Vice President of Partnerships, Communication & Outreach - IFC
Karin Finkelston is International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Vice President of Partnerships, Communication & Outreach. Ms. Finkelston’s career at the World Bank Group includes a series of leadership positions at IFC and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in which she led investment and guarantee businesses, and managed relationships with key clients and partners across the world. She was based in Asia for more than 17 years.
Ms. Finkelston rejoined IFC in July 2017, after serving as MIGA’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for two years. At MIGA – the political-risk insurance and credit-enhancement arm of the World Bank Group – she helped the agency deliver record performance, with the guarantee business growing over 70 percent.
Ms. Finkelston spent much of her career leading IFC’s investment and advisory business in Asia, most recently as IFC’s Vice President for Asia Pacific, from 2011 to 2013. Previously, she was Director/Associate Director for East Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2011, Manager for China and Mongolia from 2000 to 2006.
Prior to that, Ms. Finkelston was a Vice President at Manufacturers Hannover Trust Company in Hong Kong after starting her career in New York. As a manager at Barents Group, she led a team in Hanoi, advising and implementing Vietnam’s first privatization transactions.
Ms. Finkelston has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.