Patrick Avato
Leads IFC’s Cities Initiative in EMENA
He manages strategic partnerships with major cities such as Izmir, Antalya, Istanbul, Kiev and Belgrade to support their urban transformations through comprehensive financing and advisory solutions that leverage the private sector. Particular focus includes public transport, solid waste, waste water and smart city solutions.

Mr. Avato has more than 15 years of experience in the infrastructure sector across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and South Asia. Before joining IFC, he held various positions in energy and corporate finance. He has an MBA from the University of Tuebingen and an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Speaker of the Congress, 29.01.2019, 10.00-13.00



Congress 1: Business Participation in Cities Transformation
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April 22-24, 2020
Venue & contact
Congress and Exhibition Center "PARKOVY"
Park Road 16a, Kyiv,
Ukraine, 02000 
Ukrainian Division of BSC
+380 44 286 36 63
+380 44 286 34 63

International Division of BSC
+34 93 506 69 63