Chuks Ibechukwu

Chuks Ibechukwu

Senior Counsel
IFC

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Chuks Ibechukwu is a highly experienced lawyer and development financier, who specialises in private-sector led financing in developing countries, with a focus on Africa.  After over a decade working with top-tier global law firms in London, Houston and Dubai, Mr. Ibechukwu is now Senior Counsel at International Finance Corporation, the private sector finance arm of the World Bank Group, where he has worked for the most part from Johannesburg, London, Lagos and Nairobi.  His career in private sector-led financing has seen him advise development organisations, financial institutions, governments and corporate investors on more than 50 projects that have achieved financial close and contributed over US$40 billion of committed capital across industries in almost 20 developing countries and emerging economies.

In addition to other responsibilities at IFC, Mr. Ibechukwu is the regional anchor for IFC’s Private Equity Funds practice in Africa.  With a portfolio of comprising over 320 funds globally and over US$6.4 billion of committed capital, IFC is the largest private equity investor in emerging markets.  

Mr. Ibechukwu holds a BA from Richmond – The American International University in London and a MA from Kings College London.  He is admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.

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