Global Head of IFC’s Banking, Small and Medium Enterprise Business line
Sharmila Hardi is the Global Head of IFC’s Banking, Small and Medium Enterprise Business line and the Banking on Women product. She leads a team of over 50 professionals in an area that is business critical to the corporation and delivering impact by providing access to finance for SMEs in emerging markets.
Hardi has been with the IFC since 1992 and was most recently the Global Head of Syndications where she was responsible for raising $3-$4 billion annually in additional senior long term debt from commercial banks and development finance institutions to complement IFC’s own financing. She has also advised and represented the Vice-President on all IFC’s business and stakeholder relationship issues related to Western Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa.