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IFC History

SIX DECADES OF
Innovation
INFLUENCE
DEMONSTRATION
& IMPACT

IFC CEOs
Philippe Le Houérou 2016 – Present
Jin-Yong Cai 2012 - 2016
Lars H. Thunell 2006 – 2012
Peter L. Woicke 1999 - 2005
Jannik Lindbaek 1994 - 1998
Sir William Ryrie 1984 - 1994
Hans A. Wuttke 1981 - 1984
Moeen Qureshi 1977 - 1980
Ladislaus Von Hoffman 1974 - 1977
William S. Gaud 1969 - 1974
Martin M. Rosen 1961 - 1969
Robert L. Garner 1956 - 1961

IFC was founded on a bold idea: that the private sector is essential to development. 

We now reach millions of people in more than 100 countries, creating jobs, raising living standards, and building a better future to support the World Bank Group's two goals: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.