“We look forward to growing our business in Central and South America under Jorge’s executive leadership and Asdrubal’s financial management,” said Gregory Kelly, president and CEO of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the U.S., Central and South America, which is active in the advisory, buildings, environment, industrial & energy and transportation & infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Chaves brings more than 30 years of engineering and management expertise in the U.S. and Latin America to his new position as president, in which he will oversee more than 1,100 employees in offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Chaves was the general manager of Schrader Camargo, an engineering firm based in Cundinamarca, Colombia, where he oversaw operations in Mexico, Panama, Peru, Colombia and Dominican Republic. Previously he managed energy, aviation and petrochemical projects in Colombia in various managerial and board positions for multiple firms.
Mr. Chaves worked in the U.S. for several years in the infrastructure, energy and construction markets. His areas of expertise included overseeing global assets and regional operations while directing projects and regional business development.
He earned an M.S. in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.
Mr. Montenegro brings more than 20 years of financial and management expertise to his new position as CFO for Latin America. He has worked in the Middle East, Asia, the U.S. and Latin America, where he held financial and commercial positions at companies including DuPont, BHP Billiton, Schlumberger and Halliburton.
Mr. Montenegro holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a C.P.A. from Politecnico Grancolombiano in Bogota, Colombia, a finance diploma from Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota, Colombia, and attended a mergers and acquisitions executive program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa