WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Tuesday announced that Jamaican, Judith Green, has been appointed the regional manager for the Caribbean, overseeing operations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Washington-based financial institution, which is a member of the World Bank Group, said that Green will be based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, IFC’s hub for the Caribbean.
“IFC’s role in the Caribbean is important now more than ever and I look forward to working with our long-term partners and forging new relationships to support the development of the region,” Green said, adding that she aims to “lead IFC’s operations to provide private sector investments that drive sustainable growth, as well as leveraging our advisory services to improve the investment climate and support regional governments capital expenditure programs through the successful structuring of public-private partnerships”.
As of February 2020, IFC’s committed investment portfolio in the Caribbean stood at nearly US$900 million across a broad range of sectors, including financial markets, infrastructure, information and communication technology, manufacturing and services, and education.
Green previously worked with IFC from 2011 – 2013 as a senior investment officer in Jamaica before joining the Ministry of Finance and Planning, as a member of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee where she headed the government Coordination and Implementation Unit.