Mohamed Gouled is IFC’s Vice President of Risk and Finance. He is responsible for setting and updating IFC’s policies and frameworks in this area, and ensuring that the processes for governance of and compliance with these frameworks are operating effectively. He also reports on a regular basis on IFC’s risk parameters and overall financial sustainability outlook to the CEO, the management team, and the Board of Directors.
A Djiboutian national, Mr Gouled was previously Director of the Special Operations Department at IFC. He joined IFC in 1999 as an Investment Officer in what was then the Financial Markets Division of IFC’s Sub-Saharan Africa Department. He was instrumental in IFC’s re-engagement in Nigeria, helping to build its Financial Markets portfolio after many years of absence from the country. In 2002, Mr Gouled joined the Global Financial Markets Department where he worked on a number of high-profile and groundbreaking transactions, including the first residential mortgage-backed securitisation to come out of Eastern and Central Europe, the first tier II instrument in the Tunisian banking sector, and the first residential mortgage-backed securitisation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. After that, he served as Manager for the Financial Markets Group for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg, where he helped build and manage a diverse and high-performing Financial Markets team, significantly increasing the portfolio and reach of IFC’s investments in the region. He moved back to Washington at the end of 2009 as Chief Credit Officer in a heightened risk environment where his experience helped guide the EMENA regional investment and portfolio teams as they managed IFC’s risks.
Prior to joining IFC, Mr Gouled worked for the Treasury and the Industry and Infrastructure Departments at the African Development Bank based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.