Director, Europe and Central Asia
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tomasz Telma is Director for Europe and Central Asia at International Finance Corporation. He is responsible for managing IFC's activities in this region, including a significant investment program (US$2.4 billion of long-term finance and US$600 million of trade finance in FY15) and portfolio (US$10.9 billion committed including mobilization), and an advisory program consisting of about 77 projects in 22 countries.

Tomasz has been with IFC since 1995 with most of his career focused on developing and executing IFC's investment transactions. Prior to his current assignment, he was based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as Associate Director for Central Asia and Azerbaijan, and earlier in Moscow as Chief Investment Officer responsible for IFC's new financial sector investments in the region.

Before joining IFC, Tomasz worked for PlanEcon, Inc., a private U.S.-based consulting and investment advisory firm focusing on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He studied International Economics and Finance in the Warsaw School of Economics and holds a Master's Degree in International Business from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.