Khosrow Zamani was director of the southern Europe and central Asia department of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank, from March 2000 to July 2005. He was responsible for the IFC investment programme and strategy in 15 countries across the region. Whilst a director at IFC, Khosrow was instrumental in building the IFC investment portfolio in the region with several new initiatives, particularly in central Asia and Caucasia. He oversaw the IFC portfolio of more than $2 billion, diversified across the financial, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing sectors. Khosrow has over 30 years of experience in investment and project finance and banking in emerging markets. He holds an MSc in Engineering from the United States of America and a master of business operations and management from the United Kingdom. He was formerly a non-executive board member and chairman of the corporate governance committee of Sekerbank A.S., a publicly listed commercial bank in Turkey, and a non-executive board member and a member of the compensation committee of Komercijalna Bank, Serbia.
* Independent non-executive director.