Head of Transportation Research, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Agustina Calatayud is Head of Transportation Research at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In addition, she leads the IDB transport portfolio in Colombia. Her work focuses on conducting applied research, structuring projects, and providing technical oversight to improve transport systems in LAC. Before joining IDB in 2010, she worked in the areas of private sector development and transport planning with several international organisations (European Commission, ILO, UN); the public sector (Municipality of Turin, Italy); as well as the private sector. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Systems Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, and Master’s Degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Padua, Italy. Her research on logistics and maritime transportation received international awards from the UK Charter Institute for Transport and Logistics, Emerald Publishing, and the European Logistics Association, and has been published by scientific journals, international organisations, and academia.