IFC CEO Forum Debates Role of Private Sector in Driving Jobs, Growth in Emerging Markets

Media Advisory


In the context of the 2012 IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings, heads of three dynamic emerging-market companies will join World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick and IFC EVP and CEO Lars Thunell in a forum in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2012.


They will discuss the role of the private sector in job creation, especially in times of uncertainty. They will also talk about different ways that their companies have successfully created employment and growth in their markets.



  • Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group
  • Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Pearl Esua-Mensah, Deputy Managing Director, UT Group, Ghana’s leader in providing financial services to small and medium enterprises
  • Enrique Gomez Junco, CEO, Optima Energia, a Mexican company leading the Latin America market for energy-efficiency solutions
  • Jerry Ng, CEO, Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional, a leading Indonesia bank that provides financial services to underserved markets, including micro and small enterprises and women

Speakers will be available for questions and interviews.


Moderator:  Matt Frei, Washington correspondent, Channel 4 News


Date & time:  April 20, 2012, from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm EDT


Venue:  The World Bank’s J building

701 18th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Room J-1050 (auditorium)


To RSVP or set up media interviews, please contact:

Alexandra Klopfer

Phone: (202) 473-4645 or (202) 390-5376

E-mail: aklopfer@ifc.org


On Twitter, follow #IFCceoforum for updates.


Please note:  Media must be accredited to the IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meetings to attend.