Global Head, Banking on Women; IFC

Jessica Schnabel is the Global Head of IFC’s Banking on Women business. She is responsible for building IFC’s global investment and advisory services portfolio with financial institutions in emerging markets, to radically scale-up and improve financial services for women-led SMEs. She has led her team to invest over US$1.8 billion and provide solutions to over 65 financial institutions in emerging markets to build profitable financial business with women customers. Her prior experience in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group includes a range of debt, equity, and balance sheet risk-management investments with commercial banks, private equity funds, and asset finance companies. Ms. Schnabel holds a BA from Indiana University and a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.