IFC appoints Martin Holtmann as Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

Martin Holtmann has been named the new Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

As the region recovers from the effects of COVID-19, Holtmann will focus on establishing new prospects for private sector investment and growing IFC’s impact investments.

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In 2007, Holtmann, a German national, joined IFC. According to a press release, Holtmann was previously the Global Sector Manager for Financial Inclusion at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he helped the organization reach millions of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with traditional and digital financial services and strengthen more than 200 partner institutions through investment and advisory support.

“Martin’s background experience will be invaluable as IFC deepens its work in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal,” said Hector Gomez Ang, IFC’s Regional Director for South Asia.

“This is a time of new challenges and opportunities and I am confident Martin will be successful in leading IFC’s efforts to strengthen and diversify its work in the three countries in support of a green and resilient recovery,” added Gomez.

Holtmann’s responsibilities include promoting the IFC’s influence on climate, gender, and green growth, as well as building national portfolios and diversifying private-sector investments.

Transport and logistics, clean energy, financial services, tourism, agribusiness, healthcare, and housing are some of the main areas for future investment potential in the region.

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