Carlo Maria Rossotto
Lead ICT Specialist , The World Bank

Speaker Profile

Carlo Maria Rossotto is Lead ICT Specialist at the World Bank and leads the Digital Economy Window of the Digital Development Partnership, the new Trust Fund Facility bringing together governments and leading technology firms to foster digital development. During his career at the World Bank, he has been responsible for lending and technical assistance operations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and East Asia. He coordinated the ECA/MENA ICT team at the World Bank for several years. Carlo is one of the Bank’s leading authorities on broadband and the digital economy. He has advised top-level policy makers on broadband, technology and development, in the context of over forty client-facing engagements, including in Russia, Ukraine, European Union, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and in fragile and conflict afflicted states (West Bank and Gaza, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Libya and Iraq). He represented the World Bank at the G20 working group on the Digital Economy. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Rossotto worked as at the Inter-American Development Bank and in management consulting, advising leading European tech firms on demand analysis, marketing, corporate strategy and regulatory affairs. He holds postgraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and in Financial and Commercial Regulation from The London School of Economics. He speaks Italian, English, French and some Spanish, Russian and Arabic

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