Ms. Ghada Teima, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, has been working with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of The World Bank Group, for 20 years, in different technical and managerial capacities. During her tenor at IFC, Ms. Teima managed Access to Finance Advisory Services Operations in Latin America and the Caribbean and prior to that worked in the Middle East and North Africa region on related topics. As part of the Financial Institutions Group, she has led IFC SME Finance Advisory Practice globally, advising banks on developing their SME Finance business and women banking. Beyond emerging markets private sector development experience, for six years, she has engaged on multiple policy and regulatory topics as Global Lead SME Finance at the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group.
Ms. Teima has been leading the IFC/ World Bank G20 SME Finance practice within the Financial Inclusion agenda under the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) since 2010. This included leading the G20 GPFI SME Finance and Digital Financial Services work program for multiple G20 Presidencies.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Teima held several positions in the private sector, in the areas of corporate finance and management consulting assisting clients with initial public offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions with the former Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International.