Arun Kumar Sharma is Chief Investment Officer with the Global Financial Markets Department of the International Finance Corporation and is based in Washington, D.C., responsible for a wide range of banking and financial market transactions in Asia and the Middle East and other emerging markets.He also manages key global relationships for IFC and is responsible for several new cross-regional initiatives for the IFC. Mr. Sharma holds an M.A. from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and MBA from the Kogod School of Business at the American University in Washington D.C. He is a Wharton Fellow and a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. In addition he attended continuing education programs at Oxford, INSEAD, and IMD Lausanne.