IFC has appointed Wendy Werner as new Country Head for India

has appointed Wendy Werner as the new Country Head for India. Based in New Delhi, she will focus on growth and diversification of ’s portfolio, helping maximize IFC’s impact in the region.

In India, IFC’s largest client country globally, commitments for the fiscal year ending June 2021 stood at $1.7 billion, representing an increase of over 51 percent from last year. Since its first engagement in 1956, IFC has invested more than $24 billion (including mobilization) in more than 500 companies in the country.

With over 20 years of experience, Werner will spearhead cross-industry collaboration to promote IFC’s impact on climate, gender, and innovation. To create opportunities for the underserved in India, IFC focuses on inclusive, strong, and sustainable growth by boosting infrastructure, enabling financial inclusion, promoting renewable solutions, and strengthening logistics, among other sectors.

Announcing the appointment, Hector Gomez Ang, Regional Director for South Asia at IFC, said, “Wendy’s leadership and extensive experience will be key as we implement plans to take our and South Asia franchises to the next level. With this appointment, I am confident she will bring valuable insight to the position and deepen our relationships in the country, while bolstering IFC’s efforts to support a strong post-COVID recovery by creating sustainable jobs and reinvigorating growth in India.”

A national, Werner joined IFC in 2006 after working in the power and energy sector in the United States. As the Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, she closed transformative projects and diversified IFC’s portfolio. Prior to that, Werner was IFC Trade & Competitiveness Manager for East Asia and the Pacific and was earlier based in Southeast and Tajikistan.

Commenting on her new role, Werner said, “IFC stands committed to support a green, inclusive and resilient recovery in India. While new, tech-enabled solutions will be key to the country’s digitization roadmap, innovative financial products can help improve people’s access to finance.” Adding, “I look forward to engaging with the private sector, government, and partners to drive impact across sectors. We are redoubling our efforts to create markets and boost competitiveness, while promoting and preserving jobs, raising living standards, and charting a path towards a low-carbon economy.”

Werner is a CFA Charterholder, and holds a joint MBA/MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a BA from Grinnell College, United States. 

IFC has appointed Wendy Werner as the new Country Head for India. Based in New Delhi, she will focus on growth and diversification of IFC’s portfolio, helping maximize IFC’s impact in the region.

In India, IFC’s largest client country globally, commitments for the fiscal year ending June 2021 stood at $1.7 billion, representing an increase of over 51 percent from last year. Since its first engagement in 1956, IFC has invested more than $24 billion (including mobilization) in more than 500 companies in the country.

With over 20 years of experience, Werner will spearhead cross-industry collaboration to promote IFC’s impact on climate, gender, and innovation. To create opportunities for the underserved in India, IFC focuses on inclusive, strong, and sustainable growth by boosting infrastructure, enabling financial inclusion, promoting renewable solutions, and strengthening logistics, among other sectors.

Announcing the appointment, Hector Gomez Ang, Regional Director for South Asia at IFC, said, “Wendy’s leadership and extensive experience will be key as we implement plans to take our and South Asia franchises to the next level. With this appointment, I am confident she will bring valuable insight to the position and deepen our relationships in the country, while bolstering IFC’s efforts to support a strong post-COVID recovery by creating sustainable jobs and reinvigorating growth in India.”

A national, Werner joined IFC in 2006 after working in the power and energy sector in the United States. As the Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, she closed transformative projects and diversified IFC’s portfolio. Prior to that, Werner was IFC Trade & Competitiveness Manager for East Asia and the Pacific and was earlier based in Southeast and Tajikistan.

Commenting on her new role, Werner said, “IFC stands committed to support a green, inclusive and resilient recovery in India. While new, tech-enabled solutions will be key to the country’s digitization roadmap, innovative financial products can help improve people’s access to finance.” Adding, “I look forward to engaging with the private sector, government, and partners to drive impact across sectors. We are redoubling our efforts to create markets and boost competitiveness, while promoting and preserving jobs, raising living standards, and charting a path towards a low-carbon economy.”

Werner is a CFA Charterholder, and holds a joint MBA/MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a BA from Grinnell College, United States. 

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