Nico Saporiti is a Senior Investment Officer in the Public Private Partnerships Advisory group of the International
Finance Corporation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group), where he is the global specialist for the water sector. His professional and transaction experience at IFC is focused on water and power generation utilities. Nico joined IFC in 2005 after a one-year stint in the World Bank’s Latin America’s water and urban infrastructure team. Prior to IFC, he worked for Siemens Power, ENEL (one of Europe’s largest integrated electricity utilities), SAUR (a French water utility), and in the water asset management team of Biwater, calibrating water distribution network models and looking for leaks in the North-East Lancashire. Nico holds a Master’s Degree in Water (Civil) Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University in Italy (1997), a MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland (2002) and a Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute (2009). He is fluent in Spanish and French, and speaks some German and Portuguese.