Senior Energy Specialist & Country Portfolio Leader
The World Bank
Zayra Romo is a power engineer with over 20 years of experience working on energy sector reform, regional energy trade, public-private investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. She has led major analytical work on energy sector reform and energy access in Africa and development of low-carbon strategies for Mexico.
In her current role based in Maputo, she coordinates the World Bank infrastructure portfolio for energy, transport and ICT for Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles and leads energy sector engagement in Mozambique. Prior to joining the Bank as a Young Professional in 2009, she worked for Électricité de France in Mexico.
Zayra has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a Master of Science in Energy Conversion and Management from the University of Offenburg in Germany. She has undertaken post-graduate research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and MIT in Cambridge.