Ignacio de Calonje

Chief Investment Officer

Ignacio de Calonje is Chief Investment Officer in IFC’s Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department. He is responsible for managing IFC’s Western European based clients in the oil, gas and mining sectors with a particular focus on their projects in Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Prior to his posting in London, Ignacio was based in Istanbul, Cairo and Washington DC for IFC. During his 12 years at IFC, Ignacio has worked on numerous equity and debt investments in the natural resources space in emerging markets. Before joining IFC, he worked for Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division (1997-2002) in London and Madrid advising Spanish and UK corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions and debt capital market transactions. Ignacio has a Bsc in Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and a Masters Degree from Columbia University (New York).

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