Director East Asia & the Pacific
International Finance Corporation
Mr Vivek Pathak has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management across all industry sectors. Over the past 16 years at IFC, he has covered Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in various leadership capacities.
In his current role, Mr Pathak leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across Asia Pacific, which in fiscal year 2014 reached a record $6.1 billion investment volume.
Before taking up his current role, Mr Pathak served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington, DC and managing a team of seasoned professionals responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training.
Previously, Mr Pathak oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa, and led IFC’s business development efforts in frontier markets like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.
Prior to joining IFC, Mr Pathak worked with Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in new business and risk management. In his capacity as a Head of Risk Management, ABN AMRO Bank, Thailand, he was responsible for managing a large and diverse portfolio during the Asian Financial Crisis.
Mr Pathak holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Mumbai, India.