Susan M. Lund is IFC’s Vice President for Economics and Private Sector Development. She leads a large staff of economists that provide economic analysis to support IFC investments, including macroeconomic outlooks, country risk assessments, and country private sector diagnostics. She is also responsible for the Anticipated Impact Measurement and Monitoring framework (AIMM) to assess the development impact of IFC investments; identifying opportunities to use blended concessional finance to enable investments in the lowest-income and fragile nations; and overseeing IFC’s research and thought leadership.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Lund spent over 20 years as a partner at McKinsey & Company and leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. In that role, she served as both an active research economist and an advisor to companies and policymakers around the world. Her published research has focused on the evolution of global value chains and trade, financial market development, and technology and the future of work. Widely cited in the global media, Ms. Lund frequently speaks at international conferences and regularly writes articles and op-eds for leading business publications.
Ms. Lund, a U.S. national, served on IFC’s Economic Advisory Board. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Bretton Woods Committee. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University.