Dimitris Tsitsiragos, a Greek national, leads the investment operations and advisory services for IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, overseeing new business development, portfolio, and client relationships with key private sector partners worldwide. During fiscal year 2015, IFC committed about $18 billion in 84 countries to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing development challenges, from unemployment to energy shortages and climate change.
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Tsitsiragos was Vice President for IFC’s Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, and North Africa region. From 2010 to 2011, he served as IFC’s Director of the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe department.
Prior to that, Mr. Tsitsiragos headed IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services department from 2004 to 2010, leading activities in tourism, retail and property development, construction materials, the forest-products chain, life sciences, and energy-efficient machinery.
Mr. Tsitsiragos has worked in a wide range of regions and industries. He spent over two years in New Delhi as IFC’s Director of the South Asia department, where he doubled commitments for the region, and doubled IFC’s portfolio in India. Prior to this, Mr. Tsitsiragos served as Manager of New Investments for IFC’s Eastern/Central Europe region, and spent over 12 years in IFC’s oil and gas division.
Externally, Mr. Tsitsiragos has served on the Board of Directors for both IDFC (India) and the Commercial Bank of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He has also represented IFC in operating committees managing oil and gas properties in Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia. He holds an MBA from George Washington University.