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Mr. Branella joined IHS Markit Economic and Country Risk Consulting team in February 2021. He advises clients on the financial evaluation and risk analysis of projects in the energy, infrastructure, and financial services sectors. He is an expert in financial modelling; cost of capital and country risk premia estimation; asset and company valuation; and financial and operational risk assessments.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, he worked at Amazon as Head of Analytics for the third-party sellers and payment products divisions in London and Luxembourg; assessed the financial and strategic viability of Oil&Gas downstream projects in the Corporate Planning department at Aramco in Saudi Arabia; built and maintained financial and taxation models for integrated energy companies at EY in Houston, United States; managed project cost and risk analysis in the Project Controls department at Saipem in different project sites.
He is a CFA® charterholder and holds a Master of Financial Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in the United States, a Master in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics from Eni Corporate University in Italy, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from the University of L'Aquila in Italy. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.