Jemima Sy
Senior Infrastructure Specialist Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, the World Bank – Infrastructure, Guarantees and PPP Group


Jemima Sy is a senior infrastructure specialist at the World Bank Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), a multi-donor facility dedicated to strengthening institutions to realize sustainable infrastructure with private participation and enabling finance for sub-national entities in key infrastructure sectors such as energy, transport, digital technology and water.

Jemima, a Philippine national, leads PPIAF’s water portfolio and supports its sub-national financing practice.

A lawyer by training, Jemima is an infrastructure specialist with 15 years of experience in managing and implementing advisory services to public sector clients on policy and regulatory reform for private sector participation and market development.  She has extensive experience in Asia and Africa, and worked in the Middle East and Latin America.  At present, she co-leads a global partnership between the World Bank Group and the International Water Association to develop the market for performance-based contracts in water loss reduction through capacity building, transactions development and procurement standardization.

Jemima worked with the Kenyan water regulator on the first shadow credit rating exercise of water utilities. Before joining PPIAF, Jemima was the global business leader for the Water and Sanitation Program, overseeing initiatives on local private sector development in 16 countries.  She has published on topic of local private sector development, including, “Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor.”