International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Carlos Katsuya senior manager for Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia.
He will lead the corporation’s work across these countries.
Katsuya, who will be based in Luanda, Angola, succeeds Hector Gomez Ang, who is taking up the role of IFC regional director in South Asia.
"The private sector is more critical than ever and can play an important role supporting countries’ recovery from Covid-19.
“I look forward to collaborating with our public and private sector partners across Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia to drive inclusive growth that will empower small businesses and entrepreneurs, generate more opportunities for young people, support a greener and more resilient recovery, and advance gender equality,” says Katsuya.
He joined the IFC in 2003 and has worked in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Most recently, he was chief investment officer in the infrastructure department of the IFC in Asia, where he led its investments in the telecommunications sector and established the IFC among the most prominent players in the sector across the region.
IFC Southern Africa and Nigeria regional director Kevin Njiraini comments that Katsuya brings to his new role invaluable experience that will help the IFC support its partners’ recovery from the pandemic, while leveraging important trends such as growing demand for digital solutions and connectivity.