Emilio Cattaneo 2021 Speaker

Head of Technical Assistance

The Private Infrastructure Development Group


Emilio joined the Private Infrastructure Development Group in 2015 as Executive Director of The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund.  He became Head of PIDG Technical Assistance in December 2019, responsible for the deployment of grants to projects being developed by the PIDG Companies, as well as providing upstream capacity building grants to governments and managing a number of strategic partnerships. He has over 35 years of corporate finance, asset management and advisory experience across several markets, including Africa, Latin America, India and Southern Europe. He spent close to 20 years with HSBC in the UK and abroad. Before joining PIDG, Emilio was Director of Asset Management, at Climate Change Capital, a London-based fund manager focused on climate mitigation investment strategies, where he was closely involved in developing renewable energy and agri-business transactions in Africa. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he read Biochemistry (with Economics) at Hertford College.

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