Acasta Cuba Capital’s advisory services are led by our Managing Partners, supported by other professionals who have extensive and long experience in the Cuba market. We also work with the leading financial experts of Acasta Capital to provide full services to our clients.
Mark Entwistle, Managing Partner, Acasta Cuba Capital and founding partner of Acasta Capital Inc. He has been involved in Cuban affairs for 22 years and worked as an advisor to companies interested in Cuba for 18 years. Mark served as Ambassador of Canada to Cuba from 1993-1997. At Acasta Capital, he leads the political strategy platform, focusing on government relations, political risk analysis for business and strategic communications.
Prior to joining Acasta, he served as Senior Advisor to Teneo Strategy LLC in New York. A career Canadian diplomat for 15 years, serving in Israel and Russia, he was also Press Secretary and director of communications to the Prime Minister of Canada, Chief of Staff to another former Prime Minister and parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Juanita Montalvo, Managing Partner, Acasta Cuba Capital. She is an executive experienced in developing and leading strategies to drive performance through excellence in corporate governance, partnership and joint venture management and good business practice. She was a Senior Vice President at Sherritt International Corporation (TSX:S), Cuba’s largest foreign investor, builder and operator in mining, oil & gas, and power production – where she worked for 18 years. She has significant international P&L experience having held roles in corporate, field operations and construction phases. She was the Vice President of Operations Support in Cuba where she worked for 7 years and led Sherritt’s joint venture, The Soy Processing Company, from commissioning to nameplate production, through to divestiture. She was Sherritt’s Country Manager in Madagascar during the construction of the $7 billion Ambatovy Joint Venture of Sherritt, Sumitomo Corporation, Korea Resources Corporation and SNC-Lavalin.