Pedro Rodrigues de Almeida
- Director, Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development Industry, World Economic Forum
PhD in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne; MSc in Engineering Physics, Technical University of Lisbon; MBA in Marketing Strategy and Communication, University of Geneva; Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management, Stanford University. Over 17 years' professional experience in various industrial settings. Solid experience in infrastructure project management (multimillion dollar CAPEX projects), strategic decision and risk management, and economic valuation studies. Former senior roles in numerous countries and in a variety of industry sectors, namely, building materials and cement manufacturing with Holcim, specialty minerals with Imerys, fine chemicals with Agfa-Gevaert, and fast moving consumer goods with Philip Morris International. Currently, Head, Infrastructure & Urban Development Industry, World Economic Forum, Geneva and New York. Main professional responsibilities and interests are related to today's challenges in strategic infrastructure and urban development projects as well as the management of relationships between the Forum and the leaders of global companies in the EPC, real estate and urban development sectors.