Jessica Schnabel

Jessica Schnabel is the Global Head of IFC’s Banking on Women business. She is responsible for building IFC's investment portfolio with financial institutions in emerging markets, to radically scale-up financial services for women and women-led small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). In this role, she has led her team to invest over US$3 billion and provide expertise to over 100 financial institutions in 65 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, using action-oriented data analytics and achieving tangible financial and development results.  Her prior experience focused on investment and advisory operations including a range of debt, equity, and balance sheet risk-management investments in commercial banks, private equity funds, and asset finance companies. Ms. Schnabel holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master of Arts from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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