Strengthening IFC's Presence

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Mehita Fanny as Country Manager for Comoros, Eswatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Seychelles. Fanny's extensive experience and expertise position her to drive IFC's initiatives and foster economic growth across the region.

Mehita Fanny: Leading the Charge

In her new role, Fanny will lead IFC's activities in the five countries, overseeing a diverse team focused on investment, advisory services, and support functions. With her appointment effective from April 1, 2024, Fanny is poised to make a significant impact on the region's development landscape.

Strategic Focus Areas

Fanny's mandate encompasses collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders to catalyze economic growth and promote shared prosperity. She will prioritize sectors such as infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, forestry, and finance, aligning IFC's efforts with regional development priorities.

Unlocking Economic Potential

Cláudia Conceição, IFC Regional Director for Southern Africa, highlights Fanny's wealth of experience and her pivotal role in implementing IFC's strategy for sustainable economic growth in Mozambique. Fanny's leadership is instrumental in harnessing opportunities for innovation and expansion across the region.

Fostering Partnerships and Innovation

Expressing her enthusiasm for the new role, Fanny emphasizes the importance of collaboration and innovation in addressing the region's development challenges. She looks forward to leveraging the collective expertise of the World Bank Group to drive private sector-led solutions and foster growth.

Background and Expertise

Fanny brings over two decades of experience with IFC, previously serving in various capacities, including as Regional Manager of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Advisory in Europe. Her tenure as Country Manager in Central Africa further underscores her ability to navigate complex development landscapes.

Commitment to Development

As a Cote d'Ivoire national, Fanny's commitment to Africa's development is deeply rooted. Her academic background in economics and business equips her with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive sustainable economic transformation in the region.

Advancing Sustainable Growth

IFC's appointment of Mehita Fanny reflects its commitment to advancing sustainable development in Africa. With her leadership, IFC is poised to strengthen its partnerships, drive innovation, and unlock the economic potential of the region, contributing to job creation, poverty reduction, and sustainable economic growth.