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Eriko Ishikawa

Global Program Manager
Eriko has over 20 years of development finance experience in the World Bank Group. At IFC, she leads the organization’s initiative to support private sector companies that reach populations at the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) and she has co-authored several publications on this topic.  During her career at IFC, she spearheaded several new practice areas including Business Linkages—providing technical assistance and advisory support to IFC clients to strengthen their local supply chain in emerging markets.  She also pioneered IFC’s engagement in Central Asia, where she led investments in local commercial banks, microfinance institutions, and small and medium enterprises.

Prior to joining IFC, Eriko was a Vice President for International Corporate Finance at Citibank in New York. She was born in Japan, grew up in Brazil, and has been educated in the United States. She has an MBA from Stanford University; as well as AB and EdM degrees from Harvard University.  Her main hobby is scuba diving—in Micronesia, South Pacific, the Red Sea, and the Caribbean.
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