Rachel freeman leads all financial institution advisory in Asia for the International Finance Corporation including climate finance, MSME finance, payments and agrifinance. She joined IFC in 2001 to set up and manage the Central Asia Leasing Project, one of IFC’s first advisory programs in Central Asia. In 2004, she moved to Johannesburg as the Deputy General Manager of IFC’s advisory services for Sub-Saharan Africa, where she was instrumental in redesigning IFC’s advisory services. She also served as the agribusiness Lead Investment Officer in Central Asia. Prior to joining the IFC, Ms. Freeman was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia and also worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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