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Dr. Jeremy Gorelick

Strategic Advisor Development Finance

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Dr Jeremy Gorelick is a Development Finance practitioner with 20 years of experience in preparing and closing transactions in infrastructure in emerging markets.  He has been responsible for raising over USD$1.2 billion for infrastructure projects in emerging markets, through his origination role on Wall Street and his positions as a municipal / infrastructure finance advisor with various aid agencies and DFIs, including as the lead for the infrastructure finance team for USAID’s WASH-FIN, designed to help utilities and municipalities across Africa and Asia to raise money for water and sanitation projects.


Jeremy is the Head of the Deal Team for Wellers Impact, a water and sanitation impact investor, as well as the Strategic Advisor for the Green Finance Institute.  He is also advising the IFC's Africa Cities Initiative and leading efforts for the mobilisation of capital for urban infrastructure as part of the Future Cities South Africa program.


He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, where he currently teaches in Baltimore and Washington, and wrote his doctoral dissertation at the University of Cape Town on financing municipalities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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