University of Calgary

Gregorio Oberti

  • Sessional Instructor

Background

Gregorio (aka Greg) Oberti is a Sessional Lecturer at the Haskayne School of Business where he regularly teaches an Undergraduate (FNCE 559) and an MBA (FNCE 789) class for students giving them an exposure and introduction to Project Finance.  Outside of his teaching, he is a Partner in PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure team and leads that team in Alberta. Greg holds multiple roles within the firm including PwC’s National LNG Lead for Canada and he is PwC Canada’s National Cleantech Leader for Advisory; he is also a member of PwC’s Global Deals Origination platform.

He has over 15 years of experience advising both private and public companies on a wide range of corporate activities. He has worked in over fifteen countries and speaks Italian, Spanish, French and English fluently.  Greg has experience in deal structuring, modelling, financing, strategy and operational optimization. He is able to take leadership roles in a wide variety of contexts including on financings, corporate strategy, operational optimization, technical accounting issues, external reporting, process mapping, corporate controls and deal structuring/due diligence.

Greg previously worked with Trafigura, a leading commodity-trading firm in Geneva, Switzerland where amongst other responsibilities he was tasked with closing over USD 1.5 billion in project, revolving credit and acquisition debt-financings conducted by the Group in its downstream and midstream division across Central America, Africa, Europe and South-east Asia. Since returning to Canada, Greg has executed multiple large mandates for some of the largest Canadian pension funds as well as for Canadian corporates. 

Greg has deep expertise in midstream energy; specifically with respect to commodity trading entities and their related infrastructure & logistics needs. He has also developed a strong background in cleantech; in particular with reference to Green Fuels (Ethanol & Biodiesel) as well as with the Biogas, Geothermal, Onshore and Offshore wind sectors.   His areas of professional focus are:

o   Midcap Infrastructure financing (Debt & Equity)

o   Private Infrastructure Strategies

o   Industry focused projects: Commodity Trading (Energy, Agriculture)

o   Emerging market & origination strategies 

Greg is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Business Valuator, a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and holds a Masters degree in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. 

Hobbies

Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and children and travelling.  He is also an aviation enthusiast and when he has spare time you can find him over at Springbank Flying Club trying to keep his hours up as he holds multiple pilot licenses.  

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