Horacio has more than 20 years of professional experience in the urban-environmental field, having worked both in the private sector and in multilateral development organizations.
He is currently the Lead Urban Specialist for the Latin American Region of the World Bank . He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of complex projects related to cities, urban infrastructure, urban resilience, and industrial pollution through a multidisciplinary and innovative lens. During the previous 8 years he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the Coordinator of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) and as Principal Water and Sanitation Specialist.
Before the IDB Horacio worked for 11 years as a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, leading the urban environmental agenda and coordinating operations related to carbon finance in the Latin American Department. He worked in the implementation of the principal international environmental protocols including: The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Prior to that, he worked in the private sector as Project Manager for environmental engineering companies providing innovative technical solutions for treatment and final disposal of hazardous substances in complex urban settings.
Horacio was trained as a mechanical engineer at the National University of La Plata in Argentina and holds a Master’s in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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