Lelio H. Balarezo Del Valle
- Senior Director
- T: +507 297 3450
- F: +507 297 3455
- B.A., Business Administration, Finance and Marketing, University of Miami
- MBA, Finance, Nova Southeastern University
- Leadership Training Series, University of Miami
- Team Building Training, Incae
Lelio Balarezo is a Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Practice’s office in Panama City. Mr. Balarezo supervises projects related to financial investigations and internal management operations in the Panama office. Mr. Balarezo has been involved in multiple due diligence, market research analysis and background check investigations, as well as in the preparation of reputational self-due diligence reports for highly exposed clients.
Mr. Balarezo has a solid financial and marketing background with ample experience in the origination and underwriting of commercial, corporate and private banking credits. He also has firm experience in strategic planning, project management and revenue management within the banking, beverage, and other industries.
Before joining FTI Consulting in April 2013, Mr. Balarezo worked with SABMiller, the world´s second largest brewing company, holding several management positions including PRGM Manager, Market Intelligence Manager and Business Process Expert. During his three year tenure, Mr. Balarezo designed and implemented the company´s pricing strategy, focused on volume and revenue growth for each business category (beer, milk, carbonated drinks and juices). In addition, he was a key member in the shape, planning and execution of the business segmentation process to determine the company´s beer portfolio strategy and business strategy plan.
For thirteen years, Mr. Balarezo lived in Miami, Florida, where he obtained his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Nova Southeastern University and his Bachelor in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.
During his stay in Florida, Mr. Balarezo worked with Bayview Lending Group (Silver Hill Financial Division), a major nationwide commercial real estate loan origination and securitization group. Mr. Balarezo was employed as Underwriting Manager, were he was responsible for credit approval and portfolio administration, handling between $40 and $50 million per month in commercial loan transactions and having a signature lending authority up to $1 million. He was also responsible for the operative team adhering to the company´s credit policies, quality control and credit training program.
Mr. Balarezo has also worked for other institutions including New York Emigrant Funding Bank and Continental National Bank of Miami, having held different positions within the banking industry.
Mr. Balarezo is a Peruvian citizen and is fluent in English and Spanish.