Alfonso, a Spanish national, is the IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific. Prior to that he also served as the World Bank Global Director in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice and Practice Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCR). He joined the Bank in 2013 as Lead Financial Sector Specialist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency.
Prior to joining the Bank, Alfonso had a successful 12 year career in the private sector at the Analistas Financieros Internationales consulting group, including as Partner Managing Director during 2007-12. In this capacity, he managed a large team of financial sector analysts and consultants, and gained wide ranging experience on banking sector crisis resolution, banking sector management, funding strategies, and market transactions in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Northern Africa. Alfonso has also lectured and published widely on financial sector issues.