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Gabriel AZEVEDO

Gabriel Azevedo

Head of Environment, Social & Governance Division, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Gabriel Azevedo is a civil engineer with an MSc. and a PhD in hydrology and water resources management from Colorado State University.

Gabriel has been involved in infrastructure development and environmental management projects in some 30 countries. He worked at the World Bank as lead water resources engineer for Latin America and later for Europe and Central Asia as well as sustainability sector leader for Brazil.

He was formerly vice president for the Latin America and Caribbean region with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). In 2008 he joined the Odebrecht Organisation where he was sustainability director for Odebrecht Energy, and served as the sustainability director for Odebrecht Engineering and Construction. He is now head of environment, social & governance division at Inter-American Investment Corporation.

Throughout his career, Gabriel has been directly involved with more than 20 large dam projects in various capacities. He has also participated in a number of research and teaching initiatives. He is a member of the International Hydropower Association and of the World Water Council.

He is a member of the International Water Resources Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Brazilian Chapter of the International Committee of Large Dams.  He was president of the Brazilian Water Resources Association and is a board member of the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund.