Chief Investment Officer, Global Financial Institutions Group, IFC
Khaleel Ahmed is the Chief Investment Officer in the International Financial Corporation’s Global Financial Institutions Group. He has been with IFC since 1990 and has extensive experience of investing equity, long term structured financing to private sector entities in emerging and frontier markets. His focus has been on banking, securities markets, equity investments and private equity funds. He initiated IFC’s engagement in Islamic financing and leads the Islamic finance investments in IFC’s Global Financial Institutions Group. He is also involved in new IFC global initiatives and product development. Prior to joining IFC, Khaleel worked in Pakistan, where he set up and headed merchant banking operations of National Development Finance Corporation. Before that he worked for Price Waterhouse (PW) in London in their consulting and audit practices, and qualified with PW as a Chartered Accountant. Khaleel read Economics at the London School of Economics.
Multi-lateral institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations, and Islamic Development Bank, have increasingly identified Islamic finance as an area of opportunity. The missions of these institutions in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promoting human development align strongly with the core values of Islamic finance. Further, Islamic finance is increasingly important in […]