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Ruzgar Barisik

Senior Investment Officer, Venture Capital at IFC

Profile

Ruzgar Barisik has fifteen years of experience in technology VC and private equity investments across US and Global Emerging Markets.

Ruzgar co-heads IFC/World Bank’s global consumer internet practice and leads the organization's Venture Capital investments in Europe, Middle East & North Africa. International Finance Corporation is the investment arm of the World Bank. In addition to direct investing, Ruzgar has started an LP investment program into top early-stage VC funds in emerging markets.

At IFC, Ruzgar launched Techemerge.org, a market-entry accelerator for tech companies. The program connects health technology innovators from around the world with healthcare providers in emerging markets.

Prior to IFC, Ruzgar was a Partner at GTI Group, a New York based private investment firm. Earlier in his career, Ruzgar was Director of Corporate Development at KCI. Ruzgar graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Mathematics and Economics and holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

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