Cesar Queiroz, former World Bank Highways Adviser, is now a consultant on roads and transport infrastructure with the WB and several agencies and countries. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships in infrastructure, road maintenance, financing, management and development, performance-based contracts, improving governance, quality assurance and evaluation, research, teaching and training. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several positions with the WB, including Lead Highway Engineer and Principal Highway Engineer. Prior to joining the WB, Cesar was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas, a M.Sc. in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
Cesar has published two books and more than 130 papers and articles. His recent assignments include infrastructure advisory services and related training in Russia, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Philippines, China, Uganda, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Paraguay, Laos, Botswana, Senegal, Sweden and Norway. He was a professor of transportation engineering at the Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering in Rio de Janeiro from 1983-1986. He has lectured on private participation in infrastructure at George Washington University since 1996, and since 2007 at the International Law Institute. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Specialties: Public-private partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure, competitive selection of concessionaires, road management and development, implementation of performance-based road maintenance contracts, port reform and rehabilitation, improving governance, quality assurance and evaluation, research, teaching and training.