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Antonio Barbalho

World Bank
Practice Manager, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, Latin America and Caribbean


Antonio Barbalho is Practice Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Energy and Extractive Global Practice sectors at the World Bank.  As Practice Manager, he leads World Bank energy sector engagements, including lending, guarantees, technical assistance and other operations in the region.

Mr. Barbalho, a British and Brazilian national, joined the World Bank Group in 2009 as Sector Manager for the energy and extractive industries sectors at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.  Mr. Barbalho has extensive experience in the energy, utilities, and financial sectors and previously held several senior positions at Deutsche Bank (UK) and CERA. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Barbalho was at Eletrobras Group (Brazil) with responsibilities in energy planning and energy savings programs.

Mr. Barbalho holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Federal University in Brazil and a master’s degree from Strathclyde University in the United Kingdom.