International Road Federation (IRF )

Cesar Queiroz

Cesar Queiroz

Roads and Transport Infrastructure Consultant

Former World Bank Highways Adviser

Cesar Queiroz, PhD, PE, M.ASCE, M.TRB, is an international consultant on roads and transport infrastructure. He held several positions with the World Bank between 1986-2006, including Highways Adviser and Lead Highway Engineer. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; a MSc in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a BSc in civil engineering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. He has published two books and more than 150 papers and articles and has worked in more than 60 countries, with advisory roles in road engineering, financing, economics, procurement, performance-based contracts (e.g., OPBRC) and PPP. He was a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia (2008-10), and lectured on PPP at George Washington University’s Minerva Program between 1996-2012.

He is currently a lecturer and course advisor on PPP at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington, D.C., and has been a consultant with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and several other public and private institutions. He served as the main investigator in the development of the World Bank/PPIAF “Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways.” He currently serves as an advisor to the IRF Board.