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September 04, 2015 11:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of International Finance Corporation

Company Overview

International Finance Corporation is a private equity and venture capital arm of World Bank specializing in both direct and fund investments. It seeks to invest in early stage companies. The firm does not seek to invest in production or trade in weapons and munitions; alcoholic beverages (excluding beer and wine); tobacco; gambling, casinos, and equivalent enterprises; radioactive materials; unbonded asbestos fibers; drift net fishing in the marine environment using nets in excess of 2.5 km. in length; and in any product or activity deemed illegal under host country laws or regulations or international conventions and agreements, or subject to international bans, such as pharmaceuticals, pes...

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20433

United States

Founded in 1956





Key Executives for International Finance Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
President and Chairman
Age: 61
Head and Chief Investment Officer, Climate Business Group–Clean Technology Investments and Global Head, Venture Capital
Chief Funds Specialist and Chief Investment Officer for Private Equity Funds
Head of Business Development for Financial Sector in Western Europe, Chief Investment Officer, and Country Manager of Israel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

International Finance Corporation Key Developments

IFC PHILIPPINES Presents at AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum - Philippines 2015, Sep-02-2015 04:15 PM

IFC PHILIPPINES Presents at AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum - Philippines 2015, Sep-02-2015 04:15 PM. Venue: Fairmont Makati Hotel, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Speakers: Yuan Xu, Country Manager.

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co., Ltd. Forms Joint Venture Agreement with Standard Chartered Private Equity Limited, International Finance Corporation and Asian Development Bank to Develop Affordable Housing in India

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Standard Chartered Private Equity Limited, International Finance Corporation and Asian Development Bank to develop affordable housing in India.

IFC Appoints Vera Songwe Regional Director for West, Central Africa

IFC has appointed Vera Songwe IFC Regional Director for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal. Until June 30, 2015, Ms. Songwe, a Cameroonian national, was the World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania. Ms. Songwe joined the World Bank Group in 1998 as a Young Professional. She worked in the Middle East and North Africa region covering Morocco and Tunisia in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) unit. She later joined the East Asia and Pacific region, PREM unit where she played several roles including Regional PRSP Coordinator, and Country Sector Coordinator and Senior Economist for the Philippines. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Songwe was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, USA. Ms. Songwe's appointment is effective July 1, 2015. She takes over the role of IFC Regional Director from Ms. Saran Kebet-Koulibaly, who joins IFC's Management Team in Washington D.C. as Vice President for Corporate Sustainability and Risk.

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