Sadia Sajjad is the Country Manager for UK, Ireland, Denmark and Malta at IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in Emerging Markets. In her current role, Sadia leads IFC’s relationships with private sector clients, governments, financial institutions, and investors to enable IFC deliver its investment and advisory program.
Sadia’s career spans over two decades at IFC in various sectors, regions and business lines. In particular, she has worked across IFC’s Investment Operations focusing on Agribusiness and Mining sectors globally; Syndications and Resource Mobilization, where she led commercial debt raise for IFC transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa region from commercial and development investors; Donor Funding raising for IFC advisory and blended finance projects; and Business Development and clients and stakeholder relationship management. Sadia is an alumnus of IFC’s prestigious Global Business Leadership Program.
Prior to joining IFC, Sadia worked as an economist at IDEA global, a financial research firm based in New York City. Sadia holds a Masters in Economics from McGill University in Canada. She also holds a BA in Honours Economics from McGill as well as a BSc in Accounting from the University of London.