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Dr. Mark A. Jamison is Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. He provides international research and professional training relating to the regulation of public utilities, including directing the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy, which has trained over 3200 regulatory professionals from 153 countries since its inception in January 1997. Dr. Jamison has served as a utility regulator in the United States and previously worked for Sprint, a telecommunications company. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida.
Roxana Barrantes is an economist and associate researcher at the Institute of Peruvian Studies (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos). Her professional experience is in the field of applied microeconomics, focusing on the regulation and privatization of infrastructure, including public policies and regulation instruments for inclusive development; information and communications technology (ICT) and broadband; and environment and natural resources. Roxana has many years of professional experience as an advisor, consultant and director of regulatory bodies. In the private sector, she currently serves on the Steering Committee of Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (DIRSI) and as Professor at the Department of Economics at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, PUCP). In the public sector, she serves as Chief of the Advisory Board of the Ministerial office in the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Peru; as a Board Member of Petroperu, and as a member of the Court Dispute Resolution of the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Public Transportation Infrastructure (OSITRAN in Spanish). Roxana has a B.S. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Yogita Upadya Mumssen is a Senior Infrastructure Economist in the World Bank Group's Global Water Practice. Over the past 10 years at the Bank, Yogita has worked on infrastructure services delivery, in particular in the water and energy sectors, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. Her prior experience includes working as an economic consultant for firms including NERA and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in London and Washington D.C. Her areas of expertise include regulation, competition, sector restructuring and public-private partnerships, and pro-poor policies.
Jemima Sy, a Philippine national, is a Senior Infrastructure Specialist at the World Bank Group's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). Jemima leads PPIAF’s water portfolio and supports its sub-national financing practice. A lawyer by training, Jemima has over 12 years of experience managing water and sanitation market development initiatives. She has advised governments on regulatory reforms and privately driven performance improvement programs and is involved in developing long-term commercial financing for water and sanitation projects in Asia and Africa. Jemima has worked with the Kenyan water regulator on the first shadow credit rating exercise of water utilities. Before joining PPIAF, Jemima was the global business leader for the Water and Sanitation Program, overseeing initiatives on local private sector development in 16 countries.