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).