Speaker details

Nena Stoiljkovic


Vice President, Business Advisory


Nena Stoiljkovic is IFC's Vice President for Business Advisory Services and a member of its Management Team. She leads more than 1,000 Advisory Services staff in 84 offices across 66 countries, and heads IFC's work to set standards in sustainability.

IFC's Advisory Services are organised in four practices: Access to Finance, Investment Climate, Sustainable Business, and Public-Private Partnerships. Working with private sector clients, IFC's Advisory Services work to increase access to finance, and to improve standards and transform markets with more sustainable and responsible business practices. Working with governments, they help improve the investment climate, especially for small and medium enterprises, and facilitate partnerships with the private sector to provide essential services such as infrastructure.

Ms Stoiljkovic also oversees IFC's Environment, Social, and Governance Department, which helps clients address challenges and opportunities on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues; and its Inclusive Business Models Group, which connects people, resources, and ideas to support inclusive business clients that target low-income people at the base of the economic pyramid.

A Serbian national, Ms Stoiljkovic became Vice President in September 2011. She was previously IFC's Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where she provided successful leadership to a region particularly hard hit by the financial crisis and demonstrated the powerful impact of integrating IFC's Investment and Advisory Services.

Ms Stoijkovic joined IFC in 1995 as an Investment Officer, and has since worked in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe, and Central Asia. In 2005, she relocated to Istanbul as Senior Manager in the Southern Europe and Central Asia Department, where she led business development and assumed country management responsibilities for seven IDA/Post-conflict countries in the Balkans and Central Asia.

Prior to joining IFC, Ms Stoiljkovic worked as a Consultant at the Economic Institute of Belgrade. She holds an MBA from the London Business School.