Miho Ihara

Miho is CPCS' Vice President responsible for East and Southern Africa. She holds a Master's in International Relations (with Development Economics focus) from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, USA. Miho has over 15 years' experience working in international organizations (both public and private sectors), including the World Bank, advising national governments in the areas of infrastructure strategy/development, institutional structure/reform, public-private partnerships (PPP/P3) and privatization, and capacity development in transport and power sectors. Prior to joining CPCS, Miho served as the Assistant Country Manager for a global consulting firm and, in addition to participating in projects as a technical specialist, she provided a wide range of management support to various infrastructure projects. Since joining CPCS in 2007, Miho has played key roles as a project manager, economist and transaction advisor while working on feasibility studies, master planning and PPP/privatization transaction advisory mandates. She is currently overseeing multiple projects, including the Updated "Railway Reform": A Toolkit for Improving Railway Sector Performance; Zimbabwe National Transport Master Plan; Review of the Legal and Regulatory Framework in the Railway Subsector; Study of Options for Transportation of TCML Products to the Port of Mombasa; Transaction Advisor for Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project; Co-Transaction Advisory Services for Beitbridge-Harare (R1)-Harare-Chirundu (R3) and Harare Ring Road.