Rafael Castillo-Triana

CEO – Latin America

Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of The Alta Group Latin American Region, is an international attorney with more than 37 years in the leasing industry. Rafael’s in-depth knowledge of international leasing law and extensive experience founding, developing, and managing lease finance companies is invaluable to Alta clients that seek to establish and expand operations in Latin America. Beyond the legal and business issues involved in international finance, he is skilled in cross-cultural translation and balancing a lessor’s goals in a country or region with what the market can offer.

Rafael has been a keynote speaker at the World Leasing Convention three times. He represented the Colombian government in drafting the national convention for international financial leasing developed through the UNIDROIT Convention. A former executive for a large leasing company in South America, he later founded two leasing companies in Colombia. In 1990, he left his leasing management career behind and focused on serving as a legal counselor and consultant for lessors.

Rafael has published two books on leasing, written numerous papers, and lectured at universities and law schools in the U.S. Rafael is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and speaks German and Portuguese.