Alessandro Carano is Senior Adviser in European Commission’s Recovery taskforce, which is responsible for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, and related partnership with the EU Member States. He is in particular responsible for strategic advice on investments, synergy with other EU funds, cost estimates, transport, and is member of the teams working with Bulgaria, Poland and Romania.
Between 2016 and end 2019, he has been Expert Member of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Transport V. Bulc: responsible for the transport investment and financial instruments including the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and for the Trans-European-Networks policy, the new proposal for Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27, and cooperation with Eastern Partners, as well as transport policies and investments in Poland, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Finland, Sweden Denmark.
Between 2014 and 2016, he was Senior Adviser to the Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s DG Economic and Financial Affairs, working on the design and start-up of the Investment Plan for the Europe – including the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) – to mobilize at least € 500bn by 2020, and on the External Investment Plan to mobilise € 44bn in EU Neighbourhood and Africa by 2020.
He was previously Managerial Adviser and Head of Unit at the European Investment Bank, responsible for the institutional relationship with EU Institutions and other International Financial Institutions on policies and activities outside the EU. He led the negotiations on the new EIB External Lending Mandate for the period 2014-2020, allowing up to EUR 30bn in EIB financing in support of EU external action. He worked on the Mid Term review of EIB external mandate including support to the steering committee of wise persons chaired by M. Camdessus, and the subsequent EU decision. He contributed to the establishment of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and other financial instruments blending grants with loans. He has also worked in the Projects Directorate of the EIB on economic and technical due diligence of projects and the quality of internal methods and processes.
He worked for Procter & Gamble in several management positions for 8 years.
He holds an MBA from Vlerick Management School and an Engineering MSc degree from Turin Politechnic University.
He is member of the Board of the “European Foundation for Quality Management” (EFQM) and is the founder of the non-profit foundation “Carano 4 Children” to support children with art & science education.
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