Peer Stein, a German national, is with IFC’s Financial Institutions Group as of November 2015. Previously, he was Director in the Finance and Markets Global Practice of the World Bank Group, a position he assumed in July 2014. In this role, he was responsible for the global solutions of the Practice’s financial, advisory, and convening services, including financial sector reform and policy, financial infrastructure and access, and finance for development. Before that, Peer was responsible for IFC’s Access to Finance Advisory Business Line, a position he has held since 2009. He joined IFC in 1996, and has worked in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe on both the investment and advisory sides of IFC.
Prior to joining IFC, Peer worked in Germany as a management consultant in enterprise restructuring and as a partner in a strategic market research firm covering Eastern Europe. He holds a masters degree in business administration and economics from Witten/Herdecke University, and has been teaching financial sector reform and development at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Peer is married and has two children.