Arturo Bujanda

Arturo Bujanda

Associate at Mercator International

Mr Bujanda is an infrastructure development executive with expertise in project finance, international trade, econometric forecasting, business operations, and strategy with over 12 years of global experience with major focus in the NAFTA region and Latin America. His project experience includes railroads, ports, airports, and logistic zones.

Currently at Mercator International, Mr Bujanda provides independent strategic advisory services to clients acquiring, developing, financing, or operating transportation assets worldwide. He is responsible for the analysis of macro and microeconomic trends, freight markets research, and development of analytical tools to support financial planning and optimize infrastructure investments in the private and public sectors.

Previously, Mr Bujanda served as a Transportation Economist and Research Scientist for Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Through applied research, he primarily developed practical solutions to diverse transportation challenges of the 21st century by leveraging the power of data and analytics to anticipate transportation demand in all modes, analyze costs and benefits, and inform policy and key decision makers.

Mr Bujanda is actively involved at the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is a member of the Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee and of the research panel Socioeconomic Data Use to Forecast Air Passenger Demand. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is well published in scientific journals.


  • Associate, Mercator International LLC, Greater Seattle area, WA
  • Transportation Economist – Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, El Paso, TX
  • Assistant Research Engineer, Center for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, El Paso, TX
  • Research Specialist, Laboratory of Dynamic Transportation and Urban Systems, El Paso, TX
  • Business Owner, Commercial ABA SA de CV, Chihuahua, Mexico


  • M.S. in Economics, University of Texas at El Paso (outstanding thesis)
  • Management Development Program, UT at Austin – LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
“At Mercator, our passion is helping clients to anticipate, plan, and finance the way the world moves freight.”