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Lance Crist

Global Head of Oil & Gas

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, which promotes development in emerging markets. In this capacity, Mr. Crist leads IFC's investment activities, including equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and re-gas, oilfield services and related sectors. IFC's ~$2 billion portfolio in these sectors includes about 50 companies in over 30 countries. Mr. Crist joined IFC in 1992 and has managed privatization advisory mandates, project and corporate finance, and private equity transactions in the areas of general manufacturing and telecommunications. Prior to his current role he managed IFC's global downstream team, originating and executing investments in refining & distribution, petrochemicals and fertilizers. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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