The Global Borrowers and Bond Investors Forum

Ben Powell

Head of Funding

International Finance Corporation

Ben Powell if the head of funding at International Finance Corporation (IFC). He joined IFC in September 2011 to take up the position of senior financial officer in the treasury department, specifically working on IFC’s funding program. In 2014 Powell took responsibility for IFC’s overall funding program, which in 2016 fiscal year reached USD 17bn in size. He has led many of IFC’s most high profile bond offerings including IFC’s largest ever USD global benchmark transaction and the largest renminbi-denominated bond issued by a multilateral institution listed on the London Stock Exchange. Ben also played a key role in launching IFC's first-in-kind $1 billion global Indian rupee bond program. In 2013, he won the Euroweek award for most impressive Supranational/Agency funding official with a borrowing requirement of EUR 30bn or less. Before joining the IFC, Mr Powell was deputy head of funding for Kommunalbanken Norway (KBN), a Norwegian government agency. From 2001 until 2003, Mr. Powell worked as a staff writer for Japanese business newspaper Nikkei Business, and from 2003-2005, for HSBC in London. Mr Powell graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff with a bachelors degree in French and Japanese.

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