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Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

Meet the Team

The Procuring Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships team consists of the following experts below. 


Fernanda Ruiz Nuñez

Fernanda acts as Project Coordinator for the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs project. Since she joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 2007, Fernanda has worked in the Infrastructure sector in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean Regions. Fernanda has been working at the Bank in both research and operations, focusing mainly on transport, energy, and urban sectors, and providing overall strategic directions and technical inputs on operations and analytical work related to infrastructure policy, economics, and financing. Before joining the Bank, Fernanda worked as a Research Associate in the Institute of Economic Research at the Fundacion Banco Empresario in Argentina, and as a Research Analyst at the Inter-American Development Bank. She was also a lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago (2003-2005) and at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (2000-2002). A national of Argentina, Fernanda holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Tania Ghossein

As Program Coordinator, Tania has co-led the development of the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs initiative since its inception, in addition to her role as Program Coordinator of the Benchmarking Public Procurement projects. Prior to becoming Program Coordinator, Tania was a topic leader in the Global Indicators Group where she was in charge of developing the Filling a Complaint and Starting a Foreign Investment indicators. Before joining the World Bank Group in 2008, Tania worked as a corporate lawyer and a credit analysis officer in Beirut, Lebanon. She then moved on to work at the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, D.C. as Legal Advisor and Communications Manager to the Jordan Tourism Board. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School and a law degree from the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon. Tania speaks Arabic and French and is learning Spanish.


Mikel Tejada Ibañez

Mikel joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs team in December 2014, where he acts as Topic Leader for the project. Before joining the World Bank Group, he worked on PPP at the Fiscal and Municipal Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to that, he practiced public and administrative law as an associate with the law firm Garrigues in Barcelona, Spain. Mikel holds a joint degree in Law and Business Administration from the Public University of Navarra and holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School. He has been a member of the Barcelona Bar Association since 2007. Mikel speaks Spanish and some French.


Nasser Alreshaid

Nasser Alreshaid joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs team in November 2015. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he was a prosecutor in Kuwait facilitating international cooperation and investigating crimes concerning public funds, corruption, money laundering, securities fraud, and non-implementation of judicial decisions. He also worked as an associate at Abdullah Khaled Alayoub law firm in Kuwait and was a member of the interagency council for human rights. He has recent scholarly publications on investor-state dispute settlements and trade in the MENA region. Nasser is a doctoral candidate in law and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from NYU, an LL.M. in Public Law from Kuwait University, a law degree from the University of Sharjah, U.A.E., and a judicial and legal studies diploma from the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies. Nasser is a native Arabic speaker.


Adam Jankowski

Adam officially joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs team in November 2017, after interning with the project in Spring, 2017. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, he interned at the compliance department of ING Financial Services in Warsaw. He has also done volunteer work, providing legal and linguistic assistance to LGBT and elderly persons in Poland. Adam has passed the New York Bar examination and is awaiting admission to the State Bar. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. in Polish law from the University of Warsaw, and a B.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warsaw. Adam speaks Polish and French and is learning Spanish.


Khasankhon Khamudkhanov

Khasan joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPPs team in October 2015. Before joining the Benchmarking Public Procurement team, Khasan was an intern for the World Bank Group’s Doing Business project, where he worked on the Enforcing Contracts and the Protecting Minority Investors indicators. Khasan worked at Citibank Philippines prior to joining the World Bank Group, where he focused on improving and streamlining the credit and loan approval process within the Credit Payment Products Department. Khasan holds a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor in Commerce specializing in Finance and Business Technology Management (BTM) from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. Khasan is fluent in Russian and Uzbek.


Hélène Candice Larroque

Hélène joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPP's team in February 2016. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked for the French distributor of electricity and the Law firm François SERRES & Associates in Paris on a project of public-private partnerships regulation in West Africa. Hélène graduated from University ‘Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense’ in Law and Economics in 2015. Hélène is a native French speaker.


Svitlana Orekhova

Svitlana (Lana) Orekhova has joined the team in May 2017. A certified multi-lingual analyst of the regulatory frameworks for public-private partnerships globally, Lana has 8+ years of experience in business regulations and compliance, risk mitigation in emerging markets (the EU, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America) and corporate governance. Lana holds a Master of Arts degree in German and European Studies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she has earned a Landegger’s Honor’s Certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Lana has worked and studied in Austria, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine and the U.S. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and German from Bates College.


Zeina Traboulsi

Zeina joined the Procuring Infrastructure PPP's team in March 2016. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked as a corporate attorney in Beirut, Lebanon, and later moved on to work as a consultant in law firms in the United States, where she mainly prepared legal memoranda and opinions for government agencies and private companies. Zeina holds a Master of Law (L.L.M) in Banking and Finance from Boston University, Boston, United States; a Masters (DEA) in National and International Business Law from the Filiere Francophone de Droit, Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese University branch, in collaboration with Aix Marseille III University, France); and a Law Degree from Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon. She was admitted to practice in Beirut, Lebanon since 2009, and in the State of New York, United States, since 2015. Zeina speaks Arabic and French.