Vikram Kumar is IFC's Country Manager for Myanmar, based in Yangon, effective from December 15, 2013. He has established IFC’s presence in Myanmar as the largest foreign financial investor in Myanmar with a cumulative investment program of ~$900m and also as a key contributor to advisory work focused on regulatory reform and capacity building that will promote private sector development in the country.
Prior to this assignment, he was Chief of Staff for the IFC Vice President, Asia Pacific in Washington DC for 2 years. Previously he spent 3 years in Nairobi, Kenya and over 2 years in New Delhi, India focusing primarily on infrastructure investments in Africa and South Asia regions respectively.
He has also worked in Corporate Investment Banking for ICICI Bank and YES Bank in India and in Credit Risk and Portfolio Management with Bank of America in the UK.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master's in Management with specialization in Operations and Finance from the Indian Institute of Management.