Wiebke Schlömer is currently the Director for Turkey and Central Asia at the International Finance Corporation (IFC/World Bank Group). She has over 25 years’ experience investing in Africa, Central and East Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, supporting companies to grow and maintain sustainable value, in line with the highest environmental, social and governance standards. Ms Schlömer has had several leadership positions in IFC across the globe, working with companies in the telecoms, technology, power, transportation, utilities and construction industries. As a global emerging market investor, she has wide experience with asset and portfolio management as well as comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation. She has further been supporting governments in strengthening approaches for private sector growth in their countries and worked extensively with Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs)
Ms. Schlömer is an experienced board member, currently serving on the Board of Hassan Allam Holding, a family-owned construction and utilities company in Egypt, and, on a pro-bono basis, of EIT Climate KIC, a non-profit foundation focused on supporting climate change through system transformations and innovation. She is also a member of the advisory committee (LPAC) for Actera, a Turkey focused private equity fund.
Before joining IFC, she worked with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and the German Development Bank DEG/KfW Banking Group in Cologne, Germany.
Ms. Schlömer has a Master degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Göttingen in Germany, a Postgraduate degree in Development Policy from the German Development Institute, and completed the Corporate Director Program at Harvard Business School, Executive Education.