CLOSING THE INFRASTRUCTURE GAP IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES:
Innovating Policy and Technology for Investment and Impact
About the talk
José Luis Morea will address how to close the enormous infrastructure gap in developing economies exposed by the pandemic. He will discuss his expertise in designing public-private partnerships that tap international capital markets, private banks, multilateral agencies, and local developers, to channel investment into strategic infrastructure projects delivered together with the national and sub-national governments.
Mr Morea will show how information technology tools today can help close the information asymmetries to promote competition and bring new international players to the table. He will discuss real-life examples on how an open platform of communications can remove the risk of lack of transparency and mitigate corruption issues.
Mr Morea will cover novel financial strategies to mobilize private investment and syndicated efforts with multilateral banks and other development agencies, through sovereign trusts and investment funds. A CMU graduate, Mr Morea will also show how he applied analytical and managerial knowledge and skills learned during his time studying in CMU-A can be used to unlock waves of investment in developing countries.
About the Speaker
José Luis Morea has demonstrated leadership and management skills, both in large and complex organisations within government and the private sector, in Australia and Argentina. He has proven experience in setting-up new teams, building start-ups, and developing and implementing strategies to make them thrive. He led the National Development Bank of Argentina as its CEO. Mr Morea was formerly the Secretary of Public-Private Partnerships of the Argentina government where he developed an infrastructure portfolio of USD 30 billion at its Ministry of Finance. He is globally recognised for his achievements around infrastructure and finance. A recipient of the Distinguished Global Talent Visa granted by the Australian government in October 2020, Jose is a graduate of the M.SC. in Public Policy & Management (with Highest Distinction) at CMU-A in 2014. He is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at Universidad Católica Argentina and holds an M.Sc. in Applied Economics and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
4:00-5:00 pm (Adelaide time)