•Before joining Riza Capital, Diego Mendes worked at Itaú BBA between 2007 and 2017 covering the LatAm Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sector. The team was consistently ranked among the best by Institutional Investor for its coverage of the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sector in Brazil and Latin America from 2008 to 2017. Petrobras, Cosan, Braskem, Ultrapar, Tenaris, Ecopetrol, Mexichem, Alpek and Comgás were part of his coverage universe.
•Diego became the lead analyst for the team in 2015, and in 2016 and 2017 he was ranked as one of the best analysts for the energy sector for his coverage in Brazil and Latin America by Institutional Investor magazine as well as the best earnings estimator for the energy sector in Latin America by Thomson Reuters in 2016. Between 2007 and 2009 he also covered the Transportation sector. While at Itaú BBA, he participated in nine IPO processes and performed several deal and non-deal road shows in LatAm, Europe, North America and Asia.
•Prior to joining Itaú BBA, Diego worked in Equity Research at JP Morgan, covering the Metals & Mining and Pulp & Paper sectors in LatAm and Russia.
•Diego has a BSc. in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas-EAESP in São Paulo.