Tunis, Tunisia, March
5, 2018—Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President for the Middle East and Africa
for IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will arrive in Tunis today for
a series of high-level talks with senior representatives of the government,
the Central Bank and the private sector.
Pimenta will also meet
a number of key figures from the Tunisian business community, including
leading private equity fund managers, and will host a roundtable and dinner
with a number of private sector representatives. He will also chair a round-table
discussion with Flat6Labs, a start-ups incubator, and young entrepreneurs
to discuss the business environment and the digital ecosystem in Tunisia.
As Vice President for the Middle East
and Africa, Pimenta is in charge of all IFC’s advisory and investment
operations in a region with over 600 staff and a committed portfolio of
$20 billion, including mobilization.
IFC's work is designed
to help to address the region's most pressing development challenges. By
partnering with private sector companies, it aims to promote job creation,
increase access to finance, and support up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
IFC—a sister organization of the World
Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development
institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work
with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise,
and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas
of the world. In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term
financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private
sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information,