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Alessandro Carano

Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Bulc

Alessandro Carano is Expert Member of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Transport V. Bulc: he follows the transport investment and financial instruments including the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), as well as the Trans-European-Networks.

Between 2014 and 2016 he was Senior Adviser to the Deputy Director General of the European Commission's DG Economic and Financial Affairs, working on the design and start-up of the Investment Plan for the Europe to mobilize at least € 500bn by 2020, and on the External Investment Plan to mobilise € 44bn in EU Neighbourhood and Africa by 2020.

 

He was previously Managerial Adviser and Head of Unit at the European Investment Bank, responsible for the institutional relationship with EU Institutions and other International Financial Institutions on policies and activities outside the EU. He led the negotiations on the new EIB External Lending Mandate for the period 2014-2020, allowing up to EUR 30bn in EIB financing in support of EU external action. He worked on the Mid Term review of EIB external mandate including support to the steering committee of wise persons chaired by M. Camdessus, and the subsequent EU decision. He contributed to the establishment of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and other financial instruments blending grants with loans. He has also worked in the Projects Directorate of the EIB on economic and technical due diligence of projects and the quality of internal methods and processes.

He worked for Procter & Gamble in several management positions for 8 years.

He holds an MBA from Vlerick Management School and an Engineering MSc degree from Turin Politechnic University.