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Pedro Neves

Global Solutions Owner and Founder, Portugal


Responsible for originating and managing over 10 billion USD in infrastructure asset deals in over 60 countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Assets deals range from Oil & Gas (upstream and downstream), Power (fossil and renewable in production, transmission and distribution), Environment (water, water treatment & solid waste, Mobility (Airports, Ports, Roads, Railways, Metro), Social Infrastructure (Health, Education, Public Administration), Real Estate and Urban Development, Mining, Industry and Logistics. Has achieved success managing investment operations, in new ventures, new markets and with new partners due to more than 25 years of experience operating management projects and SPV’s (special purpose vehicles) in the development and exploitation phases. His, 7+ years of experience working with the public sector (United Nations, government and state owned entities) designing and implementing policies for public sector investment have given him a unique perspective on public interest that has been key in originating deals and developing PPPs throughout the world. These activities cover the full life cycle of asset development starting with interpreting infrastructure gaps, analyzing demographics and market tendencies, designing products and business models, defining strategy and aligning goals between share and stakeholders, starting up / reorganizing of management teams, carrying out fund raising (debt, equity, mezzanine), M&A and managing value growth.

Has been lecturing on Business Development Strategy since 2001 and is the founder of the first MBA on Urban Renewal for which he has lectured on Sustainable and Urban Development and Urban Renewal Business since 2010.


  • SDGs Task Force Leader | UNECE | Business Advisory Board on PPPs at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe June 2015 - Present. Implementing PPP solutions to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Business Advisory Board at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe January 2014 - Present. Assist Governments with the implementation of international PPP best practices and standards through high level national and regional meetings. Advise UN International Centre of Expertise and PPP Specialist Centres on the elaboration of international PPP best practices and standards.
  • Founder & Owner at Global Solutions August 2010 - Present
  • Providing Global and Integrated Solutions to Originate, Structure and Manage Sustainable Business on the following sectors: Engineering and Construction Energy, Oil & Gas Environment Urban Planning and Real Estate 2 recommendations available upon request.
  • MBA Professor at ESAI 2000 - Present. MBA Professor on Urban Development Strategy, Real Estate Business Development, Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures.

 He is a Member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board since January, 2014.

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