The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Anna Ng as its new regional head of operations for East Asia and the Pacific and head of office for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
As regional head of operations, Ng is responsible for strategy formulation, facilitation and oversight of investment and advisory programmes, as well as fundraising efforts in East Asia and the Pacific. As head of office for Hong Kong SAR, she will work closely with regional investment and advisory teams to help drive cross-border investments and capital mobilization between Hong Kong-based companies and financial institutions in emerging markets and developing economies globally.
Ng most recently served as IFC’s senior country officer for Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore. She contributed significantly to growing IFC’s knowledge and business partnerships with the government and private sector clients in Singapore, and was instrumental in establishing IFC’s presence in Malaysia. Prior to joining IFC in 2017, she worked in various roles for the Government of Singapore.
IFC opened its Hong Kong SAR office in 2000 to support its operations across East Asia and the Pacific. The office serves as a key regional hub for mobilizing capital from Hong Kong-based companies, financial institutions, and government partners for investment in emerging markets and developing economies around the world, which has helped to create markets and opportunities where they’re needed most.
Projects have included supporting Hong Kong-based clients including ALBA Asia, Kerry Logistics, Li & Fung, Prudential, Shangri-La Asia, and WeLab in their expansion plans in emerging markets and developing economies globally, and impactful partnerships with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority including the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks and the Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Programme.
Over the past decade, IFC’s Hong Kong-based team has contributed more than US$4.5 billion worth of investments in 84 projects in 16 countries across the wider region.