Senior Economist, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Global Practice
After having joined the World Bank as Young Professional in 2008, Leonardo has worked in the Development Research Group and in the Financial and Private Sector Development Unit of the Africa Region. Currently Leonardo is a Senior Economist with the Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Global Practice. Before joining the World Bank Leonardo worked as a consultant in Latin America and Southern Africa for UNDP, WTO, UNIDO, USAID and EU. Additionally, before his PhD, Leonardo worked for more than two years in Mozambique as advisor to the Government where he served as economic advisor for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development advising the director of the Unit for Development of Private Sector and Commercial Agriculture on agricultural trade negotiations, SPS/TBT, and agribusiness strategies to attract investments.