June 7-9, 2022 | Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL


Manuel Tamayo

Manuel Tamayo

Country Head Mexico | Element Fleet Management

Manuel Tamayo is currently Country Head for Element Fleet Management Mexico, a fleet management company Headquartered in Toronto and with operations in Canada, US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Manuel took over the Country Head role in early 2020 and under his management the business has experienced double digit growth, consolidating Element as the market leader of FMCs in Mexico, leading strategies around Electrification of fleets, business efficiencies and establishing growth pilars. Prior to taking over the country head role he was Mexico’s VP Sales, successfully leading the team to double digit growth in each of the previous 4 year. Leading the commercial organization, he grew and developed both the sales and strategic consulting team. Creating specialized and regional roles to enhance strategy and customer focus.

Mr. Tamayo has +15 years of experience in commercial roles, he holds an Industrial Engineering bachelor from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City and an International MBA from EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Before joining Element, Manuel was Head of Structured Origination and Trade Finance for Santander Mexico, managing all business origination for the structured products within the Global Corporate Banking Group in Mexico. Managing clients in diverse sectors including telecom, oil & gas, industrial and retail. From 2006 to 2016 Manuel was part of the GE Capital Mexico, a General Electric business. During these years he performed different roles mostly within the commercial organization. He started out in the renamed CLP -Commercial Leadership Program- where he performed roles within the Risk, Marketing and Commercial organizations. After graduating with honors from the program he started out as Sales Manager for the Mexico region, moving up to become Managing Director Sales Mexico in 2013 where he was the head of a top performing 17-member sales team comprised of sales originators generating and closing new business transactions.

Managing a +USD$400MM budget while establishing the strategic direction for region, designing an ad-hoc business plan to execute strategy across country for the Energy, Oil &Gas and Marine, Automotive & Aerospace industries. Go-to market and deal origination for Commercial Lending and Equipment finance. Responsible for business origination regarding structured trade finance opportunities. Managing clients in diverse sectors including telecom, oil & gas, industrial and retail. The position requires full knowledge of the client's business and operational activities as well as industry behavior. It also requires full knowledge of products such as export finance, structured trade, among others.



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LATAM: How to Make the Right Vehicle Funding Decision - Analyzing the Lease vs. Own vs. Allowance Options

June 7, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (ET)

When you’re looking for acquire vehicle assets for your organization, the lease vs buy vs. allowance decision is a critical analysis that your team must perform. (In Spanish Language Format) More Info

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