Former Global Director, Climate Business Group, International Finance Corporation
CEO, Makvest LLC
Mohsen Khalil is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MAKVEST, LLC, an advisory/investment company that provides financial advisory services to companies operating in or focusing on emerging markets. MAKVEST assists companies in developing expansion strategies and scaling internationally through organic growth or mergers/acquisitions, and securing growth capital through various instruments in equity, mezzanine or project finance. In additon, Dr. Khalil serves as board director and advisor for many companies and investment funds at different stages of growth.
Dr. Khalil has extensive experience in emerging markets and particular expertise in telecoms, information technologies, infrastructure, cleantech and venture capital. He served a long executive career with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank. His latest appointment till end 2011 was as Global Head of the Climate Business Group of IFC.
Before that, Dr. Khalil was the joint Director at the World Bank and IFC of the Global Information and Communication Technologies Department. In this capacity, Dr. Khalil led the World Bank Group’s activities in the area of telecommunications and information technologies worldwide. He also served as Director of IFC’s Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa Department, and as Chief Investment Officer in the Infrastructure Department.
Before joining the World Bank Group, while also a Professor of Business at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Khalil served as Chief Advisor to the Lebanese Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Board Director of Lebanon’s Autonomous Fund for Housing, and advisor to various governments and major corporations in the Middle East. He also worked with McKinsey & Co. Management Consultants, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and MITRE Corporation.