Global Head, Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation
Having over 20 years of investment experience, Nikunj heads the World Bank/ IFC’s Venture Capital (VC) global investment group. At IFC, Nikunj has led over 100 direct equity investments, several of which have had successful exits, and oversees an active portfolio of 35 companies and a dozen VC funds, totaling over US$1 billion, all emerging markets focused. Prior to joining IFC in Washington DC, Nikunj spent nine years living and working in Asia. He was a Managing Director for one of Asia's leading venture funds. Earlier Nikunj spent 4 years in the Asian investment banking industry providing M&A and corporate finance services to clients throughout the region. In addition, he was the co-owner of South East Asia's largest independent marketing communications agency. Nikunj has an MBA degree from Stanford University, and an M Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.