Mohamed Gouled is IFC’s Vice President of Industries. In this capacity, he’s responsible for (i) managing IFC’s global sector communities of practice and ensuring that lessons of experience from IFC operations contribute to the WBG’s global knowledge bank and thought leadership; (ii) leading business development with global clients; (iii) fostering close collaboration across WBG to align sector strategies, implement the Cascade approach, enhance client delivery, and support policy/sector reforms in WBG countries of operation; and (iv) supporting operational process simplification.
A Djiboutian national, Mr. Gouled was previously VP of Risk and Finance from 2017.
He joined IFC in 1999 as an Investment Officer in what was then the Financial Markets Division of IFC’s Sub-Saharan Africa Department. In this role, Mr. Gouled was instrumental in IFC’s re-engagement in Nigeria, helping to build its Financial Markets portfolio after many years of absence from the country.
In 2002, Mr. Gouled joined the Global Financial Markets Department where he worked on a number of high-profile and groundbreaking transactions including the first residential mortgage-backed securitization to come out of Eastern and Central Europe, the first tier II instrument in the Tunisian banking sector, and the first residential mortgage-backed securitization in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
Previously, Mr. Gouled was Manager for the Financial Markets Group for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg, where he helped build and manage a diverse and high-performing Financial Markets team, significantly increasing the portfolio and reach of IFC’s investments in the region. He moved back to Washington at the end of 2009 as Chief Credit Officer in a heightened risk environment where his experience helped guide the EMENA regional investment and portfolio teams as they managed IFC’s risks. He was then Director of the Special Operations Department.
Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Gouled worked for the Treasury and the Industry and Infrastructure Departments at the African Development Bank based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.