Gavin Wilson has been CEO of IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) since its founding in 2009. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), AMC raises and manages third-party capital, investing in IFC transactions in developing countries. As of March 2015, AMC had approximately US$8.1 billion of assets under management in eight funds and had committed approximately US$4.5 billion in 59 emerging market companies and 6 private equity funds.
Prior to joining AMC, Wilson was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1996. He co-headed Goldman’s EMEA Industrials Group and was previously head of the firm’s New Markets investment banking execution team, focused on the emerging markets of EMEA. Wilson began his career at McKinsey and Company. He joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in 1988, working in the Bank’s Africa Region and in IFC’s investment and advisory businesses including a stint as IFC’s Resident Representative in Poland. He subsequently served as a Special Advisor at the Bank of England before joining Goldman Sachs.
Wilson holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development.
Wilson chairs AMC’s investment committees and is responsible for AMC’s overall management and strategy.