September 8, 2023
Finance International

Riccardo Puliti To Lead International Finance Corporation’s Asia-Pacific region

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Riccardo Puliti as its regional vice-president for Asia and the Pacific.

He will continue to be based in Washington DC, United States, but will drive the World Bank private investment arm’s regional efforts. He joins at a time of deteriorating global economic outlook due to higher food and energy prices from the Russian-led war in Ukraine as well as lingering pandemic disruptions.

“With the global economy facing multiple headwinds this year, there is an urgent need for more private investment in the region to create jobs and boost output,” Puliti said in a statement. “With the right policies in place to attract and incentivise new investment, countries can leverage private sector financing to help meet their large investment needs.

The Italian national takes on his new role after six years with the organisation, where he has helped build infrastructure in developing and emerging markets as well as design the bank’s power, oil, gas, and mining policies globally.

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