Max Aitken is currently Senior Manager in IFC’s Small and Medium Services Department where he has oversight responsibilities for IFC’s Partnerships & Donor Relations work. Since joining IFC twelve years ago, Mr. Aitken has worked on IFC investments in the East Asia/Pacific and Central/Southern Europe regions. More recently, he worked in the advisory services and Small and Medium Enterprise areas, and led the establishment of significant advisory services programs in the Mekong region, the Balkans, Western China, North Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Indonesia. Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Aitken worked with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and subsequently in the Australian private sector. Mr. Aitken is an Australian national.