In memoriam: Mauro Chiesa


In memoriam: Mauro Chiesa

17 February 2023


Mauro Chiesa passed away on February 8, 2023 at the age of 70. He was a proud CIM member and had been named a Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2016 season.

Mauro spent 36 years in financing and advisory services as they applied to the fields of extractive and infrastructure projects. He also spent four years working in Ottawa with Export Development Canada, 13 years in New York working with two international banks specializing in industrial finance, ten years with the World Bank Group, primarily with IFC, and ten years as an independent advisor and consultant in Vancouver. 

Mauro frequently contributed his expertise within the pages of CIM Magazine. He held an MBA and a BA from the University of British Columbia. 

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