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).