NENA STOILJKOVIC Global Practices Vice President, World Bank Group
Vice President, IFC Global Partnerships
Nena Stoiljkovic is one of two Vice Presidents for Global Practices at the World Bank Group. These practices bring together the best expertise—from across the Bank Group and elsewhere—to help tackle the most difficult and pressing development challenges. She also oversees the new Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, which focus the Bank Group’s efforts and resources in key areas such as jobs, gender, public-private partnerships, and fragility, conflict, and violence.
Ms. Stoiljkovic is also a member of the IFC Management Team as one of two Vice Presidents for IFC Global Partnerships. In this capacity, she has the responsibility of ensuring smooth interaction across the Bank Group and with clients and partners in the public and private sectors.
A Serbian national, Ms. Stoiljkovic was most recently Vice President for IFC Advisory Services. Under her leadership, IFC changed its advisory delivery model to strengthen client focus and impact by integrating IFC’s advisory work with its investment work and with the new Global Practices.
She was previously IFC’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Under her leadership, IFC supported the banking sector and expanded much-needed trade finance in a region particularly hard hit by financial crisis. IFC, in collaboration with the World Bank, also helped make energy efficiency an integral part of economic development across the region. An advisory program that started in Russia expanded to other countries in the region, spurring investment in energy-efficiency solutions.
Ms. Stoiljkovic joined IFC in 1995 as an Investment Officer, and has since worked in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe, and Central Asia.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Stoiljkovic worked as a consultant at the Economic Institute of Belgrade. She holds an MBA from the London Business School.