Alemayehu is a seasoned investment professional with over 30 years of experience covering emerging markets of Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.  He is currently Director of IFC’s Equity Mobilization Department, AMC.  Prior to this, Alemayehu was Director for the South Asia Department, IFC heading all of IFC’s activities in the region.   In this role, he has led the significant expansion of IFC activities in the South Asia region, delivering a record investment volume over $15 billion investment in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, renewables, infrastructure, logistics, services, and manufacturing in the last six years.


Prior to being Director for South Asia, Alemayehu had a distinguished career in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group, assuming various important roles including Chief Investment Officer, Head of FIG Equity Business, and his last role being Global Head for IFC’s financial service business covering banking, SMEs, microfinance, housing, and digital finance for about a decade in Washington and Dubai.   During his leadership, investment activities in these businesses grew four- to five-fold increases, making IFC the leader in a number of these areas.  His leadership was instrumental in strengthening and establishing many successful financial institutions including commercial and merchant banks, insurance and asset management companies, private equity funds, microfinance institutions, housing finance institutions, and privatizing and restructuring several leading financial institutions across all emerging markets.


Before joining IFC, Alemayehu, an MBA graduate of George Washington University, held senior positions related to project finance, development consulting, and higher education in Ethiopia.

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