Imoni Akpofure is based in Paris, with responsibility for managing IFC’s relationships with Western European shareholders and donors, business development with, and relationship management of, European companies, as well as building partnerships with other stakeholders in Europe.
Previously, she served in various capacities in IFC, including Country Manager based in Accra, Ghana, with responsibility for the coordination of IFC’s strategy and business in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo; Manager of the Market Development Group in the Environment and Social Development Department; and Manager in IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department. She also served as Country Manager in IFC’s regional office based in Johannesburg, South Africa and as IFC’s Regional Representative based in Harare, Zimbabwe, with specific responsibility for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Her early career in IFC was spent working on transactions in the Infrastructure sectors in Asia and Latin America.
External to IFC, Ms Akpofure is a Faculty Member of the Business and Sustainability and Climate Leadership Programs under the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership. Previously Ms. Akpofure served as a Trustee on the Board of the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NaDEF) in Ghana, and was a Trustee on the African Training and Management Services Foundation (Stichting ATMS), The Netherlands.
Before joining the IFC, Ms. Akpofure practiced as a chartered civil engineer in the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.