Jacqueline H.

United States


At IFC, Jacqueline oversees an international team responsible for structuring partnerships between IFC and sovereigns, foundations, and corporations, as well as raising $700M to support IFC’s Advisory, Investment, and Asset Management operations. She brings 16 years of finance and development experience to IFC, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the USG's development finance institution. Appointed by the White House, Jacqueline developed OPIC’s strategic relationships and helped manage its 250-person staff and operations. From 2009 - 2010, she also served as OPIC's Chief Financial Officer, managing the agency’s $83M annual operating budget and $15B portfolio of debt finance and risk insurance project and corporate finance transactions in more than 105 emerging markets. During her tenure as CFO, OPIC announced $2.4B in new commitments and reported $260M in net income. Before joining OPIC, Jacqueline spent eight years at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), leading oversight of the budget, policy, programs, and management of the U.S. Ex-Im Bank, OPIC, MCC, and various programs at the Department of State and USAID In 2004, she served as principle economic advisor to Iraq’s Interim Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Barham Salih, and the Minister of Finance. During her 8 months in Baghdad, she helped develop and implement the Iraqi national budget, the first treasury bill auctions, and a national investment strategy. Prior to OMB, Jacqueline worked for an internet trade finance company in New York, where she designed and managed an asset management and auction platform. She has also worked at the African Development Bank, Technoserve, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. Jacqueline holds an M.I.A in finance and economic development from Columbia University and a B.A. in political science from Colgate University.


  • finance
  • urban planning
  • banking & finance budgeting
  • development
  • banking system
  • iraq
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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