Jinsi, Nikunj

Global Head, Clean Technology Investments
International Finance Corporation
Adoption and Growth of Cleantech in Emerging Markets
Nikunj joined IFC in 2003 and heads IFC’s clean technology investment efforts, as part of its Climate Change Business Group. He combines over 20 years of experience in various industry sectors, having worked and lived in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US. Nikunj blends operational, entrepreneurial, investment banking and over 15 years of emerging market private equity experiences with unique global perspective on several industries. At IFC, Nikunj has led over 18 investments totaling more than US$200 million, for which IFC acted as a (co-)lead and involving other leading private equity and strategic players in Asia, and currently sits on the boards of six Asian companies. Nikunj also is involved with IFC's LP investment program for venture funds in Asia, having evaluated several fund investment opportunities in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and India, and sits on the Advisory Board of a leading (US$500mm) China venture fund, and has been responsible for several fund investments in India. Prior to joining IFC in Washington DC, Nikunj spent almost nine years living and working in Asia. Nikunj was the Managing Director and Head of the Singapore office for one of Asia's leading venture funds where he managed theteam making investments in South East Asia and India and was also responsible for managing several Asian LP relations. Prior to this, Nikunj spent 4 years in the Asian investment banking industry providing M&A and corporate finance services to clients throughout the region. In addition, Nikunj was the co-owner of South East Asia's largest independent marketing communications agency, with offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, which was successfully sold to Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), the largest media marketing group in the world, in 2002. Mr. Jinsi started his career working for KPN Telecom in the Netherlands, working as a Project Manager. Nikunj obtained an MBA degree from Stanford University (USA), attended as a Fulbright Scholar and an M Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.