ICC is committed to providing the best technical and managerial advising for energy, water/sanitation, environment and other infrastructure sector, but keeping consulting rates as low as possible. Therefore, ICC is composed by a selected group of high-level senior associates, and most of them are part-time consultants working for ICC only when we have projects requiring specific specialization. A small full-time personnel group is used to support senior consultants and to carry out detailed calculations under narrow supervision of high-level staff. As a result, fixed costs are low and consequently ICC has minimum overhead charges. All our staff is multicultural and multilingual, having an extensive overseas experience.
Franklin H Campero, President
Franklin H. Campero has a Bs. on Civil and Electrical Engineering, and a M. Sc. degree on Statistics, Economics and Operation Research. He has more than 40 years of experience in the restructuring, planning, operation, pricing and regulation framework of energy industry, including the design and development of information systems and environmental licensing procedures based on interactive Internet technologies. Franklin was chief of the Planning Division and Operation Division of ENDESA (the National Electric Power Company of Chile). Later he was principal consultant for the creation of the National Electric Interconnected System of Ecuador and chief of the Energy and Economy Division of HIDROSERVICE, the largest engineering firm of Brazil. Finally, Franklin worked more than nine years as a long-term consultant and regular staff of the World Bank in Washington D.C. (USA). He retired from the World Bank as a Senior Infrastructure Project Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean Region by the end of 1994, acting since then as Director and CEO of the International Consulting Corporation. Franklin is a specialist in competitive energy markets, including the restructuring of regulatory and institutional frameworks, pricing and financial analysis, as well as in the development of software and capacity building. He has been a leader in introducing non-conventional energy sources in developing economies using market-oriented approaches and operating schemes to facilitate the access of energy renewable sources to markets leaning toward growing private participation.
Flavia L. Hauser, Vice-President & CEO
Flavia L Hauser is a Sanitary Engineer specialized in financial and tariff analyses for the infrastructure sector, and particularly for power, water, sanitation and environmental projects. Flavia has ample experience in software development, institutional capacity building and infrastructure sector restructuring. Her academic formation includes: (a) a M. Sc. degree on Environmental and Sanitary Engineering by the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (Delft, the Netherlands); and (b) a B.Sc./M. Sc. diploma on Chemical Engineering, Escola de Engenharia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil), December 1974. Flavia worked in as sanitary engineer in Brazilian utilities and then she was consultant for local and international firms. Until 1998 she was consultant for the World Bank and several USA firms, and then she was appointed as Chief of the Infrastructure Division by the International Consulting Corporation. At present, Flavia is Director and Vice-President of ICC, being responsible for all works dealing with water resources, sanitation, environmental and financial/tariffs aspects. In Africa, Flavia has worked in Mozambique, Zaire, Morocco and Angola. She has also worked in Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Guyana, Paraguay, Ecuador and Dominican Republic, particularly in preparing water/energy sector regulation, developing economic models for calculation of energy tariff, and providing skills transfer and capacity building to utilities and regulating agencies.
Mohsen Shirazi, Gas and Oil Engineer:
He has over 40 years of experience in the international oil and gas industries in managing, planning, project development and management, engineering, procurement, gas sales contract negotiations, project economics, and corporate restructuring. 12 years of experience with the World Bank identifying and appraising oil and gas projects as well as formulating energy sector policy for over 20 countries with emerging economy. Formerly Director of Frontier Projects for the Gas and Gas Liquids Group at Phillips Petroleum Company (1979-1983), where he worked on multi-billion dollar projects. Along with a number of key positions in the industry that he held in Iran, served as a Member of the Board and Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (1966-1979). Served as a Chairman of the Gas Committee of OPEC (1975-1977) and as a member of the Council of the International Gas Union represented Iran (1970-1978) and World Bank (1983-1987). He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran.
Arthur H. Darling, Energy Economist:
Arthur was Principal Economist for the Natural Resources and Environment Division of the International Development Bank - IDB (1994-2004), Senior Research Economist for the Project Advisor’s Office of the IDB (1991-1994) and Project Economist at the Energy Department of the IDB (1991-1982). Since 2005 Arthur has been acting as an associate consultant of ICC, in several projects carried out in Latin America and other regions.
