Gregor Binkert has more than 30 years of experience in international development cooperation. He held senior management positions at the World Bank and the Swiss Development Cooperation in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. He served as the World Bank Country Director for Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome & Principe. Previously, he was the World Bank’s Lead Economist for Mozambique.
In 2016, Mr. Binkert established BD Consulting & Investment Ltd. The company is based in Switzerland and supports inclusive, poverty-reducing growth in emerging economies through mobilizing finance and providing advisory services. Its main focus is on energy generation, affordable housing, and industrialization through the development of industrial clusters and special economic zones. The flagship project is the Beluluane Industrial Park and Free-Trade Zone in Maputo province – Mozambique’s premier industrial park – where he is a member of the Board of Directors.