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Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India

Speakers

Mr. Prasad Gopalan

Mr. Prasad Gopalan

Designation : Manager, Agribusiness and Forestry, Asia

Company : International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Industry : Agribusiness & Forestry

Headquarters : Washington, D.C.

Speaking in : Innovative Financing To Unleash Growth

Global Presence :

  • IFC is one of the largest investors in the agribusiness sector on a global basis.  IFC’s current agribusiness portfolio is over $4 billion and covers the entire agribusiness value chain, from inputs to food retail.

India Presence :

  • IFC has been actively financing projects in India and has an investment portfolio of approximately $200m in the country across the agribusiness value chain. IFC also has an active advisory engagement in India that works with clients to address climate and water issues, food standards, farmer linkages, etc.

Company Profile :

  • IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group and operates in more than 100 countries across the globe. IFC provides a variety of tailored financing and advisory solutions to meet client needs. IFC’s outstanding Global Portfolio: US$ 63,250 million. FY17 committed volume: US$ 12,113 million.
  • IFC’s outstanding portfolio in South Asia: US$ 7,553 million. FY17 Committed volume in South Asia: US$ 1,982 million.

Personal Profile :

  • During his career with IFC, Prasad has covered and executed projects across the world in a broad range of sectors, including agribusiness, manufacturing and services. In his current role, Prasad manages IFC’s business in the agribusiness and forestry sector and is responsible for these operations in Asia. IFC’s portfolio in agribusiness and forestry in Asia stands at approximately $1 billion and is well diversified across sub-sectors and countries.
  • Prior to IFC, Prasad worked as a consultant in the United States and Europe. He has graduate degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He also holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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