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Romain Pison

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Romain Pison
🎓 Alma materNew York University
Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur and Climate specialist
Known forDecarbonization expertise and ESG policy initiatives

Romain Pison is an entrepreneur and decarbonization specialist with a strong focus on ESG and green infrastructure. As co-founder of Wiia, Romain marries artificial intelligence and data analytics to elevate impact investment. His expertise is backed by significant roles at the United Nations, World Bank, and as Head of ESG.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Pison pursued his higher education at New York University where he obtained his Master’s degree in international Finance and Management. From November 2005 to April 2006, Pison worked as a Transport Research Assistant at New York University where he focused on railway transport policy and research and made significant contributions to a study titled "Future of High-Speed Rail in the United States," which aimed to develop ESG-compliant high-speed rail infrastructure across the country.[6]

Pison also holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Transport from the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (National School of Public Works of the State) in France.


From September 2006 to May 2009, Pison served as the Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Audit at the French Ministry of Ecology. In this role, he led the efforts to incorporate ESG factors into new road and bridge operation and maintenance contracts. Additionally, he initiated the implementation of renewable energy solutions, such as wind power, for the electrification of highway rest areas.

Pison's commitment to sustainable infrastructure development continued when joined The World Bank, where he served as a Green Infrastructure Associate from June 2009 to April 2011, incorporating ESG strategies, promoting green, resilient, and inclusive development. As part of this role, he successfully managed a $2.5 billion road project in Kazakhstan, the largest World Bank project in the region at that time.[7]

In May 2011, Pison joined the European Commission as a Sustainable Infrastructure Program Manager. In this role, he led the infrastructure team and managed the energy and transport portfolio of the Cameroonian government.

Pison returned to The World Bank in September 2013 as a Sustainable Transport Specialist. Leading a team across three countries, he prioritized the delivery of ESG-compliant policies and projects. Pison advocated for the incorporation of ESG principles into national investment strategies and contractors' risk assessment processes. His work aimed to promote sustainable growth, resilience, and inclusive development in various regions.[8][9][10]

From September 2017 to November 2019, as a Senior Green Infrastructure Specialist at the World Bank, Pison oversaw infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans region. He managed projects valued at approximately $500 million and provided strategic counsel to country ministers on sustainable transport planning, decarbonization, and trade facilitation. Notably, Pison led technical due diligence and advisory on climate risk assessment for transport and energy infrastructure, contributing to resilient and environmentally conscious projects.

From November 2019 to July 2021, Pison was as an international sustainable cities advisor for the United Nations ESCAP . He played a key role in advising the organization on urban and city green infrastructure, specifically contributing to the report titled "Green, smart, and inclusive urban transport for cities in Asia-Pacific in 2030."

In 2020, Pison founded Wiia, an online bid and proposal platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language techniques for the bidding process. By automatically extracting data and generating competitive proposals and bids, Wiia enables users to streamline their bid preparation, saving time and resources.[11][12]

In January 2023, Pison joined SYSTRA Ltd, as their Head of ESG. leading their ESG consulting and advisory services.


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  3. "Listener Numbers, Contacts, Similar Podcasts - Innovating Green: The Future of Decarbonization". Rephonic. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  4. "Climate Adaptation Finance is not doing enough: Climate Specialist Romain Pison". Mintlounge. 2023-01-30. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  5. "Renewable Energy and Decarbonization Go Hand-In-Hand". Hindustan Times. 2022-12-16. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  6. "Romain Pison | CEO at WiiA | F6S Member Profile". F6S. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  7. "Romain Pison | Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank". 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  8. "Other Meetings of the Month | UNECE". Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  9. Walker, Andy (2019-09-02). "World Bank appoints Wood to improve transport resilience in western Balkans". Infrastructure Global. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  10. "Wood wins World Bank role; appoints Americas boss – Scottish Financial Review". Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  11. Wiia, Romain Pison, Founder and CEO of; TechBullion, Angela Scott-Briggs (2022-10-26). "How can technology support better and greener cities?". TechBullion. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  12. Leigh, Dana (2022-07-18). "A Chat with Romain Pison, CEO at Online Bid & Proposal Platform: Wiia". TechRound. Retrieved 2023-06-10.

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