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Wendy Werner
  Country Head, IFC

Harmonizing Horizons: Pioneering Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment in South Asia

The term "Harmonising Horizons" encapsulates the vision of creating synergy and alignment among various stakeholders—governments, financial institutions, NGOs, academia, and communities—to expand financial access, foster inclusive growth, and empower individuals across South Asia. It signifies the harmonization of diverse perspectives, resources, and efforts towards a common goal of building a more inclusive and prosperous future.





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Speaker Profile

A US national, Werner joined IFC in 2006 after working in the power and energy sector in the United States. As the Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, she closed transformative projects and diversified IFC’s portfolio. Prior to that, Werner was IFC Trade & Competitiveness Manager for East Asia and the Pacific and was earlier based in Southeast Europe and Tajikistan. Ms. Werner is a CFA Charterholder and holds a joint MBA/MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a BA from Grinnell College, United States. 

Ms. Wendy Werner serves as the Country Head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in India where she oversees the growth and diversification of the IFC's portfolio in the country, prioritizing the maximization of IFC's developmental impact, particularly in light of India being its largest client country with a committed amount of $1.7 billion in FY21

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