Dr. Juan Olaechea
Managing Director-International Business Development
Dr. Olaechea, known as “Senor Tren,” in Peru, joins RDC as Managing Director-International Business Development, supplementing his role as Chairman of Peru’s Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA). In this position Dr. Olaechea’s additional responsibilities will include the development of new RDC partnership opportunities worldwide.
Dr. Olaechea is seen as the premier authority in the field of railroad transportation in Peru, serving as a trusted advisor to many, including the public sector, regarding the country’s infrastructure. As a result, he has played a vital supporting role to those setting national policy as it relates to railroads and is regularly asked to serve as an expert to national and international news outlets covering the industry.
Some of his original and significant contributions to the field include developing the first locomotive in the world that runs on natural gas, allowing Peru to take a massive leap forward towards energy independence, and introducing heavier rails to support FCCA’s 35 locomotives and over 400 freight cars.
Since 1999 he has served in leadership roles including Executive President, CEO and Special Counsel for Ferrocarril Central Andino SA (FCCA) and Ferrovias Central Andina SA (FVCA). FCCA is the railroad of the operator owned by the consortium which operates over FVCA’s rail assets linking the Pacific port of Callao and the capital Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco.