Luz Maria Gonzalez   Associated Senior Specialist

Luz Maria Gonzalez
Associated Senior Specialist

Ms. Gonzalez is a seasoned economist with more than 20 years of experience in economic and financial assessments of public utilities and infrastructure projects, especially in the water and sanitation sector. As SEGURA's Associate, she was involved in the design of a tariff reform for the Amman water corporatization process and provided assistance to the SUWASA project designing tariff reforms for the towns of Hawasa in Ethiopia as well as for the states of Rivers and Bauchi in Nigeria.

She has been a consultant for private firms and international and governmental institutions worldwide, among them the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF). She has worked in numerous projects in over 25 countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Ms. Gonzalez’s work includes financial business models, cost benefit analyses, design of water and sanitation tariffs, and preparation of financial schemes for public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects in emerging economies.

Ms. Gonzalez holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in Quantitative Economics and Microeconomics. Furthermore, she studied Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Economics in the University of Antioquia-Colombia. She is a native Spanish speaker, is fluent in English and has working knowledge of Portuguese and French.