Jozsef Szamosfalvi

Mr. Szamosfalvi has specialized in emerging market structured and trade finance underwriting and risk mitigation with a focus on infrastructure, financial and energy sector projects using a Washington insider’s network.  He has created, and successfully manages trade finance platforms  or under-banked, mid-market companies using a combination of innovative financial solutions and  technology for asset based lending.  Currently he is a fund manager for the Geothermal Development Fund Latin America (www.gdflac.com), which is a $65million USD early-stage geothermal risk mitigation fund with the support of KfW and the EU.  Has previously provided fair market value analysis and led or advised on mergers and acquisition projects in the manufacturing, geospatial intelligence and biofuels industries in the US and abroad (Japan, Malaysia, among others). He has served as acting CFO for several portfolio companies. A graduate of Brigham Young University (magna cum laude) with a double major in Economics and International Politics, Mr. Szamosfalvi has been an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University School of Business, including teaching MBA students from the University of Iceland School of Business.  He is CFA candidate, and a member the CFA Society New York. He contributed to several business publications, including Beard & Thomas’ Trade Finance Handbook (Thomson 2006) and has provided presentations and has been on the panel for the CFA Association and the American Bar Association on the subject of project and trade finance.