Chief Executive Officer
Nuria Haltiwanger is the Chairwoman and CEO of ACS Infrastructure (North America) and President and CEO of its parent company, IRIDIUM Concesiones de Infraestructuras, the ACS Group’s infrastructure development, equity investment, and long-term operations and maintenance arm. With over 190,000 employees worldwide, $45 Billion in annual revenues and $90 Billion in backlog, ACS Group is one of the largest infrastructure development and construction companies in the world and has consistently ranked #1 on Engineering News Record magazine’s list of Top International Contractors. Through her role, Nuria oversees ACS Group’s international alternative delivery, concession, and operations & maintenance portfolio, which currently boasts 48 projects globally, including 16 transportation highway and transit infrastructure public-private partnerships (P3s) in the United States and Canada.
A pioneer in P3’s, ACS Infrastructure is currently developing under Nuria’s leadership more than $11 billion of transportation infrastructure in North America. This includes: the $2.5 billion ‘Automated People Mover’ project at Los Angeles International Airport, the $3 billion ‘Gordie Howe International Bridge’, the new landmark international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan with the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America; and the $ 1.1 billion ‘Finch West Light Rail Transit’ project in Toronto, Ontario.
ACS Infrastructure has played a leading role in the development and successful continued operations & maintenance of some of the first P3s in US, including the ‘I-595 Express project in Florida’ (which was the first availability-based P3 in the United States and the first P3 for the State of Florida) as well as the ‘Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway’ in Ohio (Ohio DOT’s largest single construction project and first transportation P3 in the state).
In addition, Nuria is deeply involved in the oversight of ACS Group’s $19 billion investment in ABERTIS Infraestructuras, a leading toll road operator with more than 8,600 km of high-capacity roads in operation across 16 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her team played a key role in overseeing ABERTIS’ recent $2 billion acquisition of the ‘Elizabeth River Tunnels’ concession in Virginia (USA) and $5 billion acquisition of the ‘Red de Carreteras de Occidente’ (RCO) toll concession portfolio in Mexico.Back to speakers