Farid Fezoua is the Global Director for Health & Education at IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Based in Washington DC, he is responsible for managing IFC’s investment and advisory services in health and education, leading a team responsible for a $4 billion investment portfolio. Prior to joining IFC, Farid was President and CEO of General Electric Africa, leading GE’s operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, including developing sustainable solutions to strengthening health systems. Farid’s career at General Electric Company spanned 19 years, during which he served in a variety of different Executive and Senior Executive roles. Among other things, Farid led GE Healthcare’s business growth in Africa for 10 years, with a focus on addressing the continent’s need for better access to affordable and quality healthcare.
Before moving to General Electric, Farid worked in the financial services and infrastructure industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Russia, Turkey, and Central Asia. Farid has a strong track record of infrastructure project development and financing in the field of power, transportation, and healthcare in emerging markets, as well as business operations and management.
Farid has held executive and non-executive board member roles in banking and healthcare. More recently, he was Co-Chair of the United States Presidential Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa, Vice Chair of the US-Africa Business Council, and Chair of the US-South Africa Business Council.