Susan M. Lund is IFC’s Vice President for Economics and Private Sector Development. She leads a global team that provides economic and analytical support to IFC investments and private capital mobilization. Specific responsibilities of her vice presidency include assessing the development impact of IFC investments, conducting economic research on issues related to private sector development, deploying blended concessional finance to de-risk private sector investments, and leading IFC efforts to build strategic relationships with public and private sector entities, including governments, international organizations, civil society, foundations, and other key development partners.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Lund was a partner at McKinsey & Company and leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. In that role, she served as an active research economist and an advisor to companies and policymakers around the world. Her published research has focused on the evolution of global value chains and trade, technology and its impact on the future of work, and global financial market development.
Ms. Lund, a U.S. national, holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Conference of Business Economists.