Wiebke Schloemer has replaced Tomasz Telma as director for the region which comprises 28 countries including Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Poland and Russia.
Schloemer is the former IFC regional infrastructure head and has over 20 years of experience in project and corporate finance, and in private equity across a wide range of industries, including energy, transport, utilities, telecoms and technology sectors.
She will be based in Vienna.
“While the results are rewarding, challenges remain. I see our role in the region as providing private sector solutions to our client countries’ most pressing needs, like improving infrastructure, increasing effectiveness of agribusiness, supporting climate-friendly innovations in manufacturing, and strengthening local capital markets.” she said.
Earlier this month IFC appointed Gabriel Goldschmidt, the former IFC regional infrastructure head, as director for Latin America and the Caribbean.