Dr Jeremy Gorelick heads the Deal Team for the Water Unite Impact Investment Fund as part of the Wellers Impact team. He brings twenty years of experience in the structuring of financial products, mobilising over US$ 1.25 billion for urban infrastructure investment in emerging markets. Since 2010, he has played a leadership role as strategic municipal / infrastructure finance advisor with various aid agencies and development finance institutions (including the IFC, the World Bank, the OECD, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, and bilateral aid programmes from the American, British, French, and German governments).
Dr Gorelick has played a pivotal role in the design and implementation of many projects, including as the global lead as the senior advisor for the infrastructure finance team for one of USAID’s flagship programs, WASH-FIN, designed to help utilities and municipalities across Africa and Asia to raise money for water and sanitation projects. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Gorelick served as the Lead Technical and Financial Advisor for the City of Dakar’s Municipal Finance Program, where he was responsible for the technical elements of establishing the necessary framework and organizational infrastructure to launch a USD 40 million municipal bond. He has been lecturing at the Johns Hopkins University since 2010 on real estate development and finance in the global south, and received his doctorate from the University of Cape Town on municipal finance in sub-Saharan Africa.