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 (HEC); Certificates in Advanced Project Management and in Strategic Decision & Risk Management, Stanford University. Over 20 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. Formerly, Head of Basic & Infrastructure Industries, Head of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Geneva. Currently, Member, B20 Task Force on Financing Growth and Infrastructure, and Founder, 1b1r1f Initiative.