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Pierre Graftieaux

The World Bank

World Bank Resident Representative for Guatemala

Pierre Graftieaux, a French and Australian national, joined the World Bank as an urban transport specialist in Latin America, focusing on subways, bus rapid transit systems, railways and non-motorized transport in Peru, Chile, and Argentina. He previously worked on urban transport projects, including in India, Argentina, Chile, Belgium, Brazil, Serbia, Romania, and France.

As part of the World Bank, he worked on all transport sub-sectors (rail, road, ports, aviation) in Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritius, and Tanzania, and then as a Lead Transport Specialist based in Senegal, covering Cabo Verde, Chad, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic.

His most recent postings were in the World Bank office in Sydney, Australia, first as the coordinator of the infrastructure and sustainable development portfolio (transport, energy, information and communications technology, agriculture, water, disaster risk management, urban development, and environment) in the Pacific region (including Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga, among others) and then managing various trust funds (totaling about US$300 million) funded by Australia and New Zealand to support the World Bank program.

Pierre graduated as an engineer from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, in Paris, and studied urban planning and infrastructure economics at the Escuela de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, in Madrid. He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.