JEAN PHILIPPE PROSPER VP, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
Jean Philippe Prosper is IFC’s, Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to this position he was IFC Director for Latin America and the Caribbean responsible for all of IFC's activities in the region.
Mr. Prosper joined IFC in 2000 as a Chief Investment Officer for Financial Markets covering West and Central Africa and a year later became Manager, Financial Markets for Sub-Saharan Africa, relocating to Johannesburg in 2003. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to Nairobi as Manager for East Africa. From July 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Prosper was the Director for Eastern and Southern Africa and a co-director of the Africa department. During Mr. Prosper’s tenure with the Africa department, IFC’s investment grew from $140 million in fiscal year 2003 to $4 billion in fiscal year 2012.
Prior to joining the IFC, from 1990 to 2000, Mr. Prosper worked for the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), eventually holding responsibility for all operations in Mexico, the Andean countries, Central America, Belize, and Panama. Between 1986 and 1990, he worked at SOFIHDES, a private development finance company in Haiti, where he eventually became Managing Director. During this period, Mr. Prosper was also a professor of mathematics, statistics, and managerial and corporate finance at the State University of Haiti. In the early 1980's, Mr. Prosper worked as Advisor to the Minister of State of Haiti on Financial, Economic, and Industrial Affairs. He was in charge of all negotiations with multilateral organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Mr. Prosper is the recipient of the two most prestigious awards of the World Bank Group, the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award in 2010 and the Good Manager Award in 2011. He holds an M.B.A. He is also a civil engineer with a degree in Mathematics.