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IFC appoints Martine Valcin as Country Manager for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

IFC appoints Martine Valcin as Country Manager for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), has announced the appointment of Martine Valcin as the new Country Manager for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Valcin will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

With more than 25 years of experience in corporate and sustainable finance, ESG, and capital markets, Valcin will lead IFC's efforts in the three countries to drive private sector development and deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Mary Porter Peschka, IFC Regional Director for Eastern Africa: ‘’I am pleased to welcome Martine to this important role. Private sector growth is critical to realizing the region's ambitions for opportunity and prosperity. Martine's deep experience will enable her to expand IFC's impact and partnerships to deliver on these important goals for the people of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.’’

A Canadian national, Valcin joined IFC in 2019 as Global Manager in ES&G Sustainability Advice & Solutions, assuming strategic and operational responsibility for corporate governance investment risk management, ESG knowledge leadership, and advisory operations. Before joining IFC, she worked at Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board, where she initiated responsible investment activities for global public equities and bonds. She spent more than 15 years at the Toronto Stock Exchange, leading the listings functions of Canada's largest equity market.

‘’It is a very exciting time for the region.’’ said Valcin. ‘’From energy and agriculture to financial inclusion and digital connectivity, there are many opportunities for growth and jobs in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. I look forward to working with partners, clients, and the team across the World Bank Group to help the region address challenges like climate change and realize its enormous potential.’’

Valcin holds a Bachelor's degree from McGill University, a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen's University, Canada, and an MBA (Finance) from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montreal).


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