Paulo coordinates and leads the Bank’s oil, gas, and mining lending activities and technical assistance in more than 50 countries. He also heads three global programs and partnerships in the oil, gas and mineral sectors including: the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR), and the Extractive Industries Technical Advisory Services (EI-TAF). Prior to that he was a Lead Operations Officer for the Latin America region of the World Bank and also a Lead Industrial Economist. Before joining the World Bank, he worked in Strategy and Operations for Usinor-Sacilor, a leading steel producer in France. He holds a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Paris School of Mines.