Nena Stoiljkovic is IFC’s Vice President for Business Advisory Services and a member of its Management Team. She leads Advisory Services staff around the world and heads IFC’s work to set standards in sustainability. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. In addition, Stoiljkovic is one of two Global Practices Vice Presidents at the World Bank Group. Key responsibilities in this role include the set-up and oversight of Global Practices, that will deploy multi-disciplinary teams of experts from across IFC, the World Bank, and MIGA to help tackle the most difficult development challenges around the world.
IFC’s Advisory Services provides advice in the areas of Access to Finance, Investment Climate, Public-Private Partnerships, and Sustainable Business. Stoiljkovic also oversees IFC’s Environment, Social, and Governance Department, which helps clients address challenges and opportunities on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues; and its Inclusive Business Models Group, which supports clients that target low-income people at the base of the economic pyramid.
A Serbian national, Stoiljkovic became Vice President in September 2011. She was previously IFC’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where she provided successful leadership to a region particularly hard hit by the financial crisis and demonstrated the powerful impact of integrating IFC’s Investment and Advisory Services.
Stoijkovic joined IFC in 1995 as an Investment Officer, and has since worked in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe, and Central Asia. In 2005, she relocated to Istanbul as Senior Manager in the Southern Europe and Central Asia Department, where she led business development and assumed country management responsibilities for seven IDA/Post-conflict countries in the Balkans and Central Asia.
Prior to joining IFC, Stoiljkovic worked as a Consultant at the Economic Institute of Belgrade. She holds an MBA from the London Business School.