Martin Spicer

Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Martin Spicer is currently a regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he oversees IFC’s investment and advisory program with a focus on the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. In the past fiscal year, IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, committed $8.7 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean, including mobilization ($3.7 billion) and short-term finance ($1.8 billion), enabling investments to foster sustainable growth, create jobs, and fight the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin has over 25 years of experience with IFC. He served as IFC’s director for Blended Finance and he previously managed teams responsible for investments in IFC’s manufacturing, agribusiness and services business in Latin America and the Caribbean, telecommunications, media and technology business in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and for infrastructure and natural resources in Europe. He also served as a credit officer and has lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand, and Istanbul, Turkey with IFC.

He received his MBA with a major in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his MA from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to graduate school, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon. He received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University.

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