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Iftin Fatah

Iftin Fatah
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Iftin Fatah is a Senior Investment Officer at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and is a financial and private sector development professional with extensive experience in deal structuring, portfolio management and resource mobilization in an emerging and frontier market context. She manages a global portfolio of investments to financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions, microfinance and digital financial service providers. Iftin’s work at the DFC has focused on developing strategies for driving financial inclusion and gender lens investing.

Prior to joining the DFC, Iftin worked in consulting supporting NGOs by providing grants and financial analysis, as well as in the defense sector examining program build operations and leading various cost benefit analysis and business process-reengineering studies as a certified lean six sigma greenbelt. Outside of work, she serves as a non-executive board member selected by the donor community of an MSME financing facility funded by the World Bank under Somalia Capacity Advancement and Livelihoods through Digital Uplift (SCALED-UP), which seeks to increase access to basic digital, financial and government services targeting entrepreneurship and employment, particularly among women.

Iftin graduated from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tuft’s University with a Master’s in International Relations, and from George Mason University with a Master’s in International Commerce & Policy and a Bachelor’s in Finance. She also completed the Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance.

 

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