Guy Ellena

Director, Manufact., Agribusiness and Services Dept., EMENA,,
International Finance Corporation

Since September 2010, Guy Ellena has been the Director of the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Department for the Europe, Middle-East and North Africa (EMENA) region of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Based in Istanbul, Ellena is responsible for an investment portfolio of more than US$4bn and an annual program of over US$1bn. Previously, and for over 10 years, Ellena was the Director of IFC Health and Education Department and was in charge of a fast growing portfolio of health and education investments, totalling US$1.1bn in 2010. Ellena joined the World Bank Group in 1986 and occupied successive operational positions as a Health Economist in several regions where he carried out policy work for the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ellena was a researcher and health economics/policy consultant for the French Government’s development agencies.

He holds a master’s degree in economics as well as a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille (France).