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Hassan Jafrani Regional Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific Region at International Finance Corporation


Hassan Jafrani is the Regional Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific Region at International Finance Corporation (IFC) based in Singapore since January 2017. He is responsible for the total balance sheet in the region of $18 billion, providing risk oversight in approving and monitoring IFC portfolio covering both debt and equity, and ensuring compliance to IFC policies and oversight of financial sustainability in the region.

Hassan joined IFC in 2012 as Chief Credit Officer based in Washington DC. He was responsible for managing  IFC’s Credit Policy function and  Financial Institutions credits covering Africa and global coverage for Capital Markets and Structured Finance transactions. In his role he was instrumental in revamping and redesigning IFC Credit Policies . He also served on IFC’s Corporate Risk Committee.

Prior to joining IFC he spent over 12 years with Citigroup based in different locations, and 8 years with Asian Development Bank based in Manila. His banking experience spans across business lines with regional responsibilities covering Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East with both Private Sector (Citi) and Multilateral (ADB). He has extensive experience within Risk Management across different functions and types of risks. He also covered and managed, Risk Architecture (rating models, risk appetite, risk policies), Risk Control / Middle Office, Portfolio Management function and Market Risk at Citi.

In addition to Risk Roles at Citi and ADB, he has also had business roles in both organizations covering capital markets, structured finance, product development and relationship management function.

A Pakistani and Canadian national, Hassan graduated from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan and an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.