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Laura Vila

Senior Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation

Laura has been five years working in IFC’s Mexico office based in Mexico DF where she has led business development efforts, in particular in telecommunications and oil and gas, and worked in equity and debt transactions in sectors such as financial markets, private equity and manufacturing. Laura has acted as Country Manager is several occasions. She recently joined the China-Mexico Fund team and is primarily responsible for the oil and gas program of the Fund. Laura joined IFC in 2005 and before coming to Mexico, she worked in the Portfolio Management and the Equity department focusing on designing and implementing derivative and structure finance transactions, actively managing FX proceeds of the Corporation, pricing financial instruments and developing medium term vulnerability and rich/cheap models for emerging markets. Before IFC, Laura worked for 5 years at the Central Bank of Colombia in the international reserves department. Overall, Laura has over 15 years of experience in finance, including portfolio and risk management, FX and fixed income trading, market research and debt and equity transactions. She holds a Master in Financial Engineering and a Master in Applied Economics from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has intermediate skills in Italian and Portuguese.

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