Emmanuel Nyirinkindi is IFC’s Vice President of Cross-Cutting Solutions. He identifies opportunities for closer collaboration and coordination across IFC and the entire World Bank Group to deliver solutions for clients. This involves overseeing work in four areas: to proactively create markets and enable the conditions for investments; to design effective public-private partnerships and targeted corporate finance solutions to maximize the private sector’s role in development; to ensure that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices are embedded throughout IFC’s projects; and to design private sector strategies that enable all genders and underserved communities to fully participate in the economy.
Before becoming Vice President, Mr. Nyirinkindi served as IFC’s Global Director for Transaction Advisory Services. He has over 14 years of IFC experience, working mainly across infrastructure development, including, since 2015, in his role leading the global Public-Private Partnerships Transaction Advisory and Corporate Financial Services teams and operations. Mr. Nyirinkindi first joined IFC’s Johannesburg office in 2006 as a Senior Investment Officer, and served as the Regional Manager of IFC’s Public-Private Partnerships Advisory Services for Africa before moving to Washington, D.C. He has a proven track record of leadership and execution in advising governments on designing and bringing to market commercially robust public-private partnerships across various sectors that provide high quality, affordable and efficient infrastructure and social services to communities.
Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Nyirinkindi worked for the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Finance where he introduced public-private partnerships in the electricity and railway sectors and coordinated legal and regulatory reforms in the basic infrastructure sectors. He worked in the petroleum products industry in Uganda and with the Faculty of Commerce at Makerere University in Kampala, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. Mr. Nyirinkindi also holds an MBA from the University of Kansas.