oerlikon Drive Systems a leading high-tech industrial provider of the most advanced and high performance gear, drive and shifting solutions for Automotive, Electric & Hybrid vehicles and other advanced applications. 1 BUSD in sales and 5,500 employees
2009-2012 Managing Director, South East Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Alstom Transport. Responsible for a business unit spanning 61 countries and many large projects including the metro of Lausanne Switzerland, the metros of Athens and Istanbul, the trams of Rabat, Jerusalem, Dubai, Casablanca and Istanbul, the very high speed line between Tanger and Kenitra in Morocco. Took the business from 280 MUSD a year in 2009, to 1.2 BUSD and a substantial improvement in profitability by opening new profitable markets/countries.
2006-2009: Managing Director, South East Europe, also with Alstom Transport. Brought in to perform a turnaround in a region that had been consistently loss-making. Increased profitability by 31 percentage points to 17% of sales on average (around USD 40m profit/year) turning it into the 2nd most profitable BU.
1999 – 2005: positions with CEMEX in Asia, including Vice President Planning & Finance, Indonesia and Director of M&A – Business Development for Asia. During this time Heriberto led acquisition projects in excess of USD 4bn and participated in acquisitions in excess of USD 11bn.
Heriberto has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government