Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia Mora is responsible for all IFC operations in the region, including operationalizing IFC’s COVID-19 crisis response, building a strong Upstream pipeline rooted in country strategies and fostering more collaboration opportunities with a range of key stakeholders for broader impact.
Previously, Mr. Garcia Mora was the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He led the World Bank’s work on financial stability and integrity; financial infrastructure, inclusion and access; long-term finance and capital markets; and crisis and disaster risk finance across all regions.
Since joining the World Bank Group in January 2013, Mr. Garcia Mora has led different regional responsibilities as Manager and Director in Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, advising governments, supervisors and regulators on projects related to financial-sector development, access to finance, banking crises, capital markets and financial regulation. Mr. Garcia Mora managed the Financial Sector Assessment Program, leading several assessments, and represented the World Bank Group in different committees of the Financial Stability Board and other standard-setting bodies.
Before his World Bank Group career, Mr. Garcia Mora worked in the private sector for over 12 years, including as Partner-Managing Director at Analistas Financieros Internacionales Consulting Group.
Mr. Garcia Mora holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and served as a visiting PhD student at Boston University. He also holds a Master of Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven. Mr. Garcia Mora has lectured and published extensively on banking and financial- sector issues.