Maria-Elena has over 15 years of financial and private sector experience, plus more than 10 years of experience evaluating development results, writing reviews, assessing programs, objectives, design and implementation. She has extensive experience in infrastructure and public-private partnerships, and has co-authored two infrastructure publications.  Ms. Pinglo uses her expertise for both accountability and learning purposes, and her areas of expertise include infrastructure, public-private partnerships, finance, macro and project evaluations. 

Prior to joining the World Bank she was a lead financial analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch Lima-Peru.  While at IEG, Maria-Elena has authored a housing finance learning product, which draws lessons from WBG experience in housing financing.  She holds an MBA from American University and a BA in Finance Pacifico's University in Lima-Peru.