Sharmila Hardi is the Global Head of Banking, Risk Management and Insurance in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG). In this position she is also responsible for managing global relationships and for mainstreaming gender across all FIG products. She leads a team of over 30 professionals in an area that is business critical to the corporation and delivering impact by providing access to finance for SMEs in emerging markets. Ms. Hardi has been with IFC since 1992 specializing in project finance and more recently heading IFC’s syndication team.
IFC’s Financial Institutions Group ranks as a leading financier of private financial institutions in emerging markets. IFC’s Banking on Women business which is a growing segment has portfolio of over US$3 billion.
Ms. Hardi also serves as IFC’s nominee director on the Global Climate Partnership Facility a Luxembourg based fund focused on green investments in emerging markets and the Financial Alliance For Women a consortium of financial institutions dedicated to supporting banks as they capture the opportunity of the Women’s Market.