The Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference

René Karsenti


International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm)

René Karsenti is the chair of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). He is also the president of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). Mr Karsenti is involved with ICMA’s interaction with governments, regulatory bodies, trade associations and international organisations. Before joining ICMA in 2006, Mr Karsenti was director general of finance at the EIB in Luxembourg, having previously served as treasurer of the EBRD in London since its inception. Mr Karsenti has held a variety of senior positions in the treasury organisations of the World Bank Group (IBRD and IFC), including as IFC treasurer. He is chairman of the European Capital Market Institute, a member of the strategic committee of the Agence France Trésor, and a member of the OECD financial markets roundtable. Mr Karsenti was also a member of the manager selection committee of the French Public Pensions Reserve Fund (FRR) from 2002 until 2010, and a member of the investment committee of the Fonds de Compensation, Luxembourg from 2004 until 2009. Mr Karsenti holds an engineering degree from ESCIL, Lyon and a PhD in economics from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has also carried out research in finance and economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr Karsenti has been awarded the French Legion d’ Honneur.

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Wed 11 - Thu 12 Feb 2015

Marriott London Grosvenor Square, London