Global Head, Banking on Women International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Jessica Schnabel is the Global Head of IFC’s Banking on Women business. She is responsible for building IFC's global investment and advisory services portfolio with financial institutions in emerging markets, to radically scale-up and improve financial services for women-led small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). She has led her team to invest over US$2.7 billion and provide solutions to over 100 banks and financial institutions in over 55 emerging market countries to build profitable financial and non-financial services for women customers. Building partnerships with public and private sector players, IFC’s Banking on Women business has been at the forefront of innovations such as the Banking on Women-Global Trade Finance Program and the Women Entrepreneurs Bond, action-oriented data analytics, and tangible financial and development results. Her prior experience in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group includes a range of debt, equity, and balance sheet risk-management investments in commercial banks, private equity funds, and asset finance companies.