Regional Manager for Western Balkans and Central Europe, IFC

A French national and a former banker, Ary Naïm has been with IFC for 17 years. He joined IFC in 2003 in Morocco as Access to Finance Specialist, then moved in 2005 to Washington as part of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group, where he actively contributed to IFC’s global thought leadership in SME Banking and Leasing. In 2010 he took the role of Country Head for the Dominican Republic and Haiti, leading IFC’s reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake and rolling out innovative investment, advisory, and treasury initiatives in both countries. For the past six years, Ary Naïm has been the Country Manager for IFC in Mexico, overseeing a significant ramp-up of IFC annual commitments across sectors and establishing a strong franchise in the country. Ary is an engineer in Computer Sciences, with a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence.