International Finance Corporation

International Finance Corporation

International Finance Corporation is a private equity and venture capital subsidiary focused on the private sector in developing countries.

International Finance Corporation is an investment firm that is a member of the World Bank Group and is a global development institution that focuses on the private sector in developing countries. The firm provides investment services, advisory services and asset management services to businesses and governments. Although part of the Bank Group, IFC is a separate legal entity with separate Articles of Agreement, share capital, financial structure, management, and staff. Membership in IFC is open only to member countries of the World Bank. It was founded in 1956 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

International Finance Corporation works to help companies and financial institutions in emerging markets create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance and contribute to their local communities.


Funded Companies

Branch (finance company)

Branch offers microloans through a free-to-download Android app in emerging markets.

A technology company developing a platform-as-a-service for managing internet of things (IoT) devices.

GuiaBolso is a personal finance platform automatically aggregating people's financial information who also offer credit and investment products.

Monedo, formerly known as Kreditech, is a financial platform that allows users to better understand their credit.

Compare Asia Group is a Hong Kong-based personal finance management platform working to help users make better personal finance decisions through comparison and management tools for insurance, credit cards, and personal loans.

SeeTree is an Israeli AgTech company co-founded in 2017 by Barak Hachamov, Guy Morgenstern, and Israel Talpaz.

WeLab is reinventing traditional financial services by creating seamless mobile lending experiences.

Konfio is a Mexico City-based online financial services platform offering small and medium businesses find access to working capital credit and loans.

A company offering a platform for comparing financial and insurances services offered in Latin America.

Frontier Nutrition develops and manufactures packages food products, based on research in pediatric nutrition and focused on fighting malnutrition.

A genomics company that provide microarray services, reference databases and other life science solutions

Mandaê is a Brazil-based company founded by Marcelo Fujimoto.

2C2P is a company founded in 2003 by Aung Kyaw Moe.

Bhilwara Energy is a New Delhi-based energy distributor, energy transmission, energy trading, and energy management company.

Twiga Foods is a Nairobi County-based company.

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Christopher Stephens

Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Compliance Risk

Elena Bouganskaia

Chief of Staff

Georgina Baker

Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia

Hans Peter Lankes

Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development

John Gandolfo

Vice President and Treasurer

Karin Finkelston

Vice President, Partnerships, Communication and Outreach

Marcos Brujis

CEO, IFC Asset Managment Company

Mohamed Gouled

Vice President, Risk and Finance

Monish Mahurkar

Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Resources

Nena Stoiljkovic

Vice President, Asia and Pacific

Philippe Le Houérou

Chief Executive Director

Sérgio Pimenta

Vice President, Middle East and Africa

Stephanie von Friedeburg

Chief Operating Officer

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July 6, 2020
• The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a company of the World Bank Group, has named CaixaBank as the Best Confirming Bank worldwide during 2019, under the framework of the Global Trade Finance Programme (GTFP)., , , , • In 2019, CaixaBank closed foreign trade finance operations at more than 900 million euros under the framework of financing programmes for foreign trade finance with multilateral institutions. 60% of the total volume was in Asia., , , , • CaixaBank has also been recognised a...


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