Cristina Nieto Gómez www.akerton.com Head of Finance at Akerton Partners 38 www.finance-monthly.com About Akerton Partners Akerton Partners is an independent professional services firm specializing in providing financial advice to companies, their shareholders, investors and lenders. Successfully advised on more than 660 operations within different sectors, adding up to a total amount of more 3.5 Bn euros. Founded in 2008 by professionals with extensive industrial and financial experience, our services are centered in providing our clients the added value they need under certain situations where specialization, experience, commitment, and know-how make the difference. Akerton Partners aims to help clients creating and maintaining long term value. In order to provide such, we analyze their situation and problems from all angles, to identify and implement the best solution. Our professionals have built their reputation based on experience, dedication, and integrity, and their in-depth and extensive back ground in the industry lets them put themselves in the clients shoes and quickly understand the clients problems. Our independence and motivation for establishing long-term relationships with clients, allow Akerton Partners to always place their interests before our own, something that eliminates barriers and creates lasting relationships. Our Services Corporate Advisory Forensic and due diligence Financing Public Incentives Real State and Infraestructures S P A I N Corporate Finance Expert of the Year About Cristina Nieto Gómez Cristina holds a degree in Business Administration and Management, with a major in Finance from CUNEF (part of Complutense University of Madrid). She has also completed an Executive MBA from ISEM Fashion Business School (part of University of Navarra). She has worked, while living in the United States (2012-2019), as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas, under the “Transportation Systems Management” program led by Dr. Walton to present the basic principles of financing transportation infrastructure projects.