Karin Finkelston is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.
Prior to MIGA, she was Vice President for Global Partnerships at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), where she led efforts with government and private partners to create high-impact business opportunities. She also served as IFC’s Vice President for Asia Pacific, Director East Asia Pacific, and Country Manager for China and Mongolia. She grew IFC’s China business – investing with local entrepreneurs and banks-and also led IFC’s expansion in Asia’s frontier countries. Finkelston joined IFC as an Investment Officer in 1996.
Before joining IFC, Finkelston was a Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in Hong Kong after having started her career in New York. As a manager at Barents Group, she led a team in Hanoi advising and implementing Vietnam’s first privatization transactions.
Finkelston has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.