MBA Lazard appoints President

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MBA Lazard announced that María Jesús Hume Hurtado has been appointed President of MBA Lazard in Perú, effective immediately.

'The appointment of María Jesús (Mayu) at MBA Lazard will greatly benefit our clients in Perú and in the region', said Alejandro F. Reynal, Chairman of MBA Lazard Holdings. 'She brings expertise and relationships formed over a distinguished career in both government and business. Her extensive experience and knowledge of international business affairs brings a unique perspective to our clients in Perú and complements the strong team that we have built in the Region'.

Hume said, 'I have a high level of respect for MBA Lazard and I am attracted by the caliber of its people, its strong presence in Latin America and its independence. This is an historic, favorable inflection point in the Peruvian economy. Perú is an attractive country in which to invest and do business. I believe MBA Lazard is well positioned to take a leading role in helping clients meet today's challenges'.

Mayu Hume has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Currently she is on the board of a variety of companies and non-profit organizations. She is Chairman of the Board of AFP Integra, a leading private pension fund in Perú . She has also served as the Managing Director of the ING Group in Peru and Colombia. She served as the Vice Minister of Commerce in Perú's Ministry of Economy, Finance & Commerce for two years. She studied Civil Engineering and Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Peru.

MBA Lazard has achieved strong growth and success for clients since the opening of its Perú office in 2008, with major corporate advisory roles in local and cross-border transactions, including: advising Alicorp on the acquisition of Industrias Teal; Grupo Breca on the sale of Soldexa to Colfax Corporation; Banco de Crédito del Peru on the acquisition of Correval Sociedad Comisionista de Bolsa in Colombia; and San Martin Contratistas Generales on its sale to Empresas ICA; among others.

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