Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Alfonso Graceffa is responsible for Otéra Capital’s strategic orientations and oversees all of its operations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the company.
Mr. Graceffa is also Head of Business Units at Ivanhoé Cambridge, where he helps define and carry out their investment strategies in keeping with the Company’s overall strategy and its performance and value-creation objectives. In addition to developing and managing partnerships, he oversees the flow and efficiency of operational and investment processes.
His professional experience is built on more than 30 years of commercial lending in the field of real estate with responsibilities in underwriting, risk management and asset management. Before joining Otéra Capital in 2008 as Vice-President, Construction Loans and Workouts, he headed the Commercial Real Estate Loans team at the National Bank of Canada where he was responsible for the origination, asset management and investment management of commercial real estate loans. He has also worked at Standard Life, Citibank and Barclays Bank.
Mr. Graceffa holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from McGill University.