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Mr. Walid Almurshad

Head of IFC Saudi Arabia, Principal in the Middle East and North Africa
department – International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank

Profile

Walid Almurshed is the Head of IFC Saudi Arabia, Principal in the Middle East and North Africa department - International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Since joining IFC as an investment officer in the Financial Markets department in January 2001, Walid has held a variety of positions in the headquarters in Washington DC, regional hub in Cairo and the country office where he has worked effectively across boundaries to develop business, processing and managing portfolio across the region and sectors. In his current position as Head of IFC Saudi Arabia, Walid has overseen the buildup of the KSA capacity and the growth of IFC investment and Advisory Services in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. In his former role as an Investment Officer Walid developed strategic relationships of IFC with the financial sector in MENA, as well as being a board member at several companies representing IFC.

Prior to joining IFC, since 1992 Walid held different positions with the Banking Control Department in Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Central bank of Saudi Arabia responsible for monitoring financial and compliance supervision of banks and non-banking financial institutions.

He holds a Master of Science in Economics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and participated in various international seminars and workshops.