Ayaan Adam is currently the Head/Manager in charge of International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Private Equity and Investment Fund Portfolio. She also heads new business opportunities in infrastructure funds, distressed assets, listed funds and other single sector funds. She is responsible for US$2.5 billion portfolio involving 160 different relationships with private equity and venture capital funds invested or investing in Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Prior to this position, Ayaan held a number of leadership positions in IFC's Global Financial Markets Department, including the position of Manager of the Global Transaction Group; and Head of New Business with responsibility for the development and the delivery of the financial sector and private equity programs in two key regions: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining IFC in 1996, Ayaan had six years of experience in the US financial service industry, namely commercial banking, insurance, and management consulting. She holds a Master's of Science in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.