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Elena Bourganskaia, Chief of Staff

Elena Bourganskaia is IFC’s Chief of Staff. In this role, she oversees a wide variety of critical corporate tasks—from the development and implementation of strategy and policies to organizational and personnel issues. She also sets the agenda of IFC’s Management Team.

Previously, Ms. Bourganskaia was the Global Head of Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure at IFC. She also oversaw IFC’s Global Cities Practice, which was launched under her leadership with the objective of advancing private sector solutions to address the most pressing urban development challenges.

Earlier in her career at IFC, Ms. Bourganskaia worked in a number of global and regional leadership capacities, with a consistent focus on incubating and growing nascent business lines that enhanced IFC’s impact and financial sustainability.

Prior to joining IFC in 1998, Ms. Bourganskaia worked for the American International Health Alliance, a leading international nongovernmental organization aimed at strengthening health systems worldwide through peer-to-peer institutional partnerships.