Rico is a Transport Specialist in the World Bank’s Global Transport Unit, working on the Bank’s engagement in shipping and ports, freight logistics and the transport sector’s energy transition. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in the shipping industry, in offshore energy and in the ship finance industry for several years. At Credit Suisse, he led the technical implementation of the Poseidon Principles, a framework for climate-aligned ship lending. Rico holds a first degree in Nautical Science and an MSc in Maritime Policy from Cardiff University. He is a qualified merchant navy officer.