Horacio has more than 20 years’ professional experience in the urban-environmental field gained in the private sector and multilateral development organizations. He is the lead urban specialist for the Latin American Region of the World Bank focusing on cities, urban infrastructure and resilience.
Before joining IDB Horacio worked for eleven 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. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector as a project manager for environmental engineering companies handling the treatment and disposal of hazardous substances.
He has also worked for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the coordinator of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) and as principal water specialist.
Horacio has extensive experience in complex projects related to urban infrastructure and industrial pollution, implementing many of these within the framework 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.
Horacio trained as a mechanical engineer at the National University of La Plata in Argentina and holds a Masters in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).