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Nathalie Louat

Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group, IFC

Nathalie Louat is Senior Manager in IFC's Financial Institutions Group in charge globally of Insurance, Innovation, Capital Markets, and the Distressed Assets Recovery Program, based in Washington.

She was previously a Senior Manager for East Asia and the Pacific Portfolio Operations in the Financial Institutions Group, based in Hong Kong. From 2010 until 2014, Nathalie was supporting IFC's clients in the financial sector in East Asia Pacific. She managed a USD 3bn portfolio with exposure to 90 clients and 150 projects located from Mongolia to the Pacific Islands.

From 1999 until 2010, Nathalie worked in IFC's Structured Finance Department within the Treasury Vice-Presidency, structuring a wide range of securitizations, risk-sharing arrangements, and other structured finance transactions in emerging markets. IFC provides its clients with innovative forms of financing with a focus on the development of domestic capital markets to increase the capacity for long-term local currency investments. She has closed many innovative transactions in highly developmental sectors, such as microfinance, health and education in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. She moved from IFC headquarters in Washington, DC to Hong Kong in the fall of 2007.

She is a member of the IFC Financial Institutions Group's management team. She served on IFC's Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee and was selected as a member of the World Bank Group's sounding board for the change management process. Nathalie received the World Bank Group's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award in 2012.

Prior to joining IFC, Nathalie pursued a career in Credit Lyonnais' Securitization Group. She holds a degree from the French School of Statistics and Economics and graduated as an Actuary from the French Institute of Actuarial Studies.

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