CMU-A appoints distinguished alum José Luis Morea to key new role

Posted 3rd May 2021

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) is delighted to announce that high-achieving alum, José Luis Morea, has joined the Adelaide campus as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Mr Morea completed the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management in 2014, receiving Highest Distinction, and has gone on to have an impressive career in both his native Argentina and Australia.

While he was still completing his Masters, Mr Morea was hired by Santos to be a Senior LNG Analyst. Upon returning to Argentina, he held a series of roles including as the CEO of the country’s National Development Bank (BICE SA) and the Federal Government’s Secretary of Public-Private Partnerships, where he managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of infrastructure projects. Afterwards, he served as Executive Director of Anker Latinoamerica, a private equity fund.

CMU-A Head Emil Bolongaita said he was thrilled to welcome Mr Morea and his family back to Adelaide. The Australian Federal Government paved the way for Mr Morea’s return through its Global Talent Program.

“José’s career has been one of rapid advancement and solid results and we’re delighted to have him back on campus contributing in a number of important ways,” Professor Bolongaita said.

“This includes co-teaching in an upcoming public policy leadership and management short-course, co-designing and teaching an executive program on public private partnerships and helping on several strategy initiatives.”

Mr Morea recently delivered a Distinguished Alumni lecture at CMU-A's Adelaide campus titled “Closing the Infrastructure Gap in Developing Economies”. He drew on his extensive experience to discuss how innovative policies and technologies can create impact and investment.

His role at CMU-A is expected to continue until the end of July, 2021.

José Luis Morea with Head of CMU-A Emil Bolongaita (left) and Deputy Head, Ben Olijnyk (right)