Isabel is the Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory Services, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. She joined IFC advisory in June 2012 as South Asia Regional Manager for PPP Transaction Advisory, after spending 4 years in IFC’s Subnational Finance unit working in deal origination, structuring and supervision of debt and structured finance products in more than six countries in Latin America. Before joining IFC, she held various positions in World Bank operations in the urban sector in the Middle East and North Africa region, the water sector in Latin America, and the transport, power and urban sector in South Asia.
Before joining the World Bank in 2001, she worked in emerging markets and Western Europe for WS Atkins in the UK as Senior Management Consultant; working on infrastructure finance and public private partnerships in infrastructure in Thailand, Romania, Argentina, Barbados, Qatar, the UK, and Europe. Clients included the Office of the Regulation of Electricity and Gas in the UK, the Water Commissioner for Scotland, OFWAT the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture in Qatar, Ministry of Finance in Thailand, Ministry of Economy, Works and Public Services in Argentina, Barbados Water Authority, The European Commission, National Economic and Social Development Board in Thailand, the European Commission DGIII (Eastern and Western Europe), the UK Department of Trade and Industry, the UK Water Services Regulation Authority, and the Romanian Highways Authority.
At the start of professional life, she worked as a Civil Engineer for three years. She holds an MBA (with Distinction) from University of Birmingham (UK), and a Commerce PhD also from University of Birmingham on FDI from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.