Maria Clara Mejía, Social and Environmental Specialist
Maria Clara skills and expertise includes: (i) analytical work in the design and assessment of socio-cultural, economic and social environmental impacts; (ii) hands on experience in applying social and environmental standards of multilateral financial agencies to development projects as well as assessment, supervision, reporting and evaluation; (iii) creation/facilitation of consultation, community participation and consensus building among stakeholders involved in development projects; (iv) design of Indigenous development plans (World Bank); (v) practical organizational and managerial skills in execution of development projects; (vi) 12 years of international experience in analyses, design and execution of social and environmental aspects of development projects in 13 countries – World Bank, Central America RUTA Office – Inter- American Development Bank, various governments and Private Companies in Latin America; and (vii) 11 years experience in Colombia –Interconexión Eléctrica SA– Energy Projects.
Mark N. Semenoff, Lawyer
Over the past twenty-two years, his practice has focused on counseling domestic and international clients regarding complex and often controversial permitting, compliance, regulatory, litigation and policy issues associated with a wide variety of domestic and international mining, energy and industrial facilities and projects. These projects and facilities include hard rock mining and mineral processing; coal and uranium mining and processing; oil and natural gas production and transmission; electric power generation and transmission; biomass conversion power plants; and various industrial operations. His international practice focuses on advising clients on permitting, regulatory and compliance issues related to mineral, natural resource and energy project development and operation. He regularly advises Canadian and European companies on U.S. environmental and natural resource law compliance issues. A significant component of his international practice involves advising clients on managing political and investment risk associated with evolving legal regimes. He currently serves as legal advisor to the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines on the Aynak Copper Project and its ancillary activities including the development of a 400MW coal fired power plant, power transmission infrastructure and a railroad. He has also been retained by the World Bank to draft comprehensive mining regulations for Afghanistan.
Jorge Marques de Azevedo: Energy Planning Specialist
Jorge has 41 years of experience on consultancy, acting in Brazil and 22 countries on North, Central and South America, and Europe and Africa. Now, he is an ICC senior associate working as power consultant for The World Bank, IDB, UNDP and others companies and international institutions. His academic formation is: Electronic Engineering (Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica, 1961); Professional Electrical Engineer (EPUSP – Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, 1966); Master on Power Systems Engineering (EPUSP, 1972); M. Sc. on Energy Planning (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2000); Ph.D. on Electrical Engineering (EPUSP, 2006); and Ph.D. Researcher and Invited Professor at the Energy Group of the Electrical Energy and Automation Engineering Department of the EPUSP. He is senior associate of ICC since 1994.
Nathalie Valley: Risk Impacts Specialist
While employed with the U.S. Coast Guard, Ms. Valley gained over 10 years of experience in emergency response and management, specifically with oil spills and hazardous material releases into the marine environment as well as natural disasters. She has worked with the Incident Command System (ICS) since the mid-1990s and is a certified instructor up to ICS-300. While employed with the U.S. Coast Guard, Ms. Valley was a key responder for a number of incidents in the waters of the Puerto Rican Commonwealth, and the Southeast portion of the Continental United States (Gulf of Mexico). She also consulted on hazardous material releases caused by massive floods and mud slides into a key port in December 1999 as a member of an interagency advance team led by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to the Venezuelan government. Her academic formation is: Women’s Executive Leadership Program, USDA Graduate School, 1998; and Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, 1986.
William L. Partridge: Specialist in Environmental Impacts
Mr. Partridge is Professor of Environmental Impacts & Anthropology and Professor of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development of the Vanderbilt University. He is also consultant for International Consulting Corporation (ICC) for Environmental Regulations and Human Settlements. Mr. Partridge has PhD, MA and BA degrees from the University of Florida in Environment & Anthropology. Mr. Partridge has been: Lead Environment & Anthropologist Specialist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (Washington, DC); Senior Adviser, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR (Bogotá, Colombia); Sector Leader, Environmental and Socially Sustainable Development, Sub-Regional Office for Argentina – Chile – Uruguay, World Bank (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Lead Specialist, Environment & Social Development, Latin America & the Caribbean Region, World Bank (Washington, DC); and Chief, Environment Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank (Washington, DC).