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Julie Carles

Co-Chair IDA Financial Institutions Advisory
Committee and Principal Investment Officer-
International Finance Corporation


Julie holds a Master in Development and Economics from a French University in Paris (Paris Dauphine) and she is also graduated in International Economics from Sciences Po Paris. She holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and Columbia University. After spending several years working for power utilities in Europe in charge mergers and acquisitions and cross border investments, she joined IFC in 2012 as an investment officer in the infrastructure department in MENA. She has been working on the financing of many transactions across the region, including in fragile and conflict states. Over the past years, she has been leading business development efforts for IFC in the water sector across MENA and Horn of Africa and worked primarily on water transactions in the region.