Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Dr. Celeste Lo Turco is a Director at the NEOM Investment Fund and a Sovereign Wealth Funds Expert. Dr Celeste Lo Turco worked forthe SWFs Strategic Committee ofthe ItalianMinistry of Foreign Affairs and the SWFs Law Centre. She was the advisor for the Italian Municipalities National Association on the development of the national economy through the relationship with SWFs. Former United Nations analyst with a specialization in Security and Middle-East Political Affairs, she worked within the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The Middle East has been her house for more than eight years. Previously based in the United Arab Emirates as Vice President Strategy for Future Holding, a Lebanese family office based in Dubai, she now lives in Saudi Arabia where she works as a Director for the NEOM Investment Fund. A Georgetown University Fulbright Visiting Researcher, she holds a master’s degree in International Relations, Markets and Institutions of the Global System and a PhD in Political Theory. She is an active writer about SWFs and global economics.
14:00 - 15:00
FPI Pillar Session 1 – Sovereign Wealth Funds: Filling the Infrastructure Investment Gap
The world is facing a $15 trillion infrastructure gap by 2040. How can we bridge this Gap? What are the most optimal solutions for bridging the global challenge? Is Private-Public Participation the best way to move forward?
The total amount of Sovereign Wealth Funds is around $8,2 trillion, how can the SWFs be encouraged to focus their resources in bridging this gap? In this session, the Leading SWFs will participate in answering this pressing question.