|Alma mater||New York University|
Romain Pison is an entrepreneur and decarbonization specialist with a strong focus on ESG and green infrastructure. His expertise is backed by significant roles at the United Nations, World Bank, and as Head of ESG for private markets. Romain is skilled in international development and project finance. He has spent over 15 years working on infrastructure, construction, and transport, designing, financing, and carrying out large programs and projects in more than 30 markets.
Romain obtained his master’s of science in international finance and management from New York University. He also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and transport from French Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat.
Romain began his career at the United Nations. He started working as an assistant liaison officer at UN-Habitat on improving slums. Before joining the World Bank, Romain worked for the French Ministry of Transport on road maintenance and bridge design.
In June 2009, Romain joined the World Bank as a transport associate, where he managed a European and Central Asian transport portfolio, and worked on railway restructuring projects, road safety, and economic corridor projects in more than 15 countries.
In 2011, Romain joined the European Commission as the infrastructure program manager in Cameroon on transport and energy infrastructure and poverty alleviation projects.
In 2013, Romain joined the World Bank as the senior transport infrastructure specialist. He was responsible for supervising projects such as e-government, trade facilitation, connectivity, and resilience projects
In 2019, Romain started his own infrastructure advisory services, where he advised 25+ public and private clients on green infrastructure and ESG. Romain worked on various projects in Central Asia, the Balkans, and Romania, such as drone technology evaluation in road asset management, electric vehicles, BIM and construction projects, and viability of PPP projects. As a senior transport advisor, Romain worked on the road subsector development strategy and institutional arrangements in Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Romain also conducted several analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on trade impactingand crafted recommendation towards digital and contactless solutions to bolster freight traceability - blockchain, IoT, RFID, EDI.
From November 2019 to July 2021, Pison worked as an international sustainable cities advisor for the United Nations ESCAP. As an expert in urban and city green infrastructure, he advised UN ESCAP through the delivery of the report "Green, smart, and inclusive urban transport for cities in Asia-Pacific in 2030".
In the media
- Leigh, Dana (18 July 2022). "A Chat with Romain Pison, CEO at Online Bid & Proposal Platform: Wiia". TechRound. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- "Romain Pison | Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank". blogs.worldbank.org. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- TechBullion, Angela Scott-Briggs. "Romain Pison, Founder and CEO of Wiia". TechBullion. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- "Other Meetings of the Month | UNECE". unece.org. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- "Romain PISON". Réseau Entreprendre Normandie Seine et Eure (in français). 6 December 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2022.