About Us

Primero Utilities was founded to provide cutting edge development solutions for a broad spectrum of facilities and industries. We provide manufacturers with opportunities in developing markets, specializing in the Caribbean and Latin America areas.


Our team of interdiscplinary experts includes engineers, project managers and finance professionals


Founder and Director: Mr. Ian Hemming

Ian has a background in management consulting and finance, specifically in the areas of capital markets, structured finance, corporate finance and treasury management.  Ian also has extensive knowledge and expertise  in  negotiating  and  structuring  fairly complex financial transactions  using derivative instruments, as well as asset-backed notes. Ian has worked in executive and senior management positions for several companies, most notably Deutsche Bank AG, Sandals Resorts International and Deloitte. Ian holds a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Finance and Financial Law (with Merit  honours) from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.  Hons.)  from  the  University  of  Liverpool.  His  recent  career  highlights  includes involvement in successfully negotiating purchase of a hotel property for USD45 million and raising USD10 million  for a client's hotel expansion project. Ian has assisted numerous SMEs in the USA to raise capital for their business.


Director: Mr. Mario Capote

Mario is a qualified industrial engineer with a background in port operations and the construction industry. He is also a specialist in risk management and insurance underwriting for ships, industrial machinery, equipment, and facilities, as well as in procurement for construction projects. Mario was trained as a Mechanization Port Technician at the Centre Polytechnic Naval Aracelio Iglesias in Havana, Cuba, and he holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Institute Superior Polytechnic Jose Antonio Echevarria in Havana, Cuba. Mario also holds postgraduate diplomas in Port Operations, Marketing, Business Management, Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, and also Supply Chain, Logistics & Purchasing Management.


Founder and Executive Consultant: Mr. Brian Hall

Brian has a background in the Oil and Gas industry where he has a number of year’s experience in project engineering and manufacturing and later in business management. Brian has a Master of Science (MSc.) in Business Studies from London Business School, a BSc. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sussex, He is a Chartered Engineer (M.I.Mech. C.Eng.) and is also a PRINCE2 Practitioner (Project Management). Brian has worked directly for Shell and also for Esso as an employee followed by running his own businesses for many years.



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