Albert is a Global Senior Manager, Urban Finance at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he is responsible for developing strategies for sustainable urbanization, identifying opportunities for innovative financing, and building dialogues with the private sector.
Prior to joining WRI in 2019, Albert served as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. With a focus on capital markets, he developed financing plans for infrastructure projects globally and prepared diagnostics on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and municipal finance in Turkey. He also worked on a research study on Fintech and access to finance.
Prior to the IFC, Albert worked at Jacobs and HDR Inc, which included advisory work with the Asian Development Bank and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. In this capacity, he also advised local governments in the United States on the development of financing strategies for transport infrastructure, helped to procure and negotiate PPP projects, and developed a financing plan for the national water utility in Cape Verde. Albert co-authored publications on the cost of administering new revenue systems in transport and the early involvement of the private sector in PPPs. In earlier years, he worked at the World Bank on municipal finance, transport, and water projects in Latin America and the Caribbean Region.
He is a graduate of Cornell University with an MBA and from the George Washington University with a M.A. in International Relations.