Dr. Horst Feuerstein holds degrees in economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. He was a member of the World Bank, Washington D.C. and Director at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg, advising on a broad array of international development projects worldwide, especially in the Latin-American, European, Middle Eastern and North African regions. His expertise covers energy sector analysis and finance, environmental policy and renewable energies. In his projects at the World Bank and the EIB, he specialized on rural sector analysis and finance as well as resource economics and the rational use of energy. Dr. Feuerstein worked at the University of California, Berkeley on advanced resource economics, regional economics, and econometrics. At the German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, he supervised energy and transportation studies. His professional project expertise covers air transport, telecommunications, tourism, agro-industry, and financial intermediation.