Prof Jeremy Gorelick

Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN), USAID

Prof Jeremy Gorelick

Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN), USAID

Biography

Professor Jeremy Gorelick is an international finance expert with over 15 years of experience in structuring complex transactions, with a focus on urban and water/sanitation interventions in the global south. He is the Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor for WASH-FIN, a USAID program implemented by Tetra Tech, which is mandated to mobilize domestic and international capital for water and sanitation projects sponsored by municipalities and/or water and sanitation service providers in sub-Saharan Africa and south/southeast Asia. Previously, he spent six years as the Lead Technical and Financial Advisor for the City of Dakar as it prepared to launch the region’s first municipal bond. In addition, he has worked for the World Bank as a short-term consultant for a municipal finance project in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, where the Bank is engaged in the preparation of a significant loan to address flooding and water management. He has also consulted for the Global Green Growth Institute in their efforts to identify funding sources for WASH initiatives in Senegal, for Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor as it examined financing solutions for urban sanitation issues in east Africa, and for Water and Sanitation for Africa as part of their efforts to establish a Social Enterprise Group to manage financial innovations on an SME basis. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, where he currently teaches in Baltimore and Washington, and is finalizing his dissertation at the University of Cape Town on financing municipalities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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