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Senior policy manager

Matteo is part of the IHA’s research and policy team. His expertise covers a large range of technical and financial aspects of hydropower projects. His role at the IHA is focused on gathering knowledge about asset management & modernisation, clean energy systems and grid ancillary services both from a technical and commercial prospective. He is currently focusing on the preparation of a series of industry guidelines and policy recommendations resulting from the EU funded XFLEX Hydro project of which the IHA is partner.

Matteo joined the IHA in 2022 as Senior Policy Manager. Before this, he spent over 6 years acting as Associate Director of the London based financial consulting firm Osterwald Rathbone & Partners. While there, he focused on economic valuations and financial modelling on a large variety of energy assets.

Matteo was previously based in Switzerland, where He worked as a R&D engineer for Andritz Hydro and at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines of the EPFL. Over this period, he oversaw various research projects on Pelton turbines as well as reduced model and onsite turbine testing.

He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and a Master in Energy Management from the ESCP Europe Business School.

He is fluent in Italian, French, English and Spanish.

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