Jessica Farmer joined International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2014 in New Delhi, India, as Principal Investment Officer heading InfraVentures for the Asia region, prior to her move to Yangon as IFC’s Infrastructure Sector Lead for Myanmar, in addition to continuing to lead InfraVentures for Asia.
Previously, Jessica worked for 14 years at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, based out of Washington, DC, where she worked in a variety of capacities from workouts and restructurings to project finance underwriting. She ultimately headed Ex-Im Bank’s Asset Management Division, with $60 billion of assets under management.
Jessica’s investment experience includes international project and corporate financings for a variety of large and small infrastructure projects (including thermal, solar, wind and nuclear power, distributed generation, telecom, upstream and downstream petroleum investments, refineries and petrochemicals), as well as equity investments in infrastructure projects.
At the start of her international career, Jessica worked for the United States Peace Corps in Mauritania, West Africa and also spent time in Zambia with the Cooperative League of the United States assisting cooperative groups with agribusiness ventures.
Jessica holds a Masters of International Affairs degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, with honors, from the University of Colorado - Boulder. She speaks French and Spanish and has a passion for travel, art, heritage architecture preservation, and environmental conservation